R & E: There are few records prior to the last week of April. Peak is normally during the last two weeks of May.

March 15, 2001 - Earliest spring record at time of R & E (1992)
(1); Lake Contrary, Buchanan Co.; Larry Lade; 14th Annual MBRC Report, 2001-35.

April 8, 1977
(1); Big Lake, Mississippi Co.; Jim Haw; R & E.

May 9, 1964
(Female); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 568); Cooley Lake CA, Clay Co.; No observer listed; R & E.

May 19, 1963 - 2nd highest single day and highest spring single day count
(500); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

May 26, 1968 - 3rd highest single day and 2nd highest spring single day count
(300); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; David Easterla; R & E.



R & E: There are a number of early June observations.

June 8, 1969 - Latest spring record
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

July 10, 2007 - 1st July record and (presumably) earliest fall record
(Alternate-plumaged adult); near Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co.; Scott Schuette, Brad Jacobs, Phil Wire; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-17.

July 14, 2012 - 2nd July record and 2nd earliest fall record
(Alternate-plumaged adult); Osage River, Cole Co.; Ryan Douglas; 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2012-37.



R & E: This species is only casually seen in August and early September. Peak is in October,
and small sized groups (5 -10) are seen through mid-November.

Aug. 3, 1974
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

Oct. 25, 1986 - Highest single day count
(750); near Rich Hill, Bates Co.; Floyd Lawhon, Leo Galloway; R & E.



Dec. 2, 1982
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, AFN 27:623.

Dec. 2, 1989
(8); near Winfield Lock and Dam, Lincoln Co.; m. obs.; R & E, BB 57[2]:104.

Dec. 17, 1998 - 2nd winter record
(1); Four Rivers CA, Vernon Co.; Mark Robbins; 12th Annual MBRC Report, 1999-5.

Dec. 17, 2007 - 3rd winter record
(1); Ten Mile Pond CA, Mississippi Co.; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-24.

Dec. 18, 1970 - 1st winter record
(3); Big Lake, Mississippi Co.; Jim Haw; R & E, AFN 25:586.

Dec. 26, 2009 - 5th winter record and highest winter single day count
(126); Photographed; County Road 723, Dunklin Co. Timothy Jones (documentation with photographs); 24th Annual MBRC Report, 2010-80.

Jan. 20, 2007 - 4th winter record
(1); Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co.; Joe Eades; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2007-11.

Feb. 22, 2011 - Earliest spring record
(5); Photographed; County Road 723, Dunklin Co. Timothy Jones (documentation with photographs); 24th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-49.



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


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