March 3, 1935 - lingered until end of the month - Earliest spring record
(1); Knox City, Knox Co.; Observer not listed; R & E, Musselman 1937; Appeared after a huge dust storm.
April 17, 1953 - 2nd earliest spring record
(Female); Specimen (SJM, 73.1.36); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; W. Boyd; R & E; Captured in teal trap.
April 29, 1909 - 3rd earliest spring record
(1); Shot; Lewis Co.; Observer not listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.
April 30, 2011
(4); Dunklin; Tim Jones; BB 78:124
May 8, 1999 - ~ 8th state record
(1); Photographed; Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co.; Neal Young, Lisa Asmus; 12th Annual MBRC Report, 1999-66.
June 2 - 21, 1981
(2); Photographed; Ted Shanks CA, Pike Co.; Tim Barksdale, Jim Wilson, David Easterla; R & E, Wilson and Barksdale 1983.
June 2-3, 2009 - ~14th state record
(2); Photographed; near Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co.; Paul McKenzie (documentation), Brad Jacobs (photographs), Mark Robbins; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-65.
June 6, 2010
(2 adults); Four Rivers CA, Vernon Co.; JoAnn Garrett (documentation), Nanette Johnson; 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2010-55.
June 14, 2008
(1); Photographed; Caruthersville catfish ponds, Pemiscot Co.; Jeff Wilson; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-72.
June 15-20, 2008
(3); Photographed; Columbia Bottom CA, St. Louis Co.; Bill Rudden, Beth Martin; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-63.
Photographed here by Allen Smith, 16 June 2008
Photographed here by Joshua Uffman, 17 June 2008
June 20, 2006 - Probable nesting
(2 adults and 2 juveniles); Photographed; near Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co.; Rob Meade, Buck Brooks, Melissa Scheperle, Keith McMullen; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-58; There are a few previous summer records of this species, but none with evidence of breeding.
June 29 - Oct. 17, 2003 - Highest single day count and latest fall record
(21); Photographed; Dexter Rice Fields, Stoddard Co.; Joe Eades, Jim and Charlene Malone, Joshua Uffman;
17th Annual MBRC Report, 2003-61; Group of 7 found on June 29; with a maximum of 21 observed on Oct. 11.
June 30 - July 1, 1990 - 6th state record
(2 adults); near Steele, Pemiscot Co.; H & N Schanda and Bill Reeves; 4th Annual MBRC Report, 1990-49; R & E.
Aug. 7, 1990 - 7th state record
(1 in eclipse plumage); Duck Creek CA; Hal Ferris; R & E.
Aug. 13-16, 2009 - ~15th state record and 3rd latest fall record
(4); Photographed; near Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co.; Devin Bosler; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-78.
Photographed here by
Chris Barrigar, 16 August 2009
Sept. 27, 1974
(2); Clyde, Nodaway Co.; Observer not listed; R & E, BB 42:11; Record considered questionable in R & E.
Fall of 1890 - 2nd latest fall record
(3); Specimen (USNM 120308); near New Madrid; New Madrid Co.; Observer not listed; R & E, Sparks 1891.