R & E: Does not become common until the last week of Sept. Peak occurs at the end of Sept. and early Oct.
Birds are regularly seen throughout Oct., with an occasional bird lingering into Nov.

Aug. 12, 1977 - Earliest fall record
(1); Trimble WA; formerly Clinton Co., now Clay Co.; Sebastian Patti, M. Meyers; R & E, BB 45[1]:28.

Aug. 21, 1977
(1); Independence, Jackson Co.; Chris Hobbs; R & E.

Sept. 24-25, 1960 - High count
(10); Tower kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; No observer listed; R & E, BB 28[1]:9.

R & E: Peak occurs at the end of Sept. and early Oct. Birds are regularly seen throughout Oct., with an occasional bird lingering into Nov.



Dec. 2-8, 2010
(1); Photographed; Dexter City Lake, Stoddard Co.; Chris Barrigar (documentation with photographs); 24th Annual MBRC Report, 2010-96. From descriptions and photographs, all birds appear to have been of the nominate subspecies palmarum.

Dec. 4, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2011 and one seen Jan. 9, 2011
(5); Photographed; Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co.; Chris Barrigar (documentation with photographs); 24th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-6. From descriptions and photographs, all birds appear to have been of the nominate subspecies palmarum.

Dec. 5-9, 1974
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; James F. Comfort; R & E, BB 42[3:14.

Dec. 14, 2008
(1); near Dudley, Stoddard Co.; Chris Barrigar; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2008-112.

Dec. 15, 1973
(1); Kansas City southeast CBC, COUNTY; R & E.

Dec. 16, 1994 - ~5th winter record
(1 of the nominate race); Bradford Farms, Boone Co.; Paul McKenzie; 8th Annual MBRC Report, 1994-73.

Dec. 16, 1994 - ~5th winter record
(1); RMBS, St. Charles Co.; Jim Jackson; 8th Annual MBRC Report, 1995-29.

Dec. 17, 1998
(1); Four Rivers CA, Vernon Co.; Mark Robbins; 12th Annual MBRC Report, 1999-6.

Dec. 17, 2004 - 11th winter record
(2); Photographed; CBC record; Mississippi Co.; Bill Eddleman; 18th Annual MBRC Report, 2005-10.
Whitish breast suggested the widespread nominate race palmarum.

Dec. 21, 1965
(immature male, race hypochrysea,); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 1050); south of Clinton, Henry Co.;
David Easterla, Steve Hilty; R & E, Easterla 1966b.

? - until Dec. 26, 1982
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; T. Barker; R & E, AB 37:308.

Dec. 27, 1979
(1); Big Oak Tree SP CBC; Mississippi Co.; No observer listed; R & E.

Dec. 28, 1996
(1); Mingo NWR, Stoddard Co.; Bill Eddleman; 10th Annual MBRC Report, 1996-67.

Dec. 28, 2002
(1); CBC record; Mingo NWR, Stoddard Co.; Bill Eddleman, Bruce Beck, Paul Kaufman; 16th Annual MBRC Report, 2003-7.
This bird was assignable to the subspecies hypochrysea, which breeds in the northeast, as it had entirely yellow underparts.

Dec. 31, 1994 - ~7th winter record
(1); Brittain Cemetery, Taney Co.; Nathan Swick et al; 8th Annual MBRC Report, 1995-7.

Jan. 13, 2007
(1); Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis City; Judith Graber; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2007-12.



R & E: In most years, the first arrivals appear at the southern border during the second week of April and about a
week later in the north. Peak is during the last few days of April of first few days of month.

April 7, 1978 - Earliest spring record
(1); Charleston, Mississippi Co.; Jim Haw; R & E.

April 27, 1963
(male); Specimen (KU 441455); Platte Co.; No observer listed; R & E.

April 27, 1963 - Highest single day and eastern MO single day count
(30); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Hanselmann 1963.

May 8, 1978 - Highest western MO single day count
(10+); Independence, Jackson Co.; Robert fisher; R & E, BB 45[3]:19.

May 15-18, 1902
(No number listed); Jasper, Jasper Co.; W. Savage; R & E, Widmann 1907.

May 21, 2008 - Latest spring record
(1); Danville CA, Montgomery Co.; Edge Wade, Bill Clark, Bill Meets; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-57.



R & E: The nominate race is the common migrant, while the Yellow Palm (D. p. hypochrysea) is casually recorded.



Note: Any significant transient observations since R & E will be added at a later time.



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