R & E (1992): Usually not seen until the third week of Apr in the south and about a week later in the north.
Peak is at the end of the first or beginning of the second week of May.
April 8, 1986 - Earliest spring record
(1); St. Louis; Skip Russell; R & E, NN 58:48.
April 11, 1987 - 2nd earliest spring record
Taney Co.; Paul McKenzie, Tim Barksdale; R & E, BB 55:14.
May 4 and 6, 1983 - 2nd highest single day count
(35); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E.
May 5, 1963 - Highest single day count
(50); St. Louis; No observer listed; R & E, Hanselmann 1963.
May 30, 1986 - Latest spring record
(1 singing); northeastern corner of Clark Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
July 30, 1977 - Presumably a very early fall migrant
(1); Roaring River SP, Barry Co; JoAnn Garrett; R & E, BB 44:31.
R & E (1992): Migrants begin to reappear at the end of Aug. It does not become abundant until the second week of Sept.
It remains common through the first week of Oct, and birds are encountered in small numbers (1-3/day) through the third week of Oct.
Aug. 26, 1971 - Earliest fall record
(1); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
Aug. 27, 1967 - 2nd earliest fall record
(3); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
Sept. 20-21, 1963 - Tower kill
(24); Columbia, Boone Co.; Wally George; R & E, George 1963.
Sept. 25, 1968 - Highest fall single day count
(23); St. Louis; Jim Earl Comfort; R & E, NN 40:92.
Oct. 29, 1967
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, LCW 770); near Arkoe, Nodaway Co.; R & E.
Oct. 30, ?? - Late
(2 observations for this date, year not provided); No locations given; No observers listed; R & E.
Nov. 11, 1974 - 3rd latest fall record
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; James F. Comfort; R & E, BB 42:7.
Nov. 13, 1994 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Springfield, Greene Co.; David Catlin; 8th Annual MBRC Report, 1994-60.
Dec. 5, 2013 - Latest fall record
(One); Reeds Spring, Stone Co.; Jane Fitzgerald; 26th Annual MBRC Report, 2013-71.
Dec. 28, 1975 - 1st winter record
(1); Weldon Spring CBC; Weldon Spring CA, St. Charles Co.; No observer listed; R & E.
Note: Any significant transient observations since R & E will be added at a later time.