R & E: Normally not seen until the end of April, early May in the north. Peak occurs in the middle of May,
a few are seen up until the last few days of May.

April 9, 1989 - Earliest spring record
(Male); Roaring River SP, Barry Co.; Leo Galloway; R & E, BB 56[3]:93.

April 24, 1986
(1); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E.

April 24, 1990
(1); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E.

April 30, 1970
(Male); Specimen (SEMO 318); Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co.; No observer listed; R & E.

May 7, 1983
(13); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E.

May 13, 1990 - 2nd highest single day and highest spring single day count
(20+); Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Jim Ziebol; R & E, BB 57[3]:140.

May 30, 1904
(Number not listed); Kansas City, Jackson Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.

May 31, 1984
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Randy Korotev; R & E.



June 8, 1983 - Latest spring record
(Male); Eleven Point River, Oregon Co.; Jim Wilson; R & E, BB 50[4]:34.

June 8, 2000 - 2nd June record and ties latest spring record
(Adult male); St. Francois River, Madison Co.; Patty Wilson, Margaret Tucker; 14th Annual MBRC Report, 2000-85.



R & E: Birds reappear as early as the beginning of the final week of August, with peak usually during the second
or third week of September. It is casually seen after the first week of October.

Aug. 21, 1981 - Earliest fall record
(1); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Mark Peters; R & E, NN 53:36.

Aug. 22, 1965 - 2nd earliest fall record
(2); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

Sept. 3, 1938 - Highest single day count
(Flight of 100); St. Charles Co.; Wayne Short; R & E, BB 5[10]:97.

Oct. 6, 1962
(1); Tower kill; Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Heye 1963.

Oct. 11, 1977 - Latest fall record
(2); Pleasant Hill, Cass Co.; JoAnn Garrett; R & E.



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



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