R & E: Quite rare until the end of April. Peak is in mid-May, but a few are seen through the end of the period.
March 12-13, 1994 - Earliest spring record
(1); Barwise Road, St. Charles Co.; Kent Lannert, Connie Alwood and Carol Lowe; 7th Annual MBRC Report, 1994-14.
March 15, 1942
(1); Platte Co.; Walter Cunningham; R & E, AM 44:10.
March 23, 2005
(2); near Palmetto; Greene Co.; David Blevins; 18th Annual MBRC Report, 2005-40. Marks only noted on 2 of 5 birds, likely the other 3 were this species as well.
May 14-20, 1975 - High count
(60); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Harold Burgess; R & E, BB 32[1-2]:11.
May 16, 1964 - Highest single day count
(150); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; David Easterla, Harold Burgess; R & E, BB 31:11.
R & E: Casual in June and July
June 12, 1983 - Highest summer single day count
(2); Overton Bottoms CA, Cooper Co.; Phoebe Snetsinger, Tim Barksdale; R & E, BB 50:32.
R & E: Normally the first birds appear in early August, with peak at the end of August or early September. Small numbers (1-2) are regularly seen until the end of Nov.
Sept. 1 -15, 1963 - High count
(500); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Harold Burgess; R & E, BB 30:17.
Oct. 3, 1984 - Highest fall single day count
(42); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 52:30.
Oct. 27, 1935
(1); Specimen (KU 39069); Jackson Co.; No observer listed; R & E.
Dec. 6, 1980 - Latest fall record
(7); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; J. Robinson; R & E, AB 35:305. The only December record at time of R & E).
Dec. 22 2012 - 1st winter record
(1); Winfield Lock & Dam, Lincoln Co.; Andrew Reago (documentation with photographs), Chrissy McClarren. 26th Annual MBRC Report, 2012-74. This birdís plumage was largely in breeding aspect.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.