R & E: The first arrivals appear in early April. Peak I s at the very end of April or early May.
A few are occasionally seen until the end of May.
March 21, 1982 - Earliest spring record
(1); Creve Coeur Lake, St. Louis Co.; Carmen Patterson; R & E, NN 54:47.
April 27, 1964 - 2nd highest single day count
(300); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; David Easterla; R & E, BB 41:4.
May 9, 1967
(Female); Specimen (NWMSU, LCW 501); near Bigelow, Holt Co.; R & E.
May 9, 1979 - Highest single day count
(375); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Tim Barksdale; R & E, BB 46:8.
June 1, 1990
(5); Bigelow Marsh, Holt Co.; David Easterla; R & E.
June 2, 2000
(3); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; David Easterla; 13th Annual MBRC Report, 2000-65.
June 16, 1968
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
July 31, 1988 - Summer single day high count
(50); Thomas Hill Reservoir; Robert Brundage; R & E, BB 56:13.
Note: Only 2 June records at time of R & E (both listed above).
R & E: There are a number of sightings for late July.
R & E: In fall migration relatively small numbers, compared to the spring numbers, are seen throughout August and most of Sept.
By the end of Sept. it is rare.
Aug. 31, 1963 - Single day high count
(15); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon, Harold Burgess; R & E.
Oct. 20-28, 1989 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Lake Contrary, Buchanan Co.; David Easterla, Mark Robbins, Leo Galloway et al; R & E, BB 57:49.
Oct. 24, 1971 - 3rd latest fall record
(1); Big Lake SP, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
Nov. 8, 2004 - Latest fall record
(1); Photographed; RMBS, St. Charles Co.; Joshua Uffman; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2007-87.