R & E (1992): The first arrivals appear at the southern border during the third week of April, but this tanager is usually
not seen in the north until the final days of April or the beginning of May. Peak is in mid-May.
April 14, 1981 - Earliest spring record
(1); Farmington, St. Francois Co.; Bill Reeves; R & E.
April 17, 1971 - Earliest spring record (north)
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
May 22, 1967
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, LCW 560); Gravois Mills, Morgan Co.; R & E.
R & E (1992): Most common summer residents in the Ozarks and Ozark Border, and not surprisingly it is least abundant in the more open regions of the state. It is not uncommon in appropriate habitat even in the northernmost counties of the state.
R & E (1992): In fall they are most common during the first three weeks of Sept., with fewer birds (1-2/day) seen through the first week of Oct. Accidental after mid-Oct.
Oct. 30, 1987 - Late
(Male); Cuivre River SP, Lincoln Co.; Eugenia Larson; R & E, BB 55:13.
Nov. 4, 1979 - Late
(1); near Roby, Texas Co.; D. Jones; R & E, BB 47:26.
Dec. 5-6, 2002 - 4th latest fall record
(Apparent adult female); St. Louis University, St. Louis City; Nick Barber; 16th Annual MBRC Report, 2002-64.
Dec. 5-9, 2009 - 3rd latest fall record
(Female); Photographed; Independence, Jackson Co.; Found and photographed by Linda Byrd at her home; 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-92.
Dec. 12, 2003 - 2nd latest fall record
(Female); Photographed; near Republic, Greene Co.; Dorothy Thurman; 17th Annual MBRC Report, 2003-64.
Dec. 14-17, 2008 - Latest fall record and 2nd winter record
(Female); Photographed; Chesterfield, St. Louis Co.; Philip Ross (documentation with photographs); 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-12.
Dec. 25, 2009 - Jan. 1, 2010 - 3rd winter record
(Female); Photographed; Town & Country, St. Louis Co.; Chandler Kennedy (documentation with photographs), Susan Kennedy; 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2010-14.
Jan. 3-10, 1987 - 1st winter record
(1); Photographed (VIREO x05/4/003); Springfield, Greene Co.; C. Johnson; R & E, BB 54:14-15.