Islas San Benito

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ISLAS SAN BENITO, BAJA CALIFORNIA NORTE, MEXICO lie in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, 15-1/2 miles west of Cedros Island. They are part of the Cedros Island delegación, a subdivision of Ensenada (municipality), Baja California.

The group consists of three islands, with a total area of 1-1/2 square miles, and is surrounded by rocks and patches of kelp. The census of 2001 recorded a population of two on Benito del Oeste (West Benito); the other islands (Middle Benito and East Benito) are uninhabited.




ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Islas San Benito A. H. Miller MVZ March 28, 1897 MVZ-105336 Carpodacus mexicanus mcgregori Birds
Islas San Benito R. C. McGregor MVZ March 29, 1897 MVZ-35047 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. C. McGregor MVZ March 31, 1897 MVZ-35048 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito A. W. Anthony MVZ July 12, 1897 MVZ-105867 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. C. McGregor MVZ July 12, 1897 MVZ-35049 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito C. D. Kaeding CAS July 12, 1897 CAS-43444 Oceanodroma microsoma Birds
Islas San Benito A. W. Anthony MVZ July 13, 1897 MVZ-105868 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. C. McGregor MVZ July 13, 1897 MVZ-35050 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. C. McGregor MVZ July 13, 1897 MVZ-35051 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. C. McGregor MVZ July 13, 1897 MVZ-35052 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. C. McGregor MVZ July 13, 1897 MVZ-76876 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. C. McGregor CAS July 13, 1897 CAS-15314 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. C. McGregor CAS July 14, 1897 CAS-15308 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. C. McGregor CAS July 14, 1897 CAS-15309 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck MVZ March 9, 1899 MVZ-43798 Carpodacus mexicanus mcgregori Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck MVZ March 9, 1899 MVZ-43799 Carpodacus mexicanus mcgregori Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck MVZ March 9, 1899 MVZ-43800 Carpodacus mexicanus mcgregori Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck MVZ March 9, 1899 MVZ-43804 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck MVZ March 9, 1899 MVZ-43805 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck MVZ March 9, 1899 MVZ-105869 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck YPM March 9, 1899 YPM-128608 Carpodacus mexicanus mcgregori Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck YPM March 9, 1899 YPM-128609 Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck MCZ March 9, 1899 MCZ-306826 Ammodramus sandwichensis Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck UCLA March 9, 1899 UCLA-14678 Carpodacus mexicanus mcgregori Birds
Islas San Benito R. H. Beck UCLA March 9, 1899 UCLA-14679 Carpodacus mexicanus mcgregori Birds
Islas San Benito Chase Littlejohn WFVZ March 9, 1899 WFVZ-92420 Brachyramphus hypoleucus Eggs
Islas San Benito A. W. Anthony WFVZ March 10, 1899 WFVZ-200498 Brachyramphus hypoleucus Eggs
Islas San Benito Chase Littlejohn WFVZ March 10, 1899 WFVZ-11165 Brachyramphus hypoleucus Eggs