Baltimore Oriole

Icterus galbula


Conservation Status

  • Baltimore orioles are most often seen in the spring and late summer in the Cumberland River Basin. They love elms, cottonwoods, and willows and usually keep to the tops of trees. 
  • Females weave a beautifully constructed, hanging pouch for a nest, which is constructed from milkweed stems, grapevines and other tightly woven strips of plant and animal materials.  
  • Baltimore oriole populations have decreased by 42% in the last 50 years.
  • Their diet consists of insects (especially tent caterpillars), berries, and nectar. The bird will sometimes drink from hummingbird feeders and is also attracted to orange slices.