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Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Mid-sized migratory bird loved for its intense orange colour. Feeds mostly on insects. Breeds during the warmer season in Montreal area and passes winter in Central America and Northern South-America.



Common Names

EnglishBaltimore Oriole
FrenchOriole de Baltimore
SpanishOropéndola de Baltimore


SpeciesIcterus galbula

How to Identify

To identify this species I rely on the colour and size. It is the only mid-sized intense orange bird around Montreal.

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) - Parc Angrignon - 2016-05-14
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) - Parc Angrignon - 2016-05-14

Where and When to Spot

Spring, summer and autumn in almost every park around Montreal. Density of this species is low and you may not see it on every visit to the park. Show up usually as couple in the higher branches of trees.

Jardin Botanique de Montréal x - - -
Parc Angrignon - x - -
Parc de la Frayère x - - -
Parc Île-de-la-Visitation x - - -

Where and when a species has been observed, identified, and recorded.


Last updated on 2023-12-15. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.