R & E: In the south a few appear by the end of April, but in the north it is often not seen until the end of
the first week of May. Peak is usually between 10-18 May, with a few late birds encountered at the end of the month.
April 17, 1990 - Earliest spring record
(Male); Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; J. Ziebol, P. Ziebol, B. Wetteroth; 3rd Annual MBRC Report, 1990-26, and R & E, BB 57:140.
Possibly from one of the western North American races.
April 20, 1979 - 2nd earliest spring record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; M. Scudder; R & E, NN 51:45.
May 15, 1984
(9); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E.
May 17, 1976 - Highest spring single day count
(10); Maryville area, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
R & E: Late migrants are casually seen during the first week of June.
June 18, 1979 - Latest spring record
(1); Jackson Co.; Kelly Hobbs; R & E, BB 46:9.
R & E: Birds begin to reappear during the final 10 days of August, becoming relatively common at the end of the month through
the first half of September. From mid-September through early October, only 1-2 birds/day are encountered.
Aug. 22, 1981 - Earliest fall record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
Aug. 31, 1967
(10); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
Sept. 3, 1977 - Single day high count
(15-20); Maryville/ Squaw Creek NWR, Nodaway/ Holt Co's.; Mark Robbins, Tim Barksdale; R & E.
Oct. 9, 1967
(1); Specimen (SEMO 264); Cape Giraredeau, Cape Girardeau Co.; R & E.
Oct. 20, 1985 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Richard Anderson; R & E, NN 57:85.
Nov. 17, 1970 - Latest fall record
(1); near Bourbon, Crawford Co.; D. Reger, S. Phillips; R & E, NN 43:7.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.