R & E (1992): The first migrants appear in southern Missouri at the end of April and about a week later in the north. Peak is in mid-May.
March 24, 1993 - Earliest spring record
(Male); Schell-Osage CA, St. Clair Co.; Evelyn Johnson, Jo Ann Garrett et al; 7th Annual MBRC Report, 1993-11.
April 24, 1904 - 2nd earliest spring record
(number unknown); Shannon Co.; W. Savage; R & E, Widmann 1907.
April 25, 1953 - 3rd earliest spring record
(1); Mt. Grove, Wright Co.; D. McKinley; R & E, BB 20:3.
May 8, 1989 - Highest single day count
(20+); St. Clair and Cedar Counties; Mark Robbins, Todd Easterla; R & E, BB 56:94.
R & E (1992): Common summer resident in Ozarks, Ozark Border, and Osage Plains; rare elsewhere.
It is not known to breed in the Mississippi Lowlands.
June 7, 1968
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 1877); north of Tarkio, Atchison Co.; David Easterla; R & E.
R & E (1992): After mid-Sept. very few birds are encountered, and virtually none remain after the first week of Oct.
Sept. 4, 1960 - Highest fall single day count
(8); Trimble, Clay Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
Oct. 21, 1987 - 2nd latest fall record
(Male); Jackson Co.; Kelly Hobbs, K. Brobisky; R & E, BB 55:13.
Dec. 4, 1952 - Latest fall record
(Male); Baden, St. Louis Co.; Richard Anderson; R & E, BB 20:1.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.