PEYTON, Sidney Burns

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Sidney Burns Peyton
Left: Sidney Burns Peyton,
Right: Lawrence Gorham Peyton

PEYTON, Sidney Burns (1892-1978), Fillmore-born farmer and serious avocational ornithologist most of his life. Sidney and his brother, Lawrence, often went birding together. In March 1911, Peyton and Homer C. Burt visited Anacapa Island on a birding trip in search of bald eagles. H. Bay Webster transported them to their camp aboard his boat, Anacapa. During their trip they located three bald eagle nests and collected a set of eggs. Peyton returned to Anacapa Island many times during ten different years. His private bird collection provided access to many specimens for interested ornithologists and naturalists of his time. Peyton published a dozen notes and articles in Condor over a 31-year period from 1917-1948.


Directory of Members, Cooper Ornithological Club, May 1914:

  • Sydney Peyton. Sespe, CA 1913.


Sidney Peyton died in Fillmore on March 17, 1978 and is buried in Bardsdale Cemetery. Peyton correspondence (1913-1921) is in the files of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Berkeley.

Sidney Peyton collected on:


» Peyton, Sidney B. Early Nesting of the California Brown Pelican on Anacapa Island, California in Condor 19:3 (102) May-June 1912



Island Collections~
ANACAPA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Anacapa Island H. C. Burt & S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 15, 1911 WFVZ-39560 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island H. C. Burt & S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 15, 1911 WFVZ-32392 Haliaeetus leucophalus Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton PSM May 12, 1912 PSM-14235 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island (Cat Rock) S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 12, 1912 WFVZ-113533 Brachyramphus hypoleucus Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton PSM June 11, 1915 PSM-14737 Synthliboramphus hypoleucus Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton ROM June 11, 1915 ROM-500406 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
Anacapa Island (Cat Rock) S. B. Peyton WFVZ June 11, 1915 WFVZ-80895 Brachytamphus hypoleucus Eggs
Anacapa Island (Cat Rock) S. B. Peyton WFVZ June 11, 1915 WFVZ-81951 Haematopus bachmani Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ March 7, 1916 WFVZ-81996 Haliaeetus leucocephalus Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton PSM May 26, 1917 UWMB-27001 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ March 7, 1920 WFVZ-94488 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton UWBM March 7, 1920 UWBM 27071 Haliaeetus leucocephalus Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton PSM March 7, 1920 PSM-11745 Pelecanus occidentalis Birds
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ March 8, 1922 WFVZ-17128 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ March 8, 1922 WFVZ-81605 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ March 8, 1922 WFVZ-110915 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ March 8, 1922 WFVZ-45298 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton SBMNH March 8, 1922 SBMNH-20292 Pelecanus occidentalis californicus Eggs
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Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ March 13, 1927 WFVZ-48800 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ March 13, 1927 WFVZ-48802 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ March 13, 1927 WFVZ-79958 Haliaeetus leucocephalus Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 14, 1927 WFVZ-32119 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 14, 1927 WFVZ-83127 Eremophila alpestris Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 14, 1927 WFVZ-81349 Larus occidentalis Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton OSU May 20, 1928 OSU-E748 Phalacrocorax auritus Birds
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton ROM May 20, 1928 ROM-503541 Larus occidentalis occidentalis Birds
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 20, 1928 WFVZ-201256 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 20, 1928 WFVZ-32106 Brachyramphus hypoleucus Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 20, 1928 WFVZ-44530 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 20, 1928 WFVZ-44531 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 20, 1928 WFVZ-44532 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 20, 1928 WFVZ-44593 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 20, 1928 WFVZ-81346 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 20, 1928 WFVZ-81347 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 20, 1928 WFVZ-81348 Larus occidentalis Eggs
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Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 21, 1932 WFVZ-206163 Haematopus bachmani Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 21, 1932 WFVZ-74279 Eremophila alpestris Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 25, 1941 WFVZ-11959 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island S. B. Peyton WFVZ May 25, 1941 WFVZ-206166 Haematopus bachmani Eggs


SAN MIGUEL ISLAND

6/2/1928 ROM eggs


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

3/3/1917 WFVZ eggs

1928 LACM birds




In the News~

May 15, 1913 [The Oologist]: “On May 11, 1912, my brother and four others started for Anacapa Island from Ventura. We left Ventura at 9 o’clock P.M. and arrived at the island at about midnight, none the worse for our journey of twenty-five miles, except that three of the party were seasick. We then went to bed and slept for the rest of the night. The next morning after breakfast we took to the boat again and soon landed on the East End as it is called. We were soon on the top of the island, which is very abrupt all around. It is covered with a coarse scrubby brush and grass and some cactus. There were quite a few Western Gulls nesting at this time, but the majority had not laid as yet. We collected a few sets of these and then moved on to the Pelican colony.

Sidney B. Peyton, Sespe, Cal.”