R & E (1992): The first birds begin to appear at the beginning of May. Most sightings are concentrated in the first two weeks of May.
April 27, 1904 - Earliest spring record
(1); Iberia, Miller Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.
April 27, 1974 - Ties earliest spring record
(1); Sullivan, Franklin Co.; J. Irving; R & E, BB 41:5.
May 10, 1986 - Only observation at time of R & E involving more than 1 bird
(Male and female); St. Louis; Claudia Spener et al.; R & E, NN 58:65.
May 29, 1972 - Latest spring record
(Male); LaBenite Park, Jackson Co.; Sebastian Patti; R & E, BB 39:7.
R & E (1992): Observations range from early Sept. through Oct., with most during the last two weeks of Sept. and the first few days of Oct.
More frequently encountered in fall, but still very rare at this season.
Sept. 1, 1887 - Earliest fall record
(1); St. Louis; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.
Nov. 1, 1980 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Window kill (NWMSU, MBR 1426); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla; R & E.
Nov. 5, 1978 - Latest fall record
(Female); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; George and Terry Barker; R & E, BB 46:27.
R & E: Rare transient, more regular and frequently encountered observed in the east.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.