CARRIGER, Henry Ward

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Henry Ward Carriger (1876-1949)

CARRIGER, Henry Ward (1876-1949) [SS#547-050587], native Californian born in Sonoma who visited Santa Cruz Island March 25-April 5, 1927 with fellow ornithologists J. R. Pemberton, Ozora W. Howard and Dudley S. DeGroot. A year before his death he was voted an Honorary Membership into the Southern Division of the Cooper Ornithological Society.

On October 1, 1949 Carriger was hit by a car and died soon thereafter. He was 73. He was survived by his wife, Carolyn, son Gerald, and four married daughters. Carriger’s extensive egg collection was acquired by Miss Jean Bell of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.


Carriger collected on seven California Channel Islands:

  • Anacapa Island (1927)
  • San Clemente Island (1927)
  • San Miguel Island (1927)
  • Santa Barbara Island (1927)
  • Santa Catalina Island (1927)
  • Santa Cruz Island (1927)
  • Santa Rosa Island (1927)
  • Farallon Islands (1913)



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Anacapa Island Henry W. Carriger WFVZ March 28, 1927 WFVZ-33554 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Henry W. Carriger WFVZ March 28, 1927 WFVZ-34473 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island Henry W. Carriger WFVZ May 26, 1927 WFVZ-211236 Pandion haliaetus Eggs


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Miguel Island Henry W. Carriger WFVZ April 1, 1927 WFVZ-185827 Eremophila alpestris Eggs
San Miguel Island Henry W. Carriger WFVZ April 1, 1927 WFVZ-185828 Eremophila alpestris Eggs


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Barbara Island H. W. Carriger WFVZ March 27, 1927 WFVZ-34459 Phalacrocorax penilillatus Eggs
Santa Barbara Island H. W. Carriger WFVZ March 27, 1927 WFVZ-34460 Phalacrocorax penilillatus Eggs



Santa Cruz Island

1927



ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island H. W. Carriger WFVZ April 3, 1927 WFVZ-34089 Buteo jamaicensis Eggs