R & E (1992): The first arrivals are observed by the beginning of the final week of April. Peak is during mid-May,
with a few birds occasionally seen through the final week of May.
April 18, 1965 - Earliest spring record
(2); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co.; Jim Haw; R & E.
April 21, 1983
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; Skip Russell; R & E, NN 55:51.
May 5, 1990 - Highest single day count
(10-12); Mingo NWR/ Duck Creek CA, Stoddard/ Bollinger Co's.; Bill Reeves, Robert Brundage; R & E, BB 57:140.
May 21, 1966
(Female); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 1112); No location listed; No observer listed; R & E.
June 2, 1988 - Latest spring record
(1); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E, BB 55:89.
R & E (1992): The first appear in early Sept, but peak is not until the end of the third or at the beginning of the fourth week of Sept.
Aug. 24, 1979 - Earliest fall record
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; F. Hallet; R & E, NN 51:63.
Sept. 20, 1963 - High count
(7); Tower kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; No observer listed; R & E, George 1963.
Sept. 24, 1960 - High count
(15); Tower kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; No observer listed; R & E, BB 28:9.
Nov. 24, 1984 - Latest fall record
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, MBR 1450); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins, David Easterla; R & E.
R & E (1992): It is regularly seen through the first week of Oct.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.