R & E: In the south birds appear as early as the beginning of the second week of April, and in the north hey arrive during the third week. Peak is in late April in the south and early May in the north.
March 26, 2007 - Earliest spring record
(1); Shaw Nature Reserve, Franklin Co.; Margy Terpstra; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2007-52.
April 6, 1983 - 2nd earliest spring record
(Number not provided); Mississippi Lowlands; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.
April 8, 1977 - 3rd earliest spring record
(1); Mississippi Co.; Jim Haw; R & E.
May 6, 1962 - Highest single day count
(40); St. Joseph and Squaw Creek NWR, Buchanan and Holt Cos.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
R & E: Common summer resident, very common in cottonwoods that line the major rivers in the state, especially the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. It is the most common vireo across the Glaciated Plains and in the Mississippi Lowlands.
R & E: Most have left the state by mid-Sept., with a few individuals regularly seen into the beginning of the fourth week of Sept.
Sept. 10-11, 1964
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 702); Jackson Co.; R & E.
Sept. 27, 1891 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); St. Louis; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.
Oct. 1, 1990 - Latest fall record
(1); Brickyard Hill CA, Atchison Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
Jan. 20, 1936 - 1st winter record
(1); Kansas City, Jackson Co.; A. Shirling; R & E, BB 3:12. Bird was attending a suet feeder and eventually was found dead.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.