R & E (1992): It arrives in the southern section of the state during the first few days of April. Usually, in the north,
it is not encountered until mid-April. Peak is during late April in the south and in early May in the north.
March 22, 2008 - Earliest spring record
(1); Tywappity Community Lake, Scott Co.; Chris Barrigar; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-65.
March 28, 1896 - 2nd earliest spring record
(Number not listed); Poplar Bluff, Butler Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.
March 29, 1980 - 3rd earliest spring record
(1); near Collins, St. Clair Co.; Mark Robbins, Mike Braun; R & E.
April 18, 1987 - Single day high count
(89); along 18 mile stretch of Current River, Shannon Co.; Randy Korotev; R & E, BB 54:15.
May 4, 1963 - High count
(12); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Hanselmann 1963.
R & E (1992): Common summer resident, most common in bottomland woodland and forest.
June 13, 1987
(Male); Specimen (ANSP 178215), McCormack Lake; Oregon Co.; R & E.
R & E (1992): Summer residents become quiet and inconspicuous by the latter part of August and presumably many leave at that time. Fall migrants are noted in September into early October.
Oct. 6, 1962
(2); Tower kill (SEMO 167); Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co.; R & E, Heye 1963.
Oct. 22, 1983 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Duck Creek CA, Bollinger/ Stoddard Co's.; Steve Dilks; R & E, BB 51:45.
Nov. 5, 2012 - Latest fall record
(1); St. Francis River Levee Road, Dunklin Co.; Tim Jones; 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-79.
Dec. 18, 2001 - 1st winter record
(1); CBC record; Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co.; Neal Young; 15th Annual MBRC Report, 2001-86.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.