STEVENS, Lawrence Theodore “Laurie”

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Bald Eagle egg set collected by L. T. Stevens,
Santa Cruz Island March 9, 1935
SBMNH #20810


STEVENS, Lawrence Theodore “Laurie” (1903-1967), Santa Barbara native, long-time automobile mechanic and serious avocational oologist who began collecting eggs at the age of four. Stevens collected at least six sets of bald eagle eggs:

  • on Santa Cruz Island April 5, 1931 [SBMNH]
  • on Santa Cruz Island, two sets on March 9, 1935 [SBMNH]
  • on Santa Cruz Island, February 29, 1936 [SBCM 6683]
  • on Santa Cruz Island, March 11, 1939 [SBMNH] which was lost in a museum fire in 1962
  • on Anacapa Island, March 10, 1935 [SBMNH]

In 1965 Stevens gave his collection of more than 5000 egg sets to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. The set in the San Bernardino County Museum was acquired through the collection of W. C. Hanna. Stevens died at age 64 in Santa Barbara, California on April 2, 1967.


Stevens collected on:

  • Anacapa Island (1926, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1955)
  • San Miguel Island (1928, 1929, 1930)
  • Santa Cruz Island (1928, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1955)



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 1, 1926 WFVZ-45297 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
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Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 31, 1931 SBMNH-22164 Larus occidentalis Eggs
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Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens PSM May 31, 1931 PSM-14224 Larus occidentalis Birds
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 31, 1931 SBMNH-22165 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 31, 1931 SBMNH-22166 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 31, 1931 SBMNH-22167 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 31, 1931 SBMNH-22168 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 31, 1931 SBMNH-22169 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 31, 1931 SBMNH-22170 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 31, 1931 SBMNH-22171 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 31, 1931 SBMNH-22172 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 31, 1931 WFVZ-30183 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 31, 1931 WFVZ-30184 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 31, 1931 WFVZ-30185 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 31, 1931 WFVZ-30186 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 31, 1931 WFVZ-30187 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 31, 1931 WFVZ-30188 Larus occidentalis Eggs
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Anacapa L. T. Stevens SBMNH March 9, 1935 SBMNH-20810 Haliaeetus leucocephalus Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH March 10, 1935 SBMNH-20811 Haliaeetus leucocephalus leucocephalus Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 10, 1935 WFVZ-45296 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
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Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 1, 1936 WFVZ-30346 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 1, 1936 WFVZ-30348 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 1, 1936 WFVZ-30349 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
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Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22174 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22175 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22176 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22177 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22178 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22179 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22180 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22181 Larus occidentalis wymani Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 17, 1936 WFVZ-30194 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 17, 1936 WFVZ-30197 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 17, 1936 WFVZ-84057 Larus occidentalis Eggs
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Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH March 12, 1939 SBMNH-20350 Pelecanus occidentalis californicus Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH March 12, 1939 SBMNH-20351 Pelecanus occidentalis californicus Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 12, 1939 WFVZ-30347 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 12, 1939 WFVZ-30351 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 12, 1939 WFVZ-30352 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 12, 1939 WFVZ-30353 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 12, 1939 WFVZ-30354 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 12, 1939 WFVZ-30355 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 12, 1939 WFVZ-32222 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1928 SBMNH-22160 Larus occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1928 SBMNH-22161 Larus occidentalis Eggs
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San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 15, 1929 WFVZ-106722 Larus occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 15, 1929 WFVZ-106733 Larus occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 25, 1929 SBMNH-20347 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 25, 1929 SBMNH-20348 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 25, 1929 SBMNH-20376 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 25, 1929 SBMNH-20377 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 25, 1929 SBMNH-20397 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 25, 1929 SBMNH-20398 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens & John R. Pemberton SBMNH May 25, 1929 SBMNH-22162 Larus occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) L. T. Stevens & John R. Pemberton SBMNH May 25, 1929 SBMNH-22163 Larus occidentalis Eggs


Santa Cruz Island

1929

1930

3/8, 27/1931

4/5/1931

3/3/1932

4/3,4/1932

5/3/1932

1935

3/11/1939 WFVZ eggs

5/26/1940 WFVZ eggs

5/25,26/1941 WFVZ eggs

3/22/1947 DMNH, WFVZ eggs


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 22, 1928 WFVZ-35532 Sturnella neglecta Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 8, 1931 WFVZ-12099 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 8, 1931 WFVZ-35532 Sturnella neglecta Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH April 5, 1931 SBMNH-20805 Haliaeetus leucocephalus Eggs
~ trip ~ Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH April 3, 1932 SBMNH-28529 Carpodacus mexicanus Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH April 3, 1932 SBMNH-24729 Aphelocoma insularis Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH March 9, 1935 SBMNH-20809 Haliaeetus leucocephalus Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH March 10, 1935 SBMNH-20811 Haliaeetus leucocephalus Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH March 31, 1935 SBMNH-26329 Vermivora celata Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22182 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22184 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22185 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22186 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22187 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22188 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22189 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22190 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22191 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 17, 1936 SBMNH-22192 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 17, 1936 WFVZ-93036 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 17, 1936 WFVZ-93037 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 17, 1936 WFVZ-93018 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-20185 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-20186 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-20187 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-22194 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-22195 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-22196 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-22197 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-22198 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-22199 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-22200 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-22201 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-22202 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 23, 1937 SBMNH-22203 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 23, 1937 WFVZ-27677 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 23, 1937 WFVZ-30319 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 23, 1937 WFVZ-30320 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 23, 1937 WFVZ-30321 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 23, 1937 WFVZ-30322 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 23, 1937 WFVZ-30323 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 23, 1937 WFVZ-143996 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 22, 1938 WFVZ-54273 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 22, 1938 WFVZ-54274 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 22, 1938 WFVZ-84041 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ July 22, 1938 WFVZ-204501 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 26, 1940 SBMNH-21670 Haematopus bachmani Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens PSM May 25, 1941 PSM-11668 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 25, 1941 SBMNH-22946 Synthliboramphus hypoleucus Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens SBMNH May 25, 1941 SBMNH-250815 Synthliboramphus hypoleucus Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 25, 1941 WFVZ-54275 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 22, 1955 WFVZ-143995 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs