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[3]:5.

May 1, 1939 - Latest spring record
(1); Webster Groves, St. Louis Co.; Jim Earl Comfort; R & E, BB 6[6]:51.

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.


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