Oriole Feeders | Attract Orioles to your Backyard with Suet, Saucer, Tube Feeders
Orioles are seen throughout most regions of the United States during their migration and breeding season.
Oriole feeders come in a variety of choices: saucer (mostly nectar), combination (fruit & jelly or fruit, nectar and jelly), fruit only, tube (nectar only), and suet. Saucer oriole feeders are basin feeders covered with a lid, usually containing several feed ports. With a saucer feeder, the lid lifts off or has a slide opening so the feeder can be filled and cleaned. Combination feeders offer some combination jelly cups, a skewer to hold orange halves, and, perhaps, a basin to hold oriole nectar. The jelly cups can also be used to hold mealworms, which the orioles enjoy, especially later in the summer months. There is some research that suggests orioles are more attracted to nectar and oranges immediately upon their arrival from their long migration then switch to an insect diet later on. Orioles will come to suet bird feeders; try offering oranges and other fruits. If you use oranges, a stainless steel suet feeder will last much longer; oranges have citric acid that will shorten the life of ordinary metal suet feeders. Other types of fruit feeders will work, too, such as Ancient Graffiti's attractive fruit-spear feeders.