RACEY, Kenneth

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RACEY, Kenneth (1882-1959), was born on Isle d'Orleans, Quebec on August 20, 1882. He moved to Barnet, British Columbia in 1909 where he began collecting birds in 1918. Racey was one of the founding members of the British Columbia Ornithologists' Union. Bird collecting was a life-long interest he continued until his death. Racey authored some 29 titles relating to the Birds of British Columbia. His collection of more than 3,000 birds is part of the Cowan Vertebrate Museum at the University of British Columbia.

Racey collected two Jays on Santa Cruz Island in September 1948.



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island Kenneth Racey UBCBBM September 1, 1948 UBCBBM-CTC B002946 Aphelocoma insularis Birds
Santa Cruz Island Kenneth Racey UBCBBM September 1, 1948 UBCBBM-CTC B002947 Aphelocoma insularis Birds