How to Make a Baltimore Oriole Feeder

Do you live in the Baltimore Oriole's range and see them regularly during Summer or Spring migration? You could make this easy homemade oriole feeder to attract these beautiful Baltimore Orioles to your backyard.


  1. 1
    Cut the bottom of a wire coat hanger in half.
  2. 2
    Twist the top part of the hanger under the hook together, down to where the wire bends.
  3. 3
    Twist the two pieces sticking out into a circle or spiral shape so you can thread the orange halves on them.
  4. 4
    Thread one half of an orange on each side with the fruit-side up.
  5. 5
    Make sure the wire is threaded all the way around the top part of the orange half close to the peel, but in far enough to support its weight.
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    Hang the feeder up during early spring in a place where Orioles have been known to visit.


  • Food left out for birds may attract unwanted animals such as squirrels, chipmunks, and raccoons. Choose the location of your oriole feeder carefully where rodents don't have easy access to it.

Things You'll Need

  • Wire coat hanger
  • Pliers with wire cutter
  • One orange cut in half

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Categories: Feeding Birds