R &E (1992): The first individuals are seen at the beginning of
April in the south and about a week later in the north. Peak is in late
April in the south and about a week later in the north.
March 23, 1978 - Earliest spring record
(1); Forsyth, Taney Co. Pat Mahnkey; R & E, BB 55:14.
March 27, 1968 - 2nd earliest spring record
(2); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co. Jim Haw; R & E.
April 5, 1974
(25); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co. Jim Haw; R & E.
April 18, 1965
(Female); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 874); near Salem, Dent Co. David
Easterla; R & E.
April 18, 1987 - Highest single day count
(60); 18 mile stretch of the Current River, Shannon Co. Randy Korotev;
R & E.
R & E (1992): During summer it is now most abundant in the Ozarks
and Ozark border and is least common in the Glaciated Plains. This
species was perhaps most abundant in the Mississippi Lowlands prior to
the region being denuded at the turn of the century.
R & E (1992): The majority of the summer residents leave and
migrants pass through the state the last two weeks of August. Numbers
are greatly reduced in the north even by early September. It is rarely
encountered in the state after mid-September.
Oct. 14, 2009 - 3rd latest fall record
(1); Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co. Chris Barrigar; 23rd Annual MBRC
Nov. 9, 2011 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Photographed; St. Francis River Levee Road, Dunklin Co.; Timothy Jones (documentation with photographs); 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-81.
Nov. 12, 1980 - Latest fall record
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co. Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 48:19.
Note: At time of R & E there were no October observations.
Dec. 29, 2010 - 2nd winter record
(1); CBC record; near Egypt Mills, Cape Girardeau Co. Bob Gillespie;
24th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-38.
Dec. 30, 1996 - 1st winter record
(1); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co. Neal Young, Ida Domazlicky,
Dennis Wheeler et al; 10th Annual MBRC Report, 1996-70.
Feb. 5, 2012 - 3rd winter record
(1); Photographed; Mingo NWR; Chris Barrigar (documentation with photographs); 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2012-11.
Note: Any significant observations since R
& E will be added at a later time.