R & E: Usually first appears in early May and peaks in mid-May. A few are seen passing through up
until the last few days of the month. More common in the spring in the eastern half of the state.

April 26, 1979 - Earliest spring record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; No observers listed; R & E.

April 26, 1984 - Ties earliest spring record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; No observers listed; R & E, NN 51:46.

May 6, 1962 - Highest western MO spring single day count
(6); St. Clair Co.; Steve Hilty; R & E, BB 29[2]:19.

May 13, 1981 - Highest spring eastern MO single day count
(18); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E.

May 15, 1979
(5 - 6); near Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins, David Easterla, Tim Barksdale; R & E.

May 19, 1983
(17); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E.



June 2, 1907
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; No observers listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.

June 10 and 23, 1984
(1, Same bird?); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; R. Edwards; R & E, NN 56:63.



R & E: More common statewide in the fall. Birds are first detected in early September and peak
between the end of the second and the beginning of the fourth weeks in September.
It is rarely seen during the first half of October.

Sept. 4, 1905 - Earliest fall record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.

Sept. 12, 1964 - Highest single day count
(40); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Steve Hanselmann; R & E, BB 31[4]:18.

Sept. 20-21, 1963 - 2nd highest fall single day count
(17); Tower kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; No observer listed; R & E, George 1963.

Oct. 21, 1956
(Female); Specimen (SEMO 36); Campbell, Dunklin Co.; No observer listed; R & E.

Oct. 22, 1955
(1); Creve Coeur Lake, St. Louis Co.; Jim Earl Comfort; R & E, BB 22[11]:2.

Nov. 1, 1975 - Latest fall record
(1); Columbia, Boone Co.; Bill Goodge; R & E, BB 44[1]:22.



Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.



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