Baltimore Oriole – 5/13/23

Observer: Josh Simons

Observation Date: 5/13/23

Observation Time: 4:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Parkway

Common Name: Baltimore Oriole

Scientific Name: Icterus galbula

Comments: Baltimore Orioles seek out ripe fruit. Cut oranges in half and hang them from trees to invite orioles into your yard. Special oriole feeders filled with sugar water supplement the flower nectar that Baltimore Orioles gather. You can even put out small amounts of jelly to attract these nectar-eaters (just don’t put out so much that it risks soiling their feathers). Planting bright fruits and nectar-bearing flowers, such as raspberries, crab apples, and trumpet vines, can attract Baltimore Orioles year after year. Find out more about what this bird likes to eat and what feeder is best by using the Project FeederWatch Common Feeder Birds bird list.

More Information: All About Birds