A Baltimore Oriole Family and their Nest

Here’s a coloring page focused specifically on Baltimore Orioles and their amazing hanging nests, woven from the fibers of plants such as milkweed. These spectacularly beautiful birds are melodious songsters. They’re also the allies of apple and pear trees, among others. It’s one of spring’s joys to hear – and then see – a bright orange and black male Baltimore Oriole gleaning the blossoming fruit trees for nectar, pollen, and /or insect troublemakers. Typically, these birds escape our harsh winters by returning to warmer regions such as Central America, the Caribbean islands, or northern Columbia and northwestern Venezuela. We encourage you to learn more about their complex lives and extraordinary building skills!

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