R & E: The first arrivals are seen in early April in the south and by mid-April in the north. Peak is in early May.
March 7, 1984 - Earliest spring record
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 51:11.
March 8, 1972 - 2nd earliest spring record
(1); East Prairie, Mississippi Co.; M. Southard; R & E, BB 39:11.
March 17, 2005 - 3rd earliest spring record
(1); Clarence Cannon NWR, Pike Co.; Donald Hays, Jim Jackson; BB 72:14.
May 9, 1965 - Highest single day count
(30); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
May 10, 1919
(Male); Specimen (CMC 155); Lexington, Lafayette Co.; No observer listed; R & E.
R & E: An uncommon summer resident (more local in the Ozarks) statewide.
R & E: Migrants being augmenting the breeding population in Aug. Few are seen after late Sept.
Oct. 26-29, 1985 - Late
(1); Maryville Sewage Lagoons, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla; R & E.
Nov. 5, 1977 - Late
(1); Little Dixie Lake CA, Callaway Co.; Bill Goodge; R & E.
Nov. 25, 2007 - Latest fall record
(1); Photographed; Winfield Lock and Dam, Lincoln Co.; Joshua Uffman; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-13.
Dec. 18, 2004 - Feb. 26, 2005 - 2nd winter record
(1); Photographed; Winfield Lock and Dam, Lincoln Co.; Scott Schuette, Joshua Uffman; 18th Annual MBRC Report, 2004-80.
Photographed here by
Joshua Uffman, 30 Jan. 2005.
Jan. 5, 2002 - 1st winter record
(1); Smithville Lake, Clay Co.; Jo Ann Eldridge, John Harter, Jim Zellmer; 15th Annual MBRC Report, 2002-1.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.