R & E (1992): The first birds arrive at the beginning of the final week of Sept, but it does not become common until
the end of the first week of Oct. Peak is during the final two weeks of Oct. Numbers are greatly reduced in the north by the second
week of Nov.
Sept. 20, 1936 - Earliest fall record
(12); Mud Lake, Buchanan Co.; Walter Cunningham; R & E, BB 3: 89.
Sept. 21, 1982 - 2nd earliest fall record
(1); Bluffwoods CA, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 50:27.
Oct. 9, 1987 - Fall single day high count
(80+); Brickyard Hill CA, Atchison Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 55:13.
Oct. 13, 1974 - Ties fall single day high count
(80+); east of Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
R & E (1992): More common in the Mississippi Lowlands than in any other region in the sate. Numbers vary considerably,
especially in more northern areas, with the severity of the winter.
Dec. 28, 1962 - Highest single day count
(1756); Mingo CBC; No observers listed; R & E.
Dec. 30, 1964 - 2nd highest single day count
(897); Mingo CBC; No observers listed; R & E.
Dec. 28, 1965 - 3rd highest single day count
(811); Mingo CBC; No observers listed; R & E.
R & E (1992): The wintering population begins to be enhanced by migrants in the south in early March, but numbers do not significantly increase there until early April. Peak is in mid-April. Birds first appear at non-wintering sites in the north at the end of March. Peak in the north is in the final day of April and the first week of May. Few birds remain after mid-May.
April 23, 1990 - Spring single day high count
(500+); Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Jim Ziebol; R & E, BB 57:141.
April 28, 1963 2nd highest spring single day count
(100+); St. Joseph/Squaw Creek NWR; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
May 24, 1883 - Late spring record
(Number not known); St. Louis; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.
May 26, 1964 - Late spring record
(1); Springfield, Greene Co.; Nathan Fay; R & E, BB 31:15.
June 1, 1975 - 3rd summer record
(1); Eminence, Shannon Co.; David Easterla, Floyd Lawhon; R & E, AB 29:863.
June 6, 1962 - 2nd summer record
(2); Beverly Lake, Platte Co.; Jim Rising; R & E, BB 29:23.
June 10, 1944 (present several days) - 1st summer record
(1); near Liberty, Clay Co.; Nathan Fay; R & E, BB 11:48.
June 10, 2002 - 5th summer record
(1); Watkins Mill SP, Clay Co.; Kristi Mayo, Marti Gulick; 15th Annual MBRC Report, 2002-35.
June 22, 2006 - 6th summer record
(1); Miller Co.; Tom Nagel; 10th Annual MBRC Report, 1996-37.
July 10, 1982 - 4th summer record
(2); Springfield, Greene Co.; Gerald Dobbs; R & E, BB 49:21.
July 10, 2006 - 7th summer record
(1); Heard only; Lower Hamburg Bend CA, Atchison Co.; Tommie Rogers; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-52.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.