R & E (1992):
Primarily recorded from the western half of the state.
April 9, 1967 - Earliest spring record
(4); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Harold Burgess; R & E, BB 35:5.
April 20-25, 1978
(1); St. Charles Co.; Jack Van Benthuysen et al; R & E.
April 23-30, 1993
(1 in nuptial plumage); RMBS, St. Charles Co.; Jack Van Benthuysen et al; 7th Annual MBRC Report, 1993-16.
April 26, 1975
(16); Specimen, female, (NWMSU, DLD 163); Bigelow Marsh, Holt Co.; David Easterla, Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 43:18.
April 28, 1990 - Highest single day count
(35); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Ron Bell; R & E, BB 57:135.
May 6-8, 1978
(4); St. Charles Co.; Phoebe Snetsinger et al; R & E, BB 45:15.
May 11, 1984
(1); St. Charles Co.; Dave Becher; R & E, BB 51:8.
In addition to the records listed; R& E mentions there are a couple of additional records for eastern Missouri with no further information.
June 2, 1994 - One of few records for this region of the state
(1 in nuptial plumage); Old Kissee Mills - Beaver Creek, Taney Co.; Pat Mahnkey and Robert Owen; 8th Annual MBRC Report, 1994-41.
June 2, 2000
(4 adults); Color prints; Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; David Easterla; 13th Annual MBRC Report, 2000-64.
June 18-24, 1967
(2); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Harold Burgess; R & E, BB 34:14.
July 3, 1990
(Adult); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; David Easterla et al; R & E.
R & E (1992):
There are additional summer observations from western Missouri that probably pertain to this species.
Aug. 30, 1981
(1); St. Charles Co.; M. Scudder, C. Roberts; R & E, BB 49:13.
Sept. 18 - Oct. 2, 1977 - 3rd latest fall record of an identified Plegadis sp.
(3); Specimen (MDC B0082); Schell-Osage CA, Vernon/ Bates Co's.; Jim Rathert, H. Gregory; R & E, BB 45:24.
Oct. 6, 2012 - 2nd latest fall record of an identified Plegadis sp.
(1 or 2); Photographed; Winfield Lock and Dam, Lincoln Co.; Chrissy McClarren (documentation), Andrew Reago (video);
25th Annual MBRC Report, 2012-50. Of the two birds observed, one showed the pinkish facial skin and dark red eye diagnostic
of White-faced Ibis; the other bird seemed to show neither these characters nor the thin facial outline of a Glossy Ibis, indicating
that it had not matured sufficiently to be identifiable.
Oct. 19-30, 2014 - Latest fall record of an identified Plegadis sp.
(7 or more birds); Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co.; Karen Wosilait, Andrew Kinslow, Steven Pearson (documentation with photographs),
Jack Foreman (documentation). This group contained 11 birds, at least 19-23 October; out of these, Kinslow determined that seven were
identifiable as White-faced by their red eyes and/or a reddish tint to the facial skin, features that were visible in some of the photographs.
By 30 October, the group was apparently down to 6 birds (Pearson). In general, dark ibises in fall are almost certainly White-faced, as
there is no documented record of a Glossy after August; 27th Annual MBRC Report, 2014-59.
R & E (1992):
There are a number of fall observations that are probably referable to this species. Most of these are from
mid-Sept. to mid-Oct. Fall records from R & E listed above are those considered definite.
Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.
Additional Plegadis sp. (Dark Ibis) Records