R & E (1992): A few begin to trickle back into the state by the second week of Sept. Peak is in early October.
Aug. 19, 2006 - Earliest fall record
(1); Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Jackie Chain, Rose Ann Bodman; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-70.
Aug. 26, 1968
(1); 10 miles north of Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins, Drew Thate; R & E.
Aug. 30, 1957
(1); near Eureka, St. Louis Co.; Steve Hanselmann; R & E, BB 24[8-9]:4.
Sept. 11, 1932
(1); Specimen (KU 19359); Jackson Co.; No observers listed; R & E.
Oct. 6, 1987 - 2nd highest single day count
(44); Brickyard Hill CA, Atchison Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 55:12.
Oct. 7, 1979 - Highest single day count
(50); Lake of the Ozarks SP, Miller Co.; Floyd Lawhon et al; R & E.
R & E (1992): Numbers are greatly reduced by the beginning of November, but small groups may be encountered in coniferous stands in the north until mid-November.
R & E: CBC Data for the sole count in the Mississippi Lowlands are somewhat surprising because they indicate that this species outnumbers Golden-crowned Kinglet in that region. Outside this region (in winter), the Ruby-crowned is considerably rarer.
Dec. 20, 1969 - Northernmost winter record
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 2302); west of Maryville, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla, R & E.
Dec. 27, 1974
(14); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co.; Multiple observers; R & E.
Dec. 28, 1965 - Highest winter single day count
(22); Mingo CBC; Multiple observers; R & E.
R & E (1992): The first birds appear at the beginning of the last week in March in the south and about a week later in the north. Peak is usually at the end of April. Only a few individuals are still encountered at the end of the second week of May, and virtually all have left a few days later.
April 18, 1988 - Highest spring single day count
(42); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Skip Russell; R & E.
May 23, 1989
(3); Big Lake SP, Holt Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 56:92.
May 28, 1986 - Latest spring record
(1); Knob Noster SP, Johnson Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.