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.
Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website
This episode aired on Saturday June 28, 2014.