R & E (1992): Normally not recorded in the south until mid-April, with the first individuals reaching the north at the end of April.
Peak is during the first ten days of May, with a few stragglers occasionally seen up until the final days of the month.
March 23, 2007 - Earliest spring record
(Adult male); near Hillsboro, Jefferson Co.; Tom and Lynda Mills; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2007-30.
March 31, 1981 - 2nd earliest spring record
Springfield, Greene Co.; Catherine Bonner et al; R & E, AB 35:831.
April 6, 2008 - Rather high count for such an early date
(3 adult males); Mingo NWR; Chris Barrigar (documentation), Jeff Wright; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2008-93.
May 6, 1983 - Highest spring single day count
(13); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E.
May 31, 1975 - Considered latest spring record in R & E
(1); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co.; David Easterla; R & E, BB 43:21.
June 13, 1992 - 4th summer record
(Male); northwest of Centralia, Audrain Co.; P. McKenzie, K. Werner; 5th Annual MBRC Report, 1992-26.
Mid-June 1874 - 1st summer record
(1); Warrensburg, Johnson Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Scott 1879.
June 21-29, 2010 - 5th summer record
(2); rural Reynolds Co.; Michael Nicosia (documentation), Megan Blair; 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2010-50.
June 24, 1945 - 2nd summer record
(Male); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; Jim Earl Comfort; R & E, BB 12:41.
July 4, 1980 - 3rd summer record
(Singing male); Columbia, Boone Co.; Bill Goodge, R & E, BB 47:13.
R & E (1992): Birds begin reappearing by late August, with peak during mid-to late Sept. relatively high numbers are still passing
through in early October. A few solitary birds are regularly seen through the third week of October.
Aug. 4, 2001 - Earliest fall record
(Female or immature); Polk Co.; Cathie Foster; 14th Annual MBRC Report, 2001-63.
Aug. 20, 1980
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Mark Peters; R & E, NN 52:51.
Sept. 12, 1964 - Highest single day count
(20); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Steve Hanselmann; R & E, BB 31:18.
Oct. 6, 1962
(6); Tower Kill; Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co.; No observers listed; R & E, Heye 1963.
Nov. 16, 1972 - Latest fall record
(1); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla; R & E, BB 40:9.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.