R & E (1992): The first birds appear by the second week of May and peak during the last ten days of the month.
April 27, 1981 - Earliest spring record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; B. Hely; R & E, NN 53:39.
April 28, 1935 - 2nd earliest spring record
(1); Hahahtonka, Camden Co.; Ike Adams et al; R & E, BB 2:22.
May 30, 1963 - Highest single day count
(15); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; R & E, Hanselmann 1963.
R & E (1992): There are at least 3 counts of 6 birds during the spring season from both sides of the state.
R & E (1992): There are a number of observations of late spring migrants for the first week of June.
June 9, 1945 - Latest spring record
(1); Hannibal, Marion Co.; Walter Cunningham; R & E, AM 47:38.
June 9, 1981 - Ties latest spring record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; A. Roth; R & E, BB 48:25.
July 30, 1977 - Likely a very early fall migrant
(1); Roaring River SP, Barry Co.; JoAnn Garrett; R & E, BB 44:31.
R & E (1992): The first arrivals are detected at the end of Aug. Apparently, peak is during mid-Sept, with an occasional bird observed during the first few days of Oct.
Aug. 16, 1979
(1); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co.; Jim Haw; R & E.
Aug. 25, 1970
(1); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
Sept. 10-11, 1964 - High count
(5); Tower kill; Kansas City, Jackson Co.; No observer listed; R & E, BB 31:18.
Sept. 14, 1918
(1); Specimen (CMC 361); Lexington, Lafayette Co.; No observer listed; R & E.
Sept. 20-21, 1963 - High count
(9); Tower kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; No observer listed; R & E, George 1963.
Oct. 6, 1962
(1); Tower kill; Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Heye 1963.
Oct. 7, 1980 - Latest fall record
(1); Springfield, Greene Co.; Catherine Bonner; R & E, BB 48:9.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.