R & E (1992): No more than 8 reliable winter records for the state, all but one of these are near the southern border.

Dec. 11, 2006
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Chris Merkord, Bill Peterman; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2007-24.

Dec. 12-19, 2004 - Central MO winter record
(1); CBC record; photographed; Columbia, Boone Co.; Jerry Wade, Edge Wade; 18th Annual MBRC Report, 2005-13.

Dec. 14, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014 - Central MO winter record
(1); Alwood residence, Ferguson, St. Louis Co.; Cornelius Alwood (documentation with photographs). Casual in winter in northern and central Missouri.27th Annual MBRC Report, 2014-6.

Dec. 16, 2006 - Northern MO winter record
(2); Columbia, Boone Co.; Chris Merkord, Bill Peterman; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2007-24.

Dec. 17, 2011 - Central MO winter record
(2); CBC Record; Fry Road near Clay Co. Line, Platte Co.; Steve Bingham (documentation), Sara Scheil; 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-93.

Dec. 18, 1976 - Southern MO winter record
(2); Springfield CBC.; No observer listed; R & E.

Dec. 19, 2004 - Southern MO winter record
(1); CBC record; Joplin, Newton Co.; Barry Jones; 18th Annual MBRC Report, 2005-18. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Dec. 20, 2003 - Southern MO winter record
(1); CBC record; Little Prairie Lake, Phelps Co.; Mike Doyen, Mary Harris; 17th Annual MBRC Report, 2004-37. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Dec. 20, 2008 - Southern MO winter record
(1); Photographed; Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co.; Chris Barrigar (documentation with photographs), Deborah Barrigar-Tucker; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-11. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Dec. 26, 2005 - Southern MO winter record
(7); near Poplar Bluff, Butler Co.; Tom and Lynda Mills, Angelina Trombley; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-17. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Dec. 27, 2008 - Southern MO winter record
(1); Photographed; near Prairie SP, Barton Co.; David Ringer (documentation), Charles Burwick (photographs), Jeff Nichols; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2008-115. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Dec. 28, 1996 - Southern MO winter record
(1); College of Ozarks Campus, Taney Co.; Jane Fitzgerald, Bo Brown, Kathy Lee; 10th Annual MBRC Report, 1997-07. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Dec. 29, 2007 - Southern MO winter record
(6); CBC record; Forsyth, Taney Co.; David Blevins, Barbara Blevins; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-18. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Dec. 30, 1964 - Southern MO winter record
(2); Mingo CBC record; No observer listed; R & E; None listed.

Jan. 2, 1988 - Southern MO winter record
(1); Lake Wappapello, Wayne Co.; J. Haw, 1st Annual MBRC Report, 1988-18. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Jan. 3, 2004 - Southern MO winter record
(3); Taney Co.; David Blevins, Barbara Blevins; 17th Annual MBRC Report, 2004-3. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Jan. 5, 2008 - Central MO winter record
(winter adult); CBC record; Weldon Spring, St. Charles Co.; Bill Rowe; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-4.

Jan. 5, 2009 - Highest winter single day count and central MO winter record
(9); Shrewsbury, St. Louis Co.; Joe Eades; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-13.

Jan. 16, 2009 - Central MO winter record
(Adult); Festus, Jefferson Co.; Thomas Mills (documentation), Lynda Mills; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-17.

Jan. 17, 2008 - Southern MO winter record
(1); Joplin, Jasper Co.; Lawrence Herbert; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-10. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Jan. 20, 2011 - Central MO winter record
(1); Photographed; Bridgeton, St. Louis Co.; Al Smith (documentation with photographs); 24th Annual MBRC, Report 2011-14.

Jan. 25-Feb. 7, 1967 - Northern MO winter record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 34[1]:24.

Jan. 28, 2009 - Southern MO winter record
(5); Photographed; Jackson, Cape Girardeau Co.; Mark Haas (documentation with photographs); 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-34. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Feb. 11, 2011 - Northern MO winter record
(1); Bluff Line Road, Buchanan Co.; Larry Lade; 24th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-18.

Feb. 12-15, 2010 - Central MO winter record
(Adult): Photographed; Columbia, Boone Co., Virginia McMillan (documentation with photographs), Bruce McMillan; 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2010-24.

Feb. 13, 2008 - Southern MO winter record
(Winter adult); Photographed; near Bull Creek, Christian Co.; Marvin and Claudia De Jong; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-23. Casual in southern Missouri at time of this observation.

Feb. 13, 2012 - Central MO winter record
(Adult); Photographed; near Columbia, Boone Co.; Ryan Douglas (documentation with photographs); 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2012-12.



R & E (1992): Birds begin to reappear in extreme southern MO by early March but not until the first week of April in the north. Peak is in early April in the south and late April in the north.

March 10, 1887 - Earliest arrival in St. Louis
(1); No specific location listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.

March 12, 1907
(Male); Specimen (AMNH 229727); Black Valley, Shannon Co; R & E, Woodruff 1908.

March 20, 1994 - Earliest arrival in Northwest MO
(1); Bolckow, Andrew Co.; Jack Hilsabeck; 7th Annual MBRC Report, 1994-23.

March 27, 1963 - 2nd earliest arrival in Northwest MO
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

April 20, 1988 - 2nd highest single day count
(125); Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Skip Russell; R & E, BB 55[3]:90.

April 29, 1979 - High count (40); St. Joseph , Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

May 14, 1990 - High count
(30); west of Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 57[3]:141.



R & E (1992): Common summer resident in Ozarks, more local, but still common elsewhere.



R & E (1992): Remains common and widespread across the state through Sept. By Oct., it is more local, but relatively large flocks are not uncommon (10-25 birds/flock; comprised largely of immatures). After the third week of Oct. numbers drop off dramatically.

Oct. 30, 1989 - Fall single day high count
(50); Dallas Co.; L. Kennard; R & E, BB 57[1]:50.

Nov. 24, 1978
(1); St Joseph, Buchanan Co; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 34[1]:24.





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