March 25-26, 1967 - Earliest spring record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; John Hamilton, Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 34[2]:7.

April 19, 1968
(2); Specimen (male) (NWMSU, DAE 1570); near Bigelow, Holt Co.; David Easterla; R & E, Easterla 1969b.

April 22-23, 2000 - 3rd record outside northwest corner of state
(Adult); Photographed; Little Creve Coeur Lake, St. Louis Co.; Mike Thelan, Jim Malone, Paul and Barbara Johnson et al; 13th Annual MBRC Report, 2000-47; 1st for the St. Louis area and 1st for eastern corridor of counties in Mo.

Photographs compliments of Paul Bauer


April 27, 1981 - 1st record outside northwest corner of state
(1); Thomas Hill Reservoir, Macon Co.; Tim Barksdale, Ike Adams; R & E.

April 30, 2015 - 6th outside northwest corner of state
(1); Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co.; Andrew Kinslow, Allen Smith, Karen Wosilait, Chase Darr (documentation with photographs), Edge Wade (documentation), Josh Russell (photographs).28th Annual MBRC Report, 2015-53.

May 6, 1962 - 1st state record
(1 - 2); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Harold Burgess, Floyd Lawhon, BB, Simon Rositsky; R & E, BB 29[2]:17.

May 21, 1981
(1); Big Lake SP, Holt Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 48[3]:18.

May 21, 1985 - 2nd record outside northwest corner of state
(2); Schell-Osage CA, Vernon Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 36[3]:20.

May 24, 2008 - 5th record outside northwest corner of state and latest spring record
(Apparent adult male); Photographed; RMBS, St. Charles Co.; Connie Alwood, Joe Eades, Joshua Uffman; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-68.

Photographed here by
Joshua Uffman


R & E: Since the 1st state record their have been ~20 additional records, with all but two concentrated in the northwestern corner between late March and the 3rd week of May. There are at least 3 observations of two birds.



June 25-26, 2007 - 4th record outside northwest corner of state
(Adult); Photographed; Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co.; Anne Downing, Kathleen Anderson, Sandy Elbert, Bill Goodge, Paul McKenzie, Edge Wade; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2007-54.

July 7-14, 1968
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon, Harold Burgess; R & E, BB 36[3]:20.



Aug. 11, 1963 - Latest summer record
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; John Hamilton; R & E, BB 30[3]:20.



Note: Data does not include any significant observations from the northwest since R & E. Any significant observations for the northwest since R & E will be added at a later time.



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