& E: The initial migrants arrive by mid-April in the south,
but not until the last week of April in the north. It is common
statewide after the first week of May.
March 17, 1982 - Earliest spring record
(1); St. Louis. Carmen Patterson; R & E, BB 49:21.
April 3, ??
(1); Dunklin Co. R & E; Widmann 1907.
April 26, 1971
(Female); Specimen (SEMO 328); Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co. R
R & E: During the breeding season it is found throughout
the state anywhere there are relatively large tracts of moist woodlands
it is most common in the Ozarks where it is three times as prevalent
than in any other region.
R & E: Most leave the state during September, becoming
less common towards the latter half of the month. Small numbers are
seen until mid-October, but thereafter it is only accidentally
Sept. 20, 1963 - Tower Kill
(5); Columbia, Boone Co. Wally George; R & E, George 1963.
Oct. 4, 1962 - Tower Kill
(4); Specimen (SEMO 205); Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co. R & E,
Oct. 29, 1963 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co. Floyd Lawhon; R & E.
Nov. 11, 2010 - Latest fall record
(1); Wildcat Glades Nature Center, Joplin, Jasper Co. Jeff Cantrell;
24th Annual MBRC Report, 2010-87.
Note: Any significant observations since R
& E will be added at a later time.