R & E (1992): Formerly more common during spring and fall.
March 31, 1963 - Earliest spring record
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 30:25.
April 4, 2008 - Highest modern single day count
(10); Photographed; Rural Dade Co.; Charles Burwick; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-44.
April 14, 2008
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Doug Willis; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-53.
(Male); Specimen (AMNH 738314); No specific locality except "Missouri" given; Observers not listed; R & E.
May 4, 1968 - 2nd highest modern single day count
(6); Lake Contrary, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 36:5.
May 9, 1992 - 1st record since 1972
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; C. Fisher, D. Mead; 5th Annual MBRC Report, 1992-25.
May 28, 1961 - Latest spring record
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Simon Rositsky; R & E, AFN 15:415.
R & E (1992): Prior to the 1900's this curlew was a common migrant and primarily seen in early April (Scott 1879; Hurter 1884; Widmann 1907); but by the turn of the century it was quite rare. Since the late 1950's there have been no more than twelve sightings, with most (75%) in April. Only 3 of the sightings since 1950 are listed in R & E (all listed in above data).
R & E (1992): Harris (1919b) stated that there were only six records for the Kansas City region.
July 8, 1972
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 39:9.
Sept. 7-14, 1996
(Immature); Photographed; St. Charles Co. Airport, St. Charles Co.; Tom Bormann, Bill Rowe, Jim Malone et al; 10th Annual MBRC Report, 1996-45.
Only modern eastern Missouri record
Photographed here, September 7, 1996,
by Jim Malone
Nov. 2, 1917 - Latest fall record
(4); on the Missouri River near Sibley, Jackson Co.; J. Guinotte; R & E, Harris 1919b.
R & E (1992): Apparently a former common transient from August through October (Widmann 1907).