April 14, 2013 - Earliest spring record and outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(Adult); Springfield, Greene Co.; Mark Lohmeyer (documentation with photographs). 26th Annual MBRC Report, 2013-48.

April 18, 1877 - 2nd earliest spring record and outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(1); St. Louis; Co. not listed; Observer not listed; R & E, Hurter 1884 and Widmann 1907.

April 18, 1981 - Ties 2nd earliest spring record
(1); Mingo NWR, Stoddard Co.; Sherman Sutter, Robert Brundage et al; R & E, BB 48[3]:18.

April 25 - May 16, 1989 - Outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(Adult); Photographed; Bittern Bottoms, Cass Co.; J. Garrett, E. Johnson; 3rd Annual MBRC Report, 1990-6; See Garrett 1989 for details.

May 9, 1963 - Outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(1); Found dead; Specimen (NWMSU, DAE395); Beverly Lake, Platte Co.; David Easterla; R & E, BB 30[2]:24.

May 12, 1970 - Outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(1); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 2375); near Rosendale, Andrew Co.; Jack Hilsabeck, David Easterla; R & E, BB 38[3]:8.

May 18, 1995 - Outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(Adult); Color print; Springfield, Greene Co.; Larry Rizzo, Ray Carlson et al; 8th Annual MBRC Report, 1995-37.

May 23, 2010
(Adult); Photographed; Mingo NWR - Monopoly Marsh, Wayne Co.; Chris Barrigar; BB 77[3]:90.

Photograph compliments of
Chris Barrigar


R & E: Recorded almost annually in the Mississippi Lowlands, with all but three records in May. There at least two records for the St. Louis region and two for the northwestern corner.



June 8-22, 1962
(4); Duck Creek CA; E. Hartowicz; R & E, BB 29[3]:22.

June 27, 1999 - Outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(Adult); RMBS, St. Charles Co.; Charlene Malone; 12th Annual MBRC Report, 1999-59.

July 13, 1963 - Outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(1); Lake Contrary, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 30[3]:20. R & E (1992): At least seven summer observations for Missouri. No definite breeding records, but almost certainly occasionally breeds in the Mississippi Lowlands, since it has bred in adjacent Illinois.



Oct. 1951 - Outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(1); Found injured; St. Charles, St. Charles Co.; Observer not listed; R & E, Comfort 1952.

Nov. 8, 1998 - Latest modern fall record and outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(Immature); Photographed; Springfield, Greene Co.; Betty Dyer, Kay Johnson, Lisa Berger, Zelda Ellison; 12th Annual MBRC Report, 1998-84.



Dec. 30, 1915 - Outside of the Mississippi Lowlands
(Immature); Missouri River bottom, Jackson Co.; Observes not listed; R & E, Hoffman 1916; Found starving.



Note: Data does not include all transient or summer visitor observations from the southeast. Any significant observations since R & E
from the southeast will be added at a later time.



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