About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Migration Map: Where are the orioles

When do the orioles arrive?

Most orioles winter in American tropics and Southern Mexico southward. By March and April some orioles begin moving north. On average, they probably travel about 150 miles each night in flocks, flying at about 20 miles per hour. If the weather is favorable, it will take an oriole about 2-3 weeks to complete his migration north to reach my mid-Michigan window again by May. I'll have my feeder on the window at the East Lansing Wild Birds Unlimited store up by the end of April waiting for him arrive.

The best way to attract orioles to your yard is by landscaping with fruiting trees and with feeders that offer a variety of food—suet, seed cylinders, mealworms, BirdBerry™ Jelly, nectar (sugar water) or fruit (oranges, grapes, apples).
Map taken from https://maps.JourneyNorth.org
You can keep track of their migration on the https://maps.journeynorth.org/map/
or you can go to http://ebird.org/ to explore data using range and point maps.

Related Articles:
Can birds predict the weather? http://bit.ly/w3bhs8
Facts on the Baltimore Oriole http://bit.ly/GzSTbi
Where do orioles winter? http://bit.ly/GAeWv5
Close-up of Baltimore Oriole http://bit.ly/GAf6T7
Favorite Oriole feeders http://t.co/OjG4Lz4

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