PACIFIC LOON

PACIFIC LOON (Gavia pacifica)

PACIFIC LOON (Gavia pacifica) a.k.a. Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica; Gavia pacifica arctica)


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SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND

1984 San Clemente Island: “ LOON (Gavia arctica). Three records: Linton (1909) noted "a few" during winter months of 1908; about 15 on 3 Jun 1972 (Lee Jones); one 25 Jul 1979 (Paul Jorgensen).”
The Birds of San Clemente Island, 1984


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island J. T. Brollini LACM December 19, 2002 LACM-112217 Gavia pacifica Bird


SANTA BARBARA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Barbara Island Tod Tognazzini SBMNH November 26, 1982 SBMNH-5053 Gavia pacifica Bird



SANTA CATALINA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN  
Santa Catalina Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ December 27, 1897 MVZ-31412 Gavia pacifica pacifica Birds
Santa Catalina Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ December 30, 1897 MVZ-31413 Gavia pacifica pacifica Birds
Santa Catalina Island F. L. Granville UCLA November 11, 1917 UCLA-12356 Gavia arctica pacifica Birds


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

1907 Santa Cruz Island:Gavia pacifica. Pacific Loon. Abundant in migration; several specimens taken.” [“At 11:30 p. m., November 19, 1907, my father (H. Linton), Mr. George Willett, and myself left San Pedro harbor in a dilapidated fishing smack and in company with a crawfisherman, one “Cold-foot” Jorgensen. We arrived off the south end of Santa Cruz Island at 10:30 the following day during a stiff norwester. For various reasons we were unable to make camp until the 22nd. It may not be amiss to state here that twice during the blow we were nearly wrecked: once while at anchor in Potatoe Harbor, a broken anchor allowing the boat to drift within the breaker line and nearly onto the rocks. In this instance the timely arrival of Willett and H. Linton in a small boat, saved the day, and incidentally the fishing smack. At another time (the engine having broken down) we were blown nearly onto the rocks of Anacapa Island; but with father at the wheel and Willett and I on the “sheet” we managed to hold her off. I mention the foregoing, and the many sleepless nights spent on the rocky shores, “running” the surf several times each day (with attendant duckings), etc., merely as a warning to those who seem inclined to believe a field naturalists ’ life “strewn with roses”. (Its ’ generally strewn with cacti!) .”]
Linton, C. B. Notes from Santa Cruz Island] The Condor 10(3):124-129, May 1908


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN  
Santa Cruz Island George Willett NMNH November 27, 1907 USNM-413547 Gavia arctica Birds
Santa Cruz Island C. B. Linton MCZ December 1, 1907 MCZ-316508 Gavia arctica pacifica Birds
Santa Cruz Island C. B. Linton MCZ December 2, 1907 MCZ-18021 Gavia arctica pacifica Birds


SANTA ROSA ISLAND

1927 Santa Rosa Island:Gavia pacifica. Pacific Loon. Several loons were noted on April 3 by Pemberton on April 3.” [“Through the generosity of Mr. Silsby M. Spalding who placed at our disposal his splendid cruiser Padariva I the writer accompanied by H. W. Carriger, Dudley DeGroot and 0. W. Howard was enabled to spend the period from March 25 to April 5, 1927, inclusive, among the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California.”]
Pemberton, J. R. Additions to the known avifauna of the Santa Barbara Islands The Condor 30(2):144-148, March-April 1928


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island W. T. Everett WFVZ May 12, 1992 WFVZ-50524 Gavia pacifica Bird


ISLA GUADALUPE
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Isla Guadalupe C. L. Hubbs & A. O. Flechsig et. al. LACM February 3, 1957 LACM-88802 Gavia pacifica Birds



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