R & E: More frequently encountered at this season than in spring in the eastern half of the state. Individuals begin arriving during the final days of Sept. Peak is in mid-Oct. Virtually none are seen after the first week of Nov.
Sept. 10-11, 1964 - Earliest fall record
(1); Tower Kill; Kansas City, Jackson Co.; David Easterla; R & E.
Sept. 10, 1977 - Ties earliest fall record
(1); near Maryville, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla; R & E.
Nov. 6, 1974
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; James F. Comfort; R & E, BB 42:7.
Nov. 21, 2007 - Late fall record
(1); Danville CA, Montgomery Co.; Edge Wade; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2007-90.
Dec. 22-26, 1985 - 1st winter record
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Tim Barksdale, Mark Robbins, David Easterla et al.; R & E.
Dec. 29, 1963 - 2nd winter record
(2); Weldon Spring CBC Record, St. Charles Co.; No observers listed; R & E.
Feb. 28, 2009 - Earliest spring record or accidental winter visitor
(1); Cedar Hill, Jefferson Co.; Wally George; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-29.
R & E: Much more common and regular in the western half of the state than in the east. In western Missouri they first appear during the final week of April and peak during the second week of May. There are not reliable records after the third week of May.
April 6, 2001 - Earliest spring record
(Singing male); Ashland, Boone Co.; Paul McKenzie; 14th Annual MBRC Report, 2001-40.
April 11, 1976
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
April 21, 1961
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 337); Columbia, Boone Co.; No observer listed; R & E.
May 6, 1979 - Ties 2nd highest single day count
(12); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt; Tim Barksdale; R & E; BB 46:12.
May 12, 1974 - Highest single day count
(20); Pigeon Hill WA, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 41:5.
May 14, 1982 - 2nd highest single day count
(12); Honey Creek WA, Andrew Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 49:23.
May 19, 1965 - Latest spring record
(2); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; David Easterla; R & E, BB 32[1-2]:14.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.