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R & E: The first arrivals are seen at the beginning of November. Movement continues through the remainder of the period.

Sept. 21 - Oct. 4, 1903 - Earliest fall record
(3); New Haven, Franklin Co.; A. Eimbeck; R & E, Widmann 1907.

Oct. 7, 1985
(7); Jefferson Co.; Mark Peters; R & E, NN 57:85.

Nov. 5, 1977 - High count
(15-20); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla; R & E.

Nov. 9, 2007
(Juvenile); Photographed; feeder near Freeman, Cass Co.; fide Jack Revare; BB 75[1]:17. One of the only fall records in recent years.

R & E: Encountered more frequently in the Ozarks than in any other region. The highest number of birds/10 pa hrs on CBC's is the 1.5 recorded on the Sullivan Count (1971 - 89). Numbers vary from year to year; some years it is completely absent, whereas hundreds may be locally present during "flight" years.

Jan. 13, 1984 - Highest single day count
(75); Forsyth, Taney Co.; Paul McKenzie; R & E, BB 51[2]:23.

Jan. 15, 1962
(Female); Specimen (Columbia, MU 2102); Columbia, Boone Co.; R & E.

Feb. 20, 1962 - 2nd Highest single day count
(70); Columbia, Boone Co.; David Easterla, Wally George; R & E.

R & E: Following winters when birds are recorded in the state, small sized flocks (4-12 birds) are found moving through the state at non-wintering locales during March. The largest numbers are encountered during the final weeks of April and the first week of May. Virtually none remain in the state after the second week of May.

Late April 1981 - Highest spring single day count
(60); Callaway Co.; Rea Windsor; R & E, BB 48[3]:21.

May 13, 1984 - Late
(4); At a feeder in Russellville, Cole Co.; Jim Wilson; R & E, BB 51[3]:15.

June 13, 1965
(1); near Independence, Jackson Co.; J. Mitchell; R & E, BB 32[3]:15.

Summer - July 15, 1986
(10+); near Farmington, St. Francois Co.; B. Dugal, Bill Reeves; R & E, BB 53[4]:18. A female lingered until July 15, 1986.

R & E: It is unclear where Missouri Evening Grosbeaks are originating, as we fail to find the purported differences that distinguish the western montane race, brooksi, from the central and eastern Canadian nominate race. Nevertheless, banding recoveries obtained in Arkansas indicate that birds are of northern instead of western origin (James and Neal 1986).

Flight years (R & E):
1961-62 1977-78    
1968-69 1983-84    
1975-76 1985-86