R & E (1992): Normally the first arrivals appear at the very end
of October. It does not become common until mid-November, with numbers
increasing into December.
Oct. 10, 1894 - Earliest fall record
(Number not listed); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; No observer listed; R
& E, Widmann 1907.
Oct. 14, 1981 - 2nd earliest fall record
(1); Bluffwoods CA, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
R & E (1992): Common winter resident in Glaciated and Osage
plains, uncommon in Ozarks and Mississippi Lowlands.
Dec. 17, 1983 - 2nd highest single day count
(3587); Kansas City Southeast CBC, Jackson Co.; R & E.
Jan. 2, 1955 - Highest single day count
(5018); Weldon Spring CBC, St. Charles Co.; R & E.
April 3, 1965
(Female); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 859); Cooley Lake CA, Clay Co.; David
Easterla; R & E.
April 30, 1974 - 2nd latest spring record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Richard Anderson; R & E, BB 41:5.
May 1, 1939 - Latest spring record
(1); Webster Groves, St. Louis Co.; Jim Earl Comfort; R & E, BB
R & E (1992): The majority leave the state during the first half
of March, it can still be common, even in the southwest, until the
beginning of the third week of April. But in most years it is rare
statewide by the beginning of the third week of April, and only single
birds can be casually observed during the final days of April.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.