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'''1897 San Clemente Island:'''  “''Sturnella magna neglecta''—Western Meadowlark. During my first visit there were several pairs of Meadowlarks in the vicinity of Smuggler's Cove. A male and two females were taken. The condition of the skin on the breasts of the latter showed them to be sitting. No larks were observed on the last visit; they had probably raised broods of young and repaired to better feeding grounds on the higher mesas. On comparison with the specimens from Pasadena, in corresponding plumage, I find the male bird from the island, as might be expected, to be very much darker, with much larger feet...The party consisted of Joseph Grinnell, who had immediate charge of the expedition, and gave special attention to the ornithology and entomology of the islands; Horace Gaylord, who collected mammals; and Harry Gaylord and James Brittan [Britton] who devoted their time to archaeology. The party left San Pedro harbor May 11 in a large fishing schooner... [returning June 9, 1897]”
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<br> [[GRINNELL, Joseph|Grinnell, Joseph]]  ''The Islands of Santa Barbara, San Nicolas and San Clemente, in the Spring of 1897'' Pasadena Academy of Sciences Publication No. 1, August, 1897 (26 pages).
  
  

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SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND

1897 San Clemente Island:Sturnella magna neglecta—Western Meadowlark. During my first visit there were several pairs of Meadowlarks in the vicinity of Smuggler's Cove. A male and two females were taken. The condition of the skin on the breasts of the latter showed them to be sitting. No larks were observed on the last visit; they had probably raised broods of young and repaired to better feeding grounds on the higher mesas. On comparison with the specimens from Pasadena, in corresponding plumage, I find the male bird from the island, as might be expected, to be very much darker, with much larger feet...The party consisted of Joseph Grinnell, who had immediate charge of the expedition, and gave special attention to the ornithology and entomology of the islands; Horace Gaylord, who collected mammals; and Harry Gaylord and James Brittan [Britton] who devoted their time to archaeology. The party left San Pedro harbor May 11 in a large fishing schooner... [returning June 9, 1897]”
Grinnell, Joseph The Islands of Santa Barbara, San Nicolas and San Clemente, in the Spring of 1897 Pasadena Academy of Sciences Publication No. 1, August, 1897 (26 pages).


1907 San Clemente Island:Sturnella neglecta. Western Meadow Lark. Common on the mesas of the coast, and inland.” [“Visits were made to Clemente in January, February, March, April and October, 1907.”]
Linton, C. B. Notes from San Clemente Island The Condor 10:82-86, March 1908


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ April 1, 1897 MVZ-34055 Sturnella neglecta Birds
San Clemente Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ April 3, 1897 MVZ-34056 Sturnella neglecta Birds
San Clemente Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ April 3, 1897 MVZ-34057 Sturnella neglecta Birds
San Clemente Island C. B. Linton MCZ February 15, 1907 MCZ-53690 Sturnella neglecta Birds
San Clemente Island L. M. Huey UCLA March 31, 1915 UCLA-405 Sturnella neglecta Birds


SAN MIGUEL ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Miguel Island C. P. Streator NMNH June 23, 1892 USNM-139943 Sturnella neglecta Birds
San Miguel Island C. P. Streator NMNH June 23, 1892 USNM-139944 Sturnella neglecta Birds
San Miguel Island C. P. Streator NMNH June 24, 1892 USNM-139398 Sturnella neglecta Birds
San Miguel Island C. P. Streator NMNH June 27, 1892 USNM-139399 Sturnella neglecta Birds
San Miguel Island R. H. Beck CAS May 18, 1897 CAS-14000 Sturnella neglecta Birds


SANTA BARBARA ISLAND

1897 Santa Barbara Island:Sturnella magna neglecta —Western Meadowlark. There were about twenty Meadowlarks composing a flock which frequented the southern part of the mesa. Four full-grown juveniles were secured, but the adults were not approachable...The party consisted of Joseph Grinnell, who had immediate charge of the expedition, and gave special attention to the ornithology and entomology of the islands; Horace Gaylord, who collected mammals; and Harry Gaylord and James Brittan [Britton] who devoted their time to archaeology. The party left San Pedro harbor May 11 in a large fishing schooner... [returning June 9, 1897]”
Grinnell, Joseph The Islands of Santa Barbara, San Nicolas and San Clemente, in the Spring of 1897 Pasadena Academy of Sciences Publication No. 1, August, 1897 (26 pages).


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Barbara Island C. B. Linton MCZ January 1, 1909 MCZ-316590 Sturnella neglecta Birds


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

1898 Santa Cruz Island: “...Following is a list of birds observed during my stay:- Western Meadowlark (Sturnella magna neglecta ); ...”
Mailliard, Jos., Spring Notes on the Birds of Santa Cruz Island, Cal., April,1898 The Condor 1(1):41-45, April 1899


1907 Santa Cruz Island:Sturnella neglecta. Western Meadow Lark. Common inland.” [“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 naturalist’s 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 H. W. Henshaw NMNH June 10, 1875 USNM-72428.4406453 Sturnella neglecta Birds
Santa Cruz Island R. H. Beck AMNH May 6, 1897 AMNH-521409 Sturnella neglecta Birds
Santa Cruz Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ May 16, 1897 MVZ-34058 Sturnella neglecta Birds
Santa Cruz Island J. Mailliard & J. W. Mailliard CAS April 20, 1898 CAS-50012 Sturnella neglecta Birds
Santa Cruz Island J. Mailliard & J. W. Mailliard CAS April 20, 1898 CAS-50049 Sturnella neglecta Birds
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ May 22, 1928 WFVZ-35532 Sturnella neglecta Eggs
Santa Cruz Island L. T. Stevens WFVZ March 8, 1931 WFVZ-35532 Sturnella neglecta Eggs
Santa Cruz Island F. A. Pitelka MVZ September 11, 1948 MVZ-116030 Sturnella neglecta Birds
Santa Cruz Island Alden H. Miller MVZ March 12, 1950 MVZ-120183 Sturnella neglecta Birds
Santa Cruz Island Alden H. Miller MVZ March 12, 1950 MVZ-120184 Sturnella neglecta Birds


SANTA ROSA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island W. G. Abbott SBMNH March 17, 1951 SBMNH-28051 Sturnella neglecta confluenta Birds