Bird Tweet of the Week: Baltimore Oriole

In the 17th century, Lord Baltimore, the first Governor of the Province of Maryland, had a coat of arms that featured the orange and black colours we associate with the Baltimore Oriole. Coincidentally, this species’ breeding range is around the area of Baltimore, Maryland as well.

baltimore oriole

Baltimore Oriole. Photographed by Victor Loewen

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Catch up on past episode here on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday June 28, 2014.