We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
17611 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: (714) 985-4928
Fax: (714) 985-4915
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One of North America’s most popular fruit-eating birds is the oriole. Of our nine species, the Baltimore is widespread in the east while the Bullock’s is most common here in the west.
Baltimore and Bullock’s Orioles were once considered the same species and called Northern Orioles. Though they do inter-breed in areas where their ranges overlap, genetic studies show them to be two distinct species.
Oriole nests are woven with thousands of stitches and the tying of thousands of knots, all done solely with its beak. Orioles take as many as 15 days to weave their nests and the results are engineering masterpieces – woven hanging-basket nests made of plant fiber, grasses, vine and tree bark. Nests are hung on small branches six to 45 feet in the air, keeping them safe from predators. Female orioles do most of the nest building and are the only one to incubate and brood, while both parents feed the young which fledge about 30 days from egg laying.
You can help to supply them with additional nesting materials by providing natural fiber yarn, twine or string pieces in lengths of less than six inches. Encourage them to visit frequently by providing nectar, oranges and grape jelly for them to eat.