R & E: In most years birds begin to appear in early May and peak during the third week of May. However, there are years when birds are not seen until the end of May.
April 16, 2013 - Earliest spring record
(1); photographed; near Warbler Woods CA, Dunklin Co.; Timothy Jones (documentation with photographs). 26th Annual MBRC Report, 2013-33.
April 26, 1981 - 2nd earliest spring record
(1); Jefferson City, Cole Co.; Jim Wilson; R & E, BB 48:19.
R & E: Widespread and common across all natural divisions of the state. Most common during the breeding season in riparian areas; however, it does breed in upland areas. Although it is common, numbers vary considerably from year to year.
R & E: Commonly seen through the third week in September, but numbers rapidly drop off thereafter. Rare but regularly encountered through mid-October. It is casual during the last two weeks of October and the first week in November.
Nov. 1, 1966 - Late
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 1103); 10 miles west of Maryville, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla; R & E.
Nov. 2, 1969 - Late
(2); one at Maryville and the other about 10 miles north of Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.
Nov. 9, 1987 - Late
(1, injured); Kansas City, Jackson Co.; Henry Harford; R & E, BB 15:3.
Dec. 15, 1987 - 1st December record
(1); 4.5 miles west of Parnell, Nodaway Co.; G. Shurvington; 1st Annual MBRC Report, 1988-2, and R & E, BB 55:62.
Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.