R & E (1992): The first arrive during the final week of April in the south and about a week later in the north.
Peak is at the end of the first week of May in the south and during mid-May in the north.

April 18, 1903 - Earliest spring record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.

May 12, 1879
(male); Specimen (MCZ 45498); Charleston, Mississippi Co.; R & E.

May 15, 1975 - Highest single day count (12); Honey Creek CA, Andrew Co.; David Easterla, Mark Robbins; R & E.



R & E (1992): Common summer resident in Ozarks, Ozark Border, and Mississippi Lowlands; uncommon elsewhere.



R & E (1992): Most breeders and migrants have left the state by late August. There are a few Sept. records.

Sept. 20, 1964 - Late
(1); Amazonia, Andrew Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

Sept. 25, year (?) - Late
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; No observer listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.

Oct. 7, 1997 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Springfield, Greene Co.; Jeff Cantrell; 11th Annual MBRC Report, 1998-02. Bird struck a window and was revived and released.

Oct. 12, 1999 - Latest fall record
(1); Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co.; Edge Wade, Bonnie Heidy; 14th Annual MBRC Report, 2000-87.



Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.


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