Hooded Oriole, Icterus
Nesting habitats used by the Hooded
The hooded Oriole
prefers to nest in tall trees. Most of the trees they nest in are
riparian species for example Cottonwoods,
Migration of the Hooded oriole
The hooded Oriole spends the winter
months along the coasts of Mexico and in Baja California.
How to Attract the Hooded Oriole to
The Hooded Oriole came to our garden at
the Santa Margarita nursery for the cover, birdbath, and the insects
and berries. Our nursery is something of an oasis in the chaparral. We
have huge willows and cottonwoods as well as sycamores. This makes a
haven for birds. To get them in your garden try a bird bath and a few
large riparian trees. Cottonwoods
are good in a home garden as they are deciduous and allow lots of
sunlight in the winter and dense shade in the summer, lowering your
home heating and cooling costs. Also, the leaves are not itchy like California
Sycamores. Cottonwoods are also very drought tolerant as
long as they have water in the winter.
of the Hooded Oriole
The Hooded Oriole eats mainly insects
except in summer when they will also feed on fruits and flower nectar.
Habitat used by the Hooded
The Hooded oriole likes dense foliage
especially riparian habitats with Willows,California
They seem to especially like fan palms.
Range of the Hooded Oriole
The Hooded Oriole is a summer visitor
to California in the southern desert areas and the Central valley.