R & E: Very rare winter resident in Ozark pinelands.
Dec. 15, 1986 - Southern MO winter record
(male); Specimen (ANSP 178157); near Ellsinore, Carter Co.; R & E.
Dec. 16, 1990 - Southern MO winter record
(1); Along Hwy 86, Barry Co.; P. Mahnkey; 4th Annual MBRC Report, 1991-19.
Dec. 17, 1994 - Southern MO winter record
(Adult male); 6 miles west of Poplar Bluff, Butler Co.; Glenn Hickey, Gayla Hickey, and Darin Hickey; 9th Annual MBRC Report, 1995-52.
Dec. 17, 1999 - Central MO winter record
(1); CBC record; Four Rivers CA, Vernon Co.; Chris Hobbs, Brian Barber; 13th Annual MBRC Report, 2000-28.
Dec. 18, 1982 - Central MO winter Record
(1); Kansas City Southeast CBC; No specific location given; No observer listed; R & E.
Dec. 27, 1965 - 1st winter record and highest winter single day count
(4); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 1052); near Winona, Shannon Co.; David Easterla, Steve Hilty; R & E, Easterla 1966b.
Jan. 2, 1988 - Southern MO winter record
(1); Lake Wappapello, Wayne Co.; B. Reeves, J. Kelly; 1st Annual MBRC Report, 1988-17. A rare but regular winter resident in the Shortleaf Pine region of the state.
Jan. 2, 1995 - Southern MO winter record and ties highest winter single day count
(4); Wappapello Dam, Wayne Co.; Stephen Dilks et al; 9th Annual MBRC Report, 1995-53.
Jan. 21, 1967 - Central MO winter record
(1); Shaw Nature Reserve, Franklin Co.; Jim Earl Comfort et al; R & E, BB 34:23.
Feb. 25, 1981 - High count
(10); Forsyth, Taney Co.; D. Jones; R & E, AB 35:306.
R & E: This is the earliest of the breeding warblers to appear. A few arrive at the end of February, with numbers gradually increasing through March. Presumed northbound migrants (birds breeding in the northern United States and southern Canada) are detected in the northern half of Missouri during the last two weeks of April and the first few days of May. At that time it is a rare, but regular transient through the St. Louis area. It is only casually encountered during this same period in western Missouri.
March 11, 1986 - High count
(10); Hawn SP, Ste. Genevieve Co.; Bill Reeves; R & E.
April 18, 2008 - 2nd summer record for Northern MO
(Male); Paris Access, Monroe Co.; Patrick Harrison; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-47.
R & E: Locally common summer resident in Shortleaf Pine in the Ozarks; away from the Ozarks pine country it is rare transient
in the east, casual in the west. Its breeding range corresponds with the distribution of Shortleaf Pines. Thus the heart of the
range of this species is in the southeastern section of the Ozarks. There are however, a few isolated pockets of birds in the
extreme southwestern counties of the state.
June 24, 2007 - 1st summer record for Northern MO
(2 adult males); Photographed; Thousand Hills SP, Adair Co.; Peter Kondrashov; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2007-51.
June 30, 2012 - 1st summer record for Northwestern MO
(Adult male); Wallace SP, Clinton Co.; Edge Wade; 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2012-40.
R & E: Migrants are seen primarily from mid-September through early October. Presumably the bulk of the breeding population leaves in September.
Aug. 20, 1905 - Fall arrival
(number not listed); St. Louis; No observers listed; R & E, the earliest of 3 August records for St. Louis mentioned in Widmann (1907).
Sept. 14, 1978
(3); St. Louis; m. ob.; R & E, BB 4627-28.
Sept. 26, 1978
(4); Springfield, Greene Co.; Catherine Bonner et al.; R & E.
Nov. 16, 1975 - Latest fall record for Northern MO
(Immature female); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 2974); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla, Drew Thate; R & E, BB 44:22.
Note: Any significant records of this species, particularly during the winter season, since R & E will be added at a later time.