Oct. 1, 1972 - Earliest fall record
(Light-phased adult); Maryville sewage lagoon, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla; R & E, BB 38:9.
Oct. 2, 1970 - 2nd earliest fall record
(Light-phased adult); Missouri River bottoms near Amazonia, Andrew Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 38:9.
Oct. 11, 1981
(Light-phased adult); Schell-Osage CA, Vernon Co.; Tim Barksdale; R & E, BB 49:13.
Oct. 19, 1979
(Light-phased adult); El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co.; Tim Barksdale; R & E, BB 47:15.
Nov. 8, 1953
(Dark-phased adult); near Kansas City - Missouri River Valley, Co. not listed; John Bishop; R & E, BB 21:4.
Nov. 24, 1960 - 1st eastern MO record
(Light-phased adult); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Richard Anderson; R & E, BB 28:17.
Dec. 16, 1994 - 1st winter record and 1st record with documentation
(Adult); Color slides, Prairie SP, Barton Co.; Mark Robbins; 8th Annual MBRC Report, 1994-77.
Dec. 16, 1999 - 4th winter record
(1); Prairie SP, Barton Co.; Mark Robbins, Brian Barber; 13th Annual MBRC Report, 2000-6; Observed in same exact location
where the same observer photographed in adult on the same date in 1994.
Dec. 28, 1998 - Jan. 8, 1999 - 3rd winter record
(Immature); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Mark Robbins, Paul McKenzie, Jack Hilsabeck; 12th Annual MBRC Report, 1999-10.
Feb. 12, 1995 - 2nd winter record
(Adult); Color prints; South of Montrose, Henry Co.; Chris Hobbs and Steve Addinall; 8th Annual MBRC Report, 1995-27.
Jan. 29, 2014 - 6th winter record and 2nd eastern MO record
(Juvenile); Photographed; Along Mississippi River, New Madrid Co.; Mark Greene (documentation with photographs). The photograph
submitted showed several key characters; together with the description, they distinguished this species from Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawks, with which it is easily confused. 27th Annual MBRC Report, 2014-22.
Feb. 16, 2009 - 5th winter record
(Juvenile); Photographed; Prairie Home CA, Cooper Co.; Jonathan Pons; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-39. An outstanding series of photographs showed every character of Ferruginous Hawk, for which other hawks (primarily various forms of Red-tailed Hawk) are often mistaken.
Photograph compliments of
April 24, 1949 - Latest spring record
(1); Sugar Lake, Platte Co.; John Bishop; R & E, BB 16:1; No written details available. Even though quite late in season,
observation is likely reliable.