R & E (1992): No definite Sept. observations; casually seen from late Oct. through the end of the period.
Note: Only 1 of the 6 October records at time of R & E (1992)listed here.

Oct. 3, 1951 - Earliest fall record
(1); St. Louis Co., G. Moore; R & E, BB 18[10]:3.

Oct. 20, 2001
(1, found dead); Adair Co.; fide Errol Hooper; BB 69[1]:40. Was banded on Sept. 28, 2000 near Arnold, Minnesota; with estimated hatching in 1998.

Oct. 31, 2008
(2); Union Ridge CA; Sullivan and Adair Co's.; Phil Wire; BB 76[1]:24.

Nov. 3, 1997
(1 heard calling); Millersburg, Boone Co.; Otto Fajin; BB 65[1]:38.

Nov. 9, 2008
(1, found dead); University City, St. Louis Co.; Mike Thelen; BB 76[1]:24.

Nov. 13, 2010 - Highest single day count
(9); All netted and banded; Benton Co.; Dana Ripper, Ethan Duke; BB 78[1]:37.

Nov. 21, 1996
(1, found dead); street in Jefferson City, Cole Co.; John Howland; BB 64[1]:38.

Nov. 25, 1991
(1, found dead); St. Louis area; Bill Rudden fide Dick Anderson; BB 59[1]:42.



R & E (1992): With only a few exceptions (< 5 records), all observations are north of the Missouri River.; however, this is probably related more to the ease in finding birds there than to any real differences in abundance.

Winter 2002
(1); Bilby Ranch CA, Nodaway Co.; Kirbly Goslee, David Easterla; No specific dates given. Possibly the same bird listed under Dec. 29, 2002.

Winter 2002
(1); North Sever CA, Knox Co.; Patrick Harrison, m. obs.; No specific dates given.

Dec. 2, 1981 - Feb. 21, 1982 - High count
(2-3); Boone Co.; Tim Barksdale, Bill Goodge; R & E, BB 49[2]:16.

Dec. 3, 1970
(1); Specimen (CMSU 283); Between Warrensburg and Knob Noster, Johnson Co.; R & E.

Dec. 7, 2004 - Jan. 30, 2005
(2); North Sever CA, Knox Co.; Kristi Mayo, Joshua Uffman, Christopher Brown, Doug Willis; BB 72[2]:17.

Dec. 9, 1993
(Adult, found dead); was to be displayed at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, St. Louis Co.; Jane Stevens, BB 61[2]:87.

Dec. 14, 2001 - Southern MO record
(1); CBC record; Vernon Co.; Roger McNeill; 15th Annual MBRC Report, 2001-81.

Dec. 15, 2007
(1); CBC record; Katy Trail near Providence; Boone Co.; Paul McKenzie, Gail White; 21st Annual MBRC Report; 2008-20 and BB 75[2]:11.

Dec. 29, 2002
(1); near Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Jack Hilsabeck; BB 70[2]:43.

Jan. 6 - Mar. 8, 1994
(1); Christmas tree farm near Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Kirbly Goslee; BB 61[2]:87.

Mid-Jan. 1994
(1); near Rock Port, Atchison Co.; Mark Robbins; BB 61[2]:87; Based on fresh pellets underneath a small cedar tree.

Jan. 19, 2000
(1); Nodaway Co.; Jack Hilsabeck; BB 67[2]:27; Relocated after being first found during the Maryville CBC.

Jan. 22 - Feb. 26, 1999
(1); Christmas tree farm near Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Kirby Goslee; BB 66[2]:28.

Feb. 3, 2005
(1); Riverbreaks CA, Holt Co.; Doug Willis; BB 72[2]:17.

Feb. 8, 1993
(First-year bird); Photographed; near Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Kirby Goslee, Chris Fisher; BB 60[2]:83.

Feb. 11, 1984 - Southernmost record
(1); Specimen (not preserved); Taum Sauk Lake, Iron Co.; Jim Wilson; R & E, BB 51[3]:20.

Feb. 11, 1993
(Adult); Photographed; near Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Kirby Goslee, Chris Fisher; BB 60[2]:83.

Feb. 13 1995
(1); Sheridan, Worth Co.; Kirby Goslee; BB 62[2]:87.

Feb. 15-16, 1992
(Adult); Photographed; Osage Co.; John Garrett; BB 59[2]:85.

Feb. 16, 2011
(1); Captured and banded; rural Boone Co.; Dana Ripper, Ethan Duke, fide Brad Jacobs; BB 78[2]:94.

Feb. 19, 1992
(1, hit by a car); Specimen (number not listed); Jamestown, Moniteau Co.; D. and S. Deraps; BB 59[2]:85.

Feb. 27, 2007
(2); Sever Lake CA, Knox Co.; Patrick Harrison; BB 74[2]:43-44. Phil Wire and Brad Jacobs observed one at this same location on Feb. 28.



R & E (1992): Lingering winter residents and presumed migrants are seen until mid- to late March. High counts include at least 3 observations of 2 birds in a day (all from Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.).

Spring 1904 - Nesting
(Nest with three young); Bluffton, Montgomery Co.; J. Muller; R & E, Widmann 1907.

Spring 2007
(1); Sever Lake CA; Knox Co.; Joe Eades, Dave Rogles; BB 74[3]:27; Continuing from winter season. See Feb. 27, 2007 entry.

Mar. 26, 1993
(1); Sever Lake CA, Knox Co.; Paul McKenzie et al; BB 60[3]:135.

April 4, 1996
(1); Suburban St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Jeff Cantrell, m. obs.; BB 63[3]:44.

April 11, 1976 - 2nd latest spring record
(1); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; fide David Easterla; R & E, BB 44[2]:17.

April 16, 1893 - Latest spring record
(1); St. Louis; Currier; R & E, Widmann 1907.



Records above include all observations from The Bluebird seasonal reports since 1991.



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