R & E (1992): One of the latest migrants; it is rarely seen before the end of April in the extreme south and usually not until a week to ten days later in the north. Peak is about 18-25 of May. It is regularly seen through the end of the period.

April 10, 1893 - Earliest spring record
(1); New Madrid Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann (1907).

April 28, 1893
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; No observers listed; R & E, Widmann (1907).

May 9, 1889
(Male); Specimen (ANSP 42386); No information on location provided; R & E.

R & E (1992): There are at least four dates when five birds/day were observed from both side of the state.



R & E (1992): Late migrants are not unusual during the first week of June.

June 13, 1984
(Adult male); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co.; Jim Haw; R & E.

June 13, 1993
(Adult male); Photographed; Drury CA, near Mincy, Taney Co.; Bo Brown; 9th Annual MBRC Report, 1995-79.
Presumed same bird was singing and acting territorial in all three years. No other bird was ever seen.

June 23, 1994
(Adult male); Photographed; Drury CA, near Mincy, Taney Co.; Bo Brown; 10th Annual MBRC Report, 1995-79.

June 23, 1995
(Adult male); Photographed; Drury CA, near Mincy, Taney Co.; Bo Brown; 11th Annual MBRC Report, 1995-79.



R & E (1992): Begins to reappear during the last ten days of August and peak in early Sept.
Birds are regularly seen until the final days of Sept.

Aug. 21, 1970 - Earliest fall record
(1); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.

Sept. 5, 1969 - Highest single day count
(7); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi; Jim Haw; R & E.

Sept. 20-21, 1963 - High count
(8); Tower Kill; Columbia, Boone; No observers listed; R & E, George 1963.

Oct. 11, 1977
(1); Cass Co.; JoAnn Garrett; R & E, BB 45[1]:28.

Oct. 19-21, 1944 - Latest fall record
(1); Clay Co.; Nathan Fay; R & E, BB 11[9]:53.



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


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