R & E: Arrives in late April in the south and about a week later in the north. Peak in mid-May, is earlier than all the other Empidonax's, except for the Acadian. It is regularly seen through May.
April 16, 2014 - Earliest Spring record
(1); Hornersville Swamp Levee Road, Dunklin Co.; Timothy Jones (documentation with photographs). 27th Annual MBRC Report, 2014-36.
April 21, 1964 - 2nd earliest spring record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
May 5, 1963 - 2nd highest single day count
(40); St. Joseph/ Squaw Creek NWR, Buchanan and Holt Co's.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
May 18, 1982 - Highest single day count
(40+); Nodaway, Holt, and Atchison Co's.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
May 24, 1985
(Male); Specimen (ANSP 178008); 10 miles north of Maryville, Nodaway Co.; No observer listed; R & E.
R & E (1992): Late spring migrants are regularly seen during the first week of June. Additionally, there are observations during June and July that possibly pertain to breeding birds.
June 11, 1965
(1); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 906), had small gonads; along the Current River, near Eminence, Shannon Co.; David Easterla; R & E.
June 16, 1891 - Nesting
(Nest with 3 eggs); Nest and eggs were collected; Jackson Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Harris 1919b.
June 22, 1938
(1 singing)j; Joplin, Jasper or Newton Co.; G. Banner, R & E, BB 5:69
June 26, 1976
(1); BBS Route; Jackson/ Cass Co's.; Sebastian Patti; R & E.
June 27 - July 5, 1992 - 1st nesting since 1891
(Pair and nest); west,northwest of Americas, Montgomery Co.; P. McKenzie, B. Jacobs et al; 5th Annual MBRC Report, 1992-27. See McKenzie and Jacobs BB 59:158-160.
July 10, 1976
(1); Trimble, formerly Clinton Co., now Clay Co.; Nanette Johnson et al; R & E, BB 44:21.
July 15, 2010
(1); Banded and photographed; Fort Leonard Wood, MAPS banding station, Pulaski Co.; Michael McCloy; 24th Annual MBRC Report, 2010-82. The combination of photographs and in-hand measurements made this identification conclusive.
R & E (1992): The earliest migrants begin reappearing by early August, and their number peak at the end of August or early September.
Aug. 1, 1982 - Earliest fall record
(1 calling); Lonedell, Franklin Co.; P. Hoell; R & E, NN 54:68.
Aug. 7, 1963
(1); Carter Co.; David Easterla; R & E.
Oct. 19, 2013 - Latest fall record
(1); Big Spring, Carter Co.; Mark Robbins; 26th Annual MBRC Report, 2013-61.
R & E (1992): Rarely seen after the third week of Sept.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.