March 12, 1953 - Earliest spring record
(1); Mingo NWR, Bollinger/ Stoddard Co's.; Steve Dilks; R & E, BB 50:11.
April 15, 2006 - Western MO record
(Adult); Bean Lake, Platte Co.; Kristi Mayo, Doug Willis; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-34.
April 19, 1974
(3); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; A. Bromet; R & E, BB 41:3.
April 26, 2006 - Western MO record
(Adult); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Tommie Rogers, John Rushin; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-35.
April 30, 1975 - Western MO record
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, DLD 164); Bigelow Marsh, Holt Co.; David Easterla, Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 43:18.
May 1, 2014 - Western MO record
(One); Photographed; Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Dan Cowell (documentation with photographs). Casual transient in western
half of Missouri. Found in a flock with almost 30 White-faced Ibis; 27th Annual MBRC Report, 2014-40.
May 2, 2008 - Western MO record
(Adult); Photographed; near Muskrat Lake, Buchanan Co.; Jack Hilsabeck, Leo Galloway, Larry Lade; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2008-80.
May 10, 2008
(Adult); NAMC Record; Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co.; Brad Jacobs, Paul McKenzie; 21st Annual MBRC report, 2008-77.
May 14, 2004 - Western MO record
(Adult); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Kristi Mayo; 17th Annual MBRC Report, 2004-53;
Adult feeding among White-faced Ibis; showed key field marks of Glossy.
May 19 or 21, 1968 - Highest single day count
(7); Bertrand Heronry, Mississippi Co.; Paul Heye; R & E.
May 20, 2006 - Western MO record
(Adult); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Kristi Mayo; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-57; Was present with White-faced Ibises and allowed excellent comparisons; the face pattern was described carefully. This individual was also distinguished from a possible Glossy x White-faced hybrid present in the same group of about 15 Plegadis. Facial border paler than typical, but appearing to connect behind the eye.
May 21, 2015 - Western MO record
(Adult); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Steve and Debbie Martin (documentation with photographs); 28th Annual MBRC Report, 2015-56.
May 22, 1993
(1 in nuptial plumage); St. Charles Co.; Jack Van Benthuysen; 7th Annual MBRC Report, 1993-34.
R & E:
Most observations are from the southeast and the St. Louis area.
R & E:
No fewer than five additional records for the northwestern corner (Holt and Buchanan Co's). Only 1 of these listed in R & E.
June 4, 1982 - Western MO record
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
June 10, 1982
(3); near Little Bean Marsh, Platte Co.; Jim Wilson, M. Nelson; R & E, BB 49:14.
June 30, 1968
(1); Bertrand Heronry, Mississippi Co.; Paul Heye; R & E.
July 1, 1968 - Only nesting record
(Pair with 3 young about 2-3 weeks old); Photographed on July 7, 1968 (VIREO x05/2/07-009); Bertrand Heronry, Mississippi Co.;
Paul Heye, R & E.
Aug. 14, 2005 - Western MO record and latest summer/fall record
(Adult); Photographed; Bean Lake, Platte Co.; Kristi Mayo, Linda Williams, Doug Willis; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2005-57.
R & E:
There are no definite fall records due to the difficulty of distinguishing this species in basic
and Immature plumage from the very similar White-faced Ibis.
R & E:
Many early records (prior to the mid-1960's) were referred to as simply "Glossy Ibis" because at
that time the two currently recognized species were considered to be specific.
Any significant observations from eastern MO since R & E will be added at a later time.
Additional Plegadis sp. (Dark Ibis) Records