R & E: A few individuals arrive in the south by mid-April and about a week later in the north. The bulk of the
birds arrive in early to mid-May.
April 7, 1977 - Earliest spring record
(1); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co.; Jim Haw; R & E.
April 13, 1981 - 2nd earliest spring record
(1); Farmington, St. Francois Co.; Bob Lewis; R & E, AB 35:830.
May 30, 1964
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 801); Gravois Mills, Lake of the Ozarks, Morgan Co.; David Easterla, R & E.
R & E: During summer, most common in the Ozarks and Ozark Border and least common in the Mississippi Lowlands.
R & E: Migrants are common in late August through mid-September, thereafter it is rarely seen.
Oct. 15, 1971 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Columbia, Boone Co.; L. and J. Falch; R & E, BB 39:6.
Nov. 6, 1965 - Latest fall record
(1); Little Dixie Lake CA, Callaway Co.; J. Roller; R & E, BB 33:7.
R & E: Any Myiarchus seen after late September in the fall should be carefully scrutinized for other Myiarchus sp. Pay particular attention to the amount and distribution of rufous in the tail (most easily seen in the underside), madndible (lower bill) color, and vocalizations.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.