R & E (1992): Birds begin arriving during the second week of April in the southeast but not until the final week of April in the north. Peak is in early May in the south and mid-May in the north.
April 12, ?? - Earliest spring record
(Two observations for this date, year not given); St. Louis; No observer(s) listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.
May 13, 1969
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, CLT 130); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; R & E.
May 13, 1990 - 2nd highest single day count
(20); Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Jim Ziebol; R & E.
May 14, 1976 - Highest single day count
(20+); Maryville area, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
R & E (1992): Uncommon summer resident in Ozarks and Ozark Border, rarer elsewhere. It is widespread and uncommon throughout the Ozarks and Ozark Border. As the result of fewer, large tracts of mature forest, it is less widespread and scarcer in the Mississippi Lowlands, Glaciated and Osage plains; nevertheless, where appropriate habitat exists, it is uncommon in these areas.
R & E (1992): Fall migrants begin to reappear by the end of Aug., and numbers gradually build to a peak between the 15-25 Sept. It is rare but regular during the first half of Oct. and only casually observed thereafter.
Sept. 20-21, 1963 - Tower kill
(197); Columbia, Boone; R & E, George 1963.
Sept. 24, 1960 - Tower kill
(87); Columbia, Boone; R & E, BB 28:9.
Oct. 24, 1978 - 3rd latest fall record
(1); St. Louis; H. Brammeier; R & E, NN 50:77.
Nov. 8, 1975 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); St. Louis; Joe Eades; R & E, BB 44:22.
Dec. 13, 2003 - Latest fall record
(Male); Specimen (#93084); Ashland, Boone Co.; Kay Palmer; 17th Annual MBRC Report, 2004-7. Window-killed bird; specimen deposited as #93084 in the Kansas Natural History Museum.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.