R & E: Typically arrives by early April in the south and about a week later in the north. Peak is usually in late April and early May. Few are encountered after mid-May, and there is only a single record (at time of R & E) for the last week of May.
March 22, 2009 - 2nd earliest spring record
(1); Coon Island CA, Butler Co.; Chris Barrigar; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-70.
March 24-31, 2012 - 3rd earliest spring record
(1); Columbia Bottom CA, St. Louis Co.; Joshua Uffman, William Rowe; BB 79:105
March 29, 1969
(1); Blodgett, Scott Co.; Jim Haw; R & E.
April 15, 1987 - Highest spring single day count and 2nd highest single day count
(17+); Ted Shanks CA, Pike Co.; Keith McMullen; R & E, BB 54:13.
May 23, ?? - Late
(2 sightings for this date, year not listed); No locations given; No observers listed; R & E.
May 27, 1989 - Late
(1); Big Lake SP, Holt Co.; Mark Robbins, David Easterla; R & E, BB 56:90. Only record the last week of May at time of R & E.
May 30, 2011 - Late
(1); Photographed; Hornersville Swamp CA, Dunklin Co.; Chris Barrigar (documentation with photographs); 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-54.
June 8, 2008 - Earliest June record
(1); Columbia Bottom CA, St. Louis Co.; Bill Rowe; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-60.
June 19, 1999 - 1st record for mid-June
(1); Pershing SP, Linn Co.; David Easterla; 12th Annual MBRC Report, 1999-64.
June 29, 1974 - Earliest fall arrival?
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon, R & E.
July 28, 1932 - Highest summer single day count
(10+); Fayette, Howard Co.; T. Baskett; R & E, BL 34:342.
R & E (1992): Normally the first individuals are seen by early July. Peak may occur as early as late July.
R & E (1992): Peak may occur at the very end of July, but not normally it is in early Aug. After early Sept., only single birds are usually encountered. It is accidental in Oct.
Aug. 8, 1987 - Highest single day count
(28+); Ted Shanks CA, Pike Co.; Keith McMullen; R & E, BB 55:11.
Aug. 9, 1973 - 2nd highest fall single day count
(11); Mississippi Co.; Jim Haw; R & E.
Oct. 12-13, 1966 - 3rd latest fall record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
Oct. 25, 1970 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Columbia, Boone Co.; Bill Goodge; R & E.
Nov. 6, 2010 - Latest fall record
(1); Confluence Point SP, St. Charles Co.; Grant Connette (documentation), David Becher, other members of WGNSS field trip. 24th Annual MBRC Report, 2010-86.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.