R & E (1992): The first individuals appear during the last week of April. Peak is during the first week of May
in the south and at the end of the second week in the north. Migrants are readily seen into June.

April 14, 1983 - Earliest spring record
(1); Forest Park, St. Louis City; m. ob.; R & E, NN 55:50.

April 24, 1970
(1); Specimen (SEMO 317); Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co.; No observer listed; R & E.

May 6, 1967 - High count
(45+); Barry Co.; Jim Haw, Pat Mahnkey; R & E, BB 57[3]:139.

May 14, 1967 - Highest single day count
(50); St. Joseph/ Squaw Creek NWR; Buchanan/ Holt Co's.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.



R & E (1992): Spring migrants are readily seen into June.

June 9, 1945 - Latest spring record
(1); Hannibal, Marion Co.; Walter Cunningham; R & E, AM 47:38.



R & E (1992): Peak is at the end of the third or at the beginning of the fourth week of Sept. Smaller numbers are seen
during the first two weeks of Oct., with an occasional bird encountered until the end of Oct.

Sept. 3, 2007 - Earliest fall record
(1); Columbia Bottom CA, St. Louis Co.; Mike Thelen; 21st Annual MBRC Report 2007-77.

Sept. 5, 1965 - 2nd earliest fall record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

Sept. 19, 1966 - High count
(53); Tower kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; R & E, Elder and Hansen 1967.

Sept. 22, 1965 - High count
(53); Tower kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; R & E, Elder and Hansen 1967.

Oct. 27, 1975 - Latest fall record
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; James F. Comfort; R & E, BB 44[1]:22.



Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.


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