Oct. 28, 1982 - Earliest fall record and 2nd record away from the Mississippi River
(First-cycle); Schell-Osage CA, Vernon Co.; Jim Wilson; R & E, BB 50[1]:24.

Nov. 13-18, 1980
(1); Alton Dam (now RMBS), St. Charles Co.; Bill Rudden, Carmen Patterson, Claudia Spener; R & E, BB 48[1]:12.

Nov. 15, 1982 - 3rd record away from the Mississippi River
(1); Browning Lake, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon, R & E; None listed.



R & E: With the exception of three records, all winter records are from near the Mississippi River near at St. Louis.

Dec. 5, 2005 - January 3, 2006 (1 bird) and Jan. 16 - Feb. 24, 2006 (2 birds) - 5th record away from the Mississippi River
(2 juveniles); Photographed; Smithville Lake, Clay Co.; Kristi Mayo, Doug Willis, Matt Gearheart; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-13.

Dec. 20, 2008 - 6th record away from the Mississippi River
(Apparent first-cycle); Photographed; Smithville Lake, Clay Co.; Linda Williams (photographs); 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2010-20.
At the time, Glaucous Gull was listed as "casual" away from the Mississippi River; its status has since been revised to "rare" statewide.

Dec. 21, 2009 - Jan. 27, 2010 - 8th record away from the Mississippi River
(1 - 2, both probably first-cycle birds); Photographed; Long Branch SP, Macon Co.; Peter Kondrashov (documentation with photographs), Brad Jacobs, Paul McKenzie, Terry Miller, Edge Wade, Eric Wood; 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2010-18. Two birds were observed on 23 Dec. 2009 and one on another occasion and it is assumed that no more than two birds were involved. At the time, Glaucous Gull was listed as "casual" away from the Mississippi River; its status has since been revised to "rare" statewide.

Dec. 28, 1989 - 4th record away from the Mississippi River
(2nd winter bird); Montrose CA, Henry Co.; Mark Robbins; 3rd Annual MBRC Report, 1990-2.

Jan. 1984 - High count
(8); Alton Dam area (now RMBS), St. Charles Co.; m. obs.; R & E, NN 56:25.

Jan. 19 - 23, 2009 - 7th record away from the Mississippi River
(One 1st-cycle bird, 19 and 23 Jan. and two on Jan. 20, 2010); Photographed; Long Branch SP, Macon Co.; Single birds documented by Edge Wade and Peter Kondrashov (photographs); two birds together documented by Edge Wade, 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-24.

Jan. 30, 1978 - 1st record away from the Mississippi River
Specimen (NWMSU MF 89); near Trimble, Clay Co.; R & E.

Feb. 4 - March 12, 2010 - 9th record away from the Mississippi River
(Subadult); Photographed; Long Branch SP, Macon Co.; Peter Kondrashov, Sandra Elbert (documentation with photographs), Kathleen Anderson (documentation), Harold Anderson; 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2010-38. Unlike the Glaucous Gulls documented at Long Branch in earlier weeks of 2009-10, this bird had adult -like plumage but showed dark tip to its yellow bill. At the time, Glaucous Gull was listed as "casual" away from the Mississippi River; its status has since been revised to "rare" statewide.



R & E: Birds are regularly observed until mid-April.

March 9, 1963 - Highest single day count
(4); Alton Dam (RMBS), St. Charles Co.; Jim Earl Comfort; R & E, NN 35:2.

May 27, 1978 - Latest spring record
(1); St. Charles Co.; Richard Anderson, Phoebe Snetsinger; R & E, NN 50:2.

R & E: There are two May records in the St. Louis area (only the latest is listed).



Note: There are multiple observations from the Mississippi River at St. Louis. Any significant observations from this location will be added at a later time.



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