R & E: There are more records in fall (ca. 20) than in spring, with at least five observations from the eastern half of the state. All records are from early October to early December, but the majority of the sightings
are between October 21 and November 20.
Oct. 2, 1977 - Earliest fall record
(1); Maryville Sewage Lagoon, Nodaway Co.; Tim Barksdale; R & E, BB 45:23.
Oct. 21 - Nov. 7, 1967 - Highest single day count and an eastern MO record
(6); Forest Lake, Kirksville, Adair Co.; R. Luker; R & E.
Oct. 21, 1976
(Male); Specimen (DAE, NWMSU, DT 87); Nodaway Co. Lake, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla, R & E.
Oct. 22-24, 2005 - Eastern MO record
(1); Winfield Lock and Dam, Lincoln Co.; Eric Schuette, David Rogles; 19th Annual MBRC Report 2006-10.
Oct. 23, 2005 - Eastern MO record
(1); Thomas Hill Reservoir, Macon Co.; Joe Eades; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2005-67
Oct. 23, 2005 - Eastern MO record
(1); RMBS, St. Charles Co.; Joe Eades; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2005-66.
Nov. 2-4, 2003 Eastern MO record
(1); Lake Wapappello, Wayne Co.; Doug Willis, Steve Dilks, Bob Lewis; 16th Annual MBRC Report, 2002-62.
Nov. 8-12, 2002 - Eastern MO record
(1); RMBS, St. Charles Co.; Jim and Charlene Malone, Lou Haynes, Daniel and Michael Friedel et al; 16th Annual MBRC Report, 2003-20.
Nov. 8, 2003 - Eastern MO record
(1); Thomas Hill Reservoir, Randolph Co.; Joshua Uffman, Joe Eades, Kristi Mayo; 17th Annual MBRC Report, 2004-25; A Clark's Grebe was reported present before and after, however this documentation made it clear the bird was a Western Grebe.
Dec. 10, 1971 - Late
(1); Browning Lake, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 39:10.
Dec. 10, 1988 - Late and an eastern MO record
(3); Harbor Point, St. Charles Co.; George and Terry Barker; R & E, BB 56:52.
Dec. 11, 1994 - Jan. 22, 1995 - 3rd winter record
(1); Lake Jacomo; Jackson Co.; Robert Fisher et al; 9th Annual MBRC Report; 1994-45.
Dec. 12-18, 2014 - 11th winter record
(1); RMBS; St. Charles Co.; Allen Smith (documentation with photographs), m. ob. (including other photos); 28th Annual MBRC Report; 2015-9.
Dec. 21, 1993 - 2nd winter record and an eastern MO record
(1); Winfield Lock and Dam, Lincoln Co.; Jack Van Benthuysen et al; 7th Annual MBRC Report, 1993-57.
First observed on Dec. 18 on the IL side.
Dec. 27, 1997 - 4th winter record
(Adult); Table Rock Lake Dam, Taney Co.; Bo Brown and Jane Fitzgerald; 11th Annual MBRC Report, 1998-16.
Jan. 1-3, 1988 - 1st winter record
(1); Trimble CBC; Smithville Lake, Clay Co.; R. Fisher et al; 1st Annual MBRC Report, 1988-9, and R & E.
Jan. 26, 2013
(1); Table Rock State Park, Taney Co. Josh Uffman (found and documented with photographs), Allen Smith (photographs), Matt Malin, Jim & Charlene Malone, Mark Paradise. 26th Annual MBRC Report, 2013-11.
Feb. 16-17, 2013
(1); RMBS; Jim Malone and Josh Uffman (documentation with photographs), m.ob. 26th Annual MBRC Annual Report, 2013-12.
R & E: All records (12+) but two are from the western half of the state, and all but one are from late April through May.
March 30, 1977
(1); Schell-Osage CA, Vernon Co.; G. Seek; R & E, BB 44:24.
April 14-16, 1990 - Highest spring single day count and an eastern MO record
(4); Thomas Hill Reservoir, Randolph Co.; Bill Goodge, I. Adams; 3rd Annual MBRC Report, 1990-20, and R & E, BB 57:135.
April 30 - May 3, 2004 - Eastern MO record
(1); Creve Coeur Lake, St. Louis Co.; Joe Eades, Jim and Charlene Malone; 18th Annual MBRC Report, 2004-67.
June 1974 (most of) - 3rd summer record
(1); Pony Express Lake, DeKalb Co.; R. Lainey et al; R & E, BB 44:24.
June 11, 1967 - 2nd summer record
(1); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Harold Burgess, Floyd Lawhon, John Hamilton ; R & E, BB 6:61.
June 18-20, 2007 - 4th summer record
(1); Lee's Summit, Jackson Co.; Bob Fisher, Linda Casebolt; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2007-55 .
June 26, 1939 - 1st summer record and an eastern MO record
(1); Alton Dam (now RMBS), St. Charles Co.; L. Ernst, Wayne Short; R & E, BB 6:61.
Note: Any significant transient records from western MO since R & E will be added at a later time. In addition, any significant observations in the east, where this species status changed in 2005 from being a casual transient in the east to a rare transient, will be added at a later time.