Attracting Orioles to Your Yard

oriole-feeder-marylandOrioles are attracted in the summer with sugar-water nectar at hummingbird feeders and oriole feeders, but they do need perches in order to use these feeders. Many other foods will also lure the oriole, such as: suet, suet mixtures, peanut butter mixtures, doughnuts, pie crust, white bread soaked in milk, halved apples and oranges, cooked raisins, grapes, pieces of banana and grape or strawberry jelly.

In fall orioles migrate to their winter habitats in the American tropics and return north again in our spring.

Orioles will use many kinds of feeders but they like a table feeder the best because it can offer them a variety of foods at one time.

One never knows which foods will appeal to the oriole. Some orioles like one thing, some another; and they can suddenly change to a new food and reject foods that they had been coming to. Our suggestion is to keep experimenting with the different foods listed above to attract this beautiful bird.

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