SHEFFLER, William J.

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SHEFFLER, William James (1892-1967) [SS#570-24-2872], Indiana-born Los Angeles business man with strong interests in birds and a Life Member of the A.O.U., which he joined in 1928. One of his significant ornithological activities was the accumulation of a large collection of birds' eggs and skins, partly through his personal field activity, but mostly through sponsorship of field collectors and professional ornithologists.

Sheffler died at age 74 on August 25, 1967. He is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles.

Sheffler's oological specimens are now incorporated in the vast holdings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. His collection of study skins went to the Museum of Zoology of Louisiana State University.


Sheffler collected on:

  • San Miguel Island (1933)



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 10, 1933 WFVZ-67789 Eremophila alpestris Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-113654 Phalacrocorax auritus Eggs
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-113681 Phalacrocorax auritus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-113682 Phalacrocorax pelagicus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-184876 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-65914 Larus occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-65916 Larus occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-65933 Phalacrocorax auritus Eggs
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-65934 Phalacrocorax auritus Eggs
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-65935 Phalacrocorax auritus Eggs
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-65936 Phalacrocorax auritus Eggs
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-65937 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-65938 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island W. J. Sheffler WFVZ June 11, 1933 WFVZ-65938 Phalacrocorax pelagicus Eggs