R & E (1992): Less common in the spring than in the fall. It is a late migrant, with the first arrivals appearing by the middle of the second
week of May. Peak is during the last week of May.
April 27, 1985 - Earliest spring record
(1); St. Francois SP, St. Francois Co.; Bill Reeves, Steve Dilks, Bob Lewis; R & E.
May 2, 1978
(1); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla, Tim Barksdale; R & E, BB 45:18.
May 24, 1986 - Ties highest spring single day count
(4); Nodaway, Atchison Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
May 29, 1984 - Highest spring single day count
(4); Bluffwoods CA, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
R & E (1992): Late spring migrants regularly seen through the first week of June.
June 1, 1976
(Male); Specimen (SEMO 422); north of Duck Creek CA; No observers listed; R & E.
June 22, 1989
(1); Higginsville, Lafayette Co.; F. Young; R & E, BB 56:148.
July 11, 1987
(1); Hermitage, Hickory Co.; H. John; R & E, BB 54:29.
R & E (1992): The first fall migrants are usually not seen until the end of July.
R & E (1992): Most observations during the first three weeks of August involve single birds, but by the end of the month and in early September it is not unusual to see 3-4 birds/day.
R & E (1992): By mid-September only single birds are seen, and virtually all have passed through the state by the end of September.
Sept. 6, 1979 - Highest single day count
(11); Warren Co.; Tim Barksdale; R & E, BB 47:25.
Oct. 11-12, 1974 - Latest fall record
(1); Brickyard Hill CA, Atchison Co.; David Easterla, Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 42:6.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.