Nov. 1, 1890
(4); Saline Co.; L. Corder,; R & E, Widmann 1907.
Nov. 12, 1927
(1); Location not listed; J. Peeler; R & E, Bennitt 1932.
Late fall of 1923
(1); Holt Co.; Observers not listed; R & E, Harris 1919b; "...taken in the late fall of 1913."
Winter of 1921-22 - Extraordinary winter invasion
(50+); Holt Co.; Part of a major invasion of this species in the upper mid-west during the fall of 1921 (Dinsmore et al. 1984).
Dec. 5, 1925
(Female); Specimen (KU 39167); Jackson Co.; Observers not listed; R & E.
Dec. 8, 2005 - 3rd modern state record
(1); Maryville; Nodaway Co.; Jane Dawson, Suzanne Dawson; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-23; Bird was observed on the TV antenna of the observer's home. Considering the proximity to known populations in Iowa and Kansas, the committee decided that it was most likely of natural origin.
Dec. 26, 1980 - 2nd modern state record
(1); Gray Summit, Franklin Co.; L. Brenner; R & E, NN 53:15.
Early Jan. 1937
(1); Lewis Co.; Observers not listed; R & E, Musselman 1937; Killed in a trap.
(1); Labelle, Lewis Co.; Observers not listed; R & E, Musselman 1937; Shot within a two days of the above bird.
(1); Fairfax, Atchison Co.; A. White; R & E, BB 5:30.
January 17, 1975 - 1st modern state record
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; K. Boldt; R & E, NN 47:22.
1985 - 1989
(3 separate observations); Southwestern corner of the state; Paul McKenzie; R & E, BB 56:91;
These birds were apparently the result of deliberate release(s) of birds in that area.
1930's - No specific date
(1); near Cosby along the Platte River, Andrew Co.; G. Kephart; fide Floyd Lawhon and David Easterla; R & E, Unpublished.
Summer of 1922
(Two pairs bred); Within 3 miles of Corning, Holt Co.; C. Dankers; R & E, BL 24:353;
This was after the extraordinary winter invasion of 1921-22
R & E: Formerly more frequently reported.