Apr. 16, 1977 - Earliest spring record
(1); near Alton Dam, St. Charles Co.; Joe Eades et al; R & E, NN 49:38.

May 26, 1968 - Spring high count
(5); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 36[1]:4.



Summer 1984 - Nesting record
(35+ nests); Ted Shanks CA, Pike Co.; F. Reid; R & E, BB 51[4]:11.

June 27, 1990
(31); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Ron Bell, R & E.

June 26, 1982
(20-23); Marais Temps Clair CA, St. Charles; Bill Rudden, Tim Barksdale, Paul Bauer; R & E, BB 49[4]:14.

June 23, 1974
(ca. 20); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

June 6-7, 1962 - Nesting record
(19 nests/avg. 4.1 eggs per nest); Beverly and Cooley Lakes, Clay Co.; Jim Rising, T. Anderson; R & E, BB 29[3]:20.



Sept. 13, 1980
(6); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

Oct. 19, 1941
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Walter Cunningham; R & E, BB8[11]:81.

Nov. 11, 1986 - Latest fall record
(1); Lake Contrary, Buchanan Co.; Leo Galloway; R & E, BB 54[1]:33.



Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.





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Background photograph compliments of Allen Smith; 11 August 2011; Riverlands Mig. Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles Co.