Please be aware that habitat type more than any other factor, will in most cases, dictate the species of bird that visit your property.

How to Attract Baltimore Oriole

One of AmericaÔÇÖs most beloved birds, the eye-catching Baltimore Oriole is commonly seen in open woodland habitat with tall deciduous trees. While breeding (late spring through summer) the Baltimore Oriole primarily eats insects and favors caterpillars ÔÇô include the pesty Eastern Tent Caterpillar. They often forage during this time of year high in deciduous trees - especially Maple and Oak. During migration (both fall and spring) the Baltimore Oriole consumes a lot of fruit/berries ÔÇô favoring ripe and dark colored options, such as: American Elderberry and Red Mulberry. During spring migration the Baltimore Oriole may visit fruit feeders, especially if they offer halved oranges and grape jelly. The Baltimore Oriole will occasionally extract nectar from flowers and nectar feeders, they may also consume mealworms and suet. When it comes to nesting Baltimore Oriole usually choose mature deciduous trees like Basswood, Elm, Maple, and Oak. Baltimore Oriole will use birdbaths.

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Baltimore Oriole Information

Baltimore Oriole Identification:

  • Medium-sized bird
  • Male: black head, bright orange underparts, black wings with white streaks
  • Female: bland ÔÇô gray head, yellow-orange underparts, gray wings with white streaks

Baltimore Oriole Habitat:

  • Open Woodland (with tall deciduous trees)
  • Backyards with many trees trees

Baltimore Oriole Eating Habits:

  • Spring: Insects, Buds, Nectar
  • Summer (Breeding): Insects (especially caterpillars)
  • Fall: Fruit/Berries (prefer ripe and dark-colored),

Baltimore Oriole Nesting:

  • Tall Deciduous Trees
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