R & E (1992): Normally the first arrivals appear at the end of the third week of April in the south and about a week later in the north.
In most springs, usually during the second week of May, it is the most conspicuous of the migrant warblers.
April 6, 2010 - Earliest spring record
(Male); near Rogersville, Webster Co.; Andrew Kinslow; 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2010-45.
April 9, 1967 - 2nd earliest spring record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; John Hamilton; R & E.
April 9, 1989 - Ties 2nd earliest spring record
(1); Kennett, Dunklin Co.; H. Schanda; R & E.
May 7, 1982 - 2nd highest single day count
(43); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E.
May 18, 1969 - Highest single day count
(50); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
R & E (1992): A few stragglers are seen through the final week of May.
June 20, 1956
(1 singing); south of Gravois Mills, Morgan Co.; David Easterla; R & E, BB 23:4.
June 28, 1980 - Considered latest spring record in R & E
(1 singing); Providence, Boone Co.; Bill Goodge; R & E, BB 47:13.
R & E (1992): The first arrivals appear at the beginning of Sept. and peak during the third week of Sept.
Birds are Regularly encountered through the first week of Oct.
Aug. 9 or 10, 1985 - Earliest fall record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; M. Wiese; R & E, NN 57:67.
Sept. 19-20, 1966 - High count
(92); Tower kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; No observers listed; R & E, Elder and Hansen 1967.
Sept. 20-21, 1963 - High count
(66); Tower kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; No observers listed; R & E, George 1963.
Oct. 16, 1962
(Female); Specimen (SEMO 144); Cape Girardeau; Cape Girardeau Co.; No observers listed; R & E.
Nov. 11, 1983
(1); Fayette, Howard Co.; C. Royall; R & E, BB 51:46.
Nov. 24, 1985
(1); St. Louis; St. Louis Co.; Richard Anderson; R & E, NN 57:90.
Nov. 29 - Dec. 4, 1988 - Latest fall record
(1); Photographed; St. Louis Co.; L. Hepler and R. Goetz; 2nd Annual MBRC Report, 1989-6, and R & E, BB 56:15.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.