Orioles are a sure sign that summer is on the way. These beautiful and unique birds are amazing to watch as they visit your backyard looking for food. But, what separates them from other feeder birds is their diet. Instead of seeds, orioles enjoy fresh fruit, jam, mealworms, and nectar.
And that means you need to find oriole specific bird feeders to cater to their dietary needs. Fortunately, there are many choices on the market, so you can find one that fits your budget and style concerns.
To help you on your journey, we have researched some of the best options for oriole feeders.
Oriole Birds Choice Flower Feeder
This simple yet stylish design can make for a perfect addition to any yard. It can stand alone as a lawn piece even without the orioles perched upon the feeder.
While it may not be the biggest feeder, several birds have ample room to enjoy a snack without too much crowding. It is best used in smaller yards to limit the congestion on the perches. It does come with a slightly higher price tag than other feeders. But, it does provide a higher build quality and can last longer.
Overall this feeder:
- Has a stylish look that can stand alone in a yard
- Is made specifically for orioles
- Plenty of options when it comes to which type of food you decide to put out.
To find the Oriole Birds Choice Flower Feeder, follow this link (on Amazon).
If you are looking for a more sustainable option for your feeder, the PolyRecycled Oriole Feeder (see on Amazon) is a great choice. The feeder sports multiple areas for different food types and has a useful, clear plastic shield to keep the food somewhat protected from the elements.
The feeder comes equipped with:
- Two stakes for oranges
- Two glass jars for jelly or mealworms
The base of the feeder itself is built out of durable orange plastic. Not only will it stand up to the wear of being outside, but the color is also known to attract orioles. Another benefit of this feeder is that it is easy to clean.
This First Nature Feeder (on Amazon) is a simply designed oriole feeder. Its simplicity makes for a rugged and durable feeder that will last you through many seasons. While the feeder is perfect for orioles, the base’s red coloring is excellent for attracting other types of feeder birds. One limiting factor is the types of food you can use.
But, other than that, the feeder is perfect for those looking for a non-complicated, multi-bird-type feeder.
Here are some benefits of the First Nature 3088:
- Can be used to attract hummingbirds.
- Is fairly lightweight.
- Can hold a good amount of nectar, meaning it won’t need constant refilling.
- The design keeps bees away.
For a quality feeder that offers various food choices, the Birds Choice Oriole Feeder (on Amazon) is a great choice. It has three separate areas to place the food:
- A clear dish in the center can house nectar, with ample perches for the orioles to feed from.
- Four cupped sections located around the center are perfect for orange segments or jelly.
- An additional metal hook can be screwed into the base that you can use to skewer fruit pieces.
The build quality of the feeder is what you would expect for the price. Also, it sports a brightly colored base that attracts the orioles to the feeder. It is made out of durable polycarbonate plastic, which means it can stand up to some years in the yard. The feeder also sports an ant guard.
One thing to note about this feeder, with all the open areas for sticky and sweet food, will need consistent cleaning. While this may not be an issue for some, others might find the constant maintenance a downside. To keep the birds feeding in your yard healthy and safe, the feeder must be cleaned regularly.
For a more durable and stylish, feeder you may want to opt for a steel-structured option. The Heath Outdoor Products CF-133 Clementine (on Amazon) is a perfect choice. It sports a simple yet elegant design that looks like a part of your yard when not in use. While the feeder is on the smaller side, it is best placed in a wide-open area.
If you have a large yard, you may want to consider multiple feeders if the Heath Outdoor is your choice.
This feeder is:
- Stylish and looks great in any space.
- Non-obtrusive and is perfect for those looking to take pictures of orioles feeding.
- Has a steel design that will last years
Additionally, its small size means it will need more filling more often. If this is not something you are willing to do, you may want to purchase a bigger feeder.
Certainly, the most visually impressive feeders on our list, the Perky-Pet 9105 Top-Fill Glass (on Amazon), will shine in almost any yard. It stands out against other feeders with its stylish but unique design. While this may not be appealing to everyone, the Perky-Pet certainly stands out.
The Perky-Pet feeder:
- Looks more expensive than it is with its custom hand-painted exterior.
- Has a stable design that can last in the outdoor environment
- Has a large nectar reservoir
The feeder’s design features a large 24-ounce nectar reservoir and plenty of perches for orioles to rest. The chain hang design makes it sturdier and makes the feeder easy to move from one place to another.
This feeder’s simple yet elegant design allows for up to two types of food to be available for your feathered friends. There is a place for jelly in the center of the feeder and stakes for orange slices.
The Kettle Moraine Feeder (see on Amazon) features two metal stakes designed to hold the fruit in place while the birds feed. Two small removable jars fit into the platform. These are used to store jelly.
This feeder also features:
- A 14-inch metal roof
- 12-inch platform, large enough for multiple birds
- While the jars are intended for jelly, you could easily replace them with mealworms.
Another feeder for the environmentally conscious, the Backyard Boys Oriole Feeder (link to Amazon) is made from a durable, environmentally friendly material. This feeder features four removable feeder bowls, which limits the need for constant refilling.
It is also an easy to set up design that can be assembled quickly without too many tools. The feeder also features stainless steel screws, which add to the durability and longevity of the product.
The Backyard Boys Oriole Feeder:
- Can hold oranges, jelly, and mealworms.
- Comes with easy to clean removable crocks
- Has a roof to keep food and birds dry
- Is environmentally friendly
If you aim for a more vintage feel with your feeders, then the More Birds 61 (on Amazon) is a great choice. It features a vintage-style glass feeder reservoir and a brass bass that stands out. While it does match the vintage aesthetic, it still has bright orange flower accents to attract orioles.
The reservoir can hold up to 20 ounces of nectar. This feeder also features bee guards, which can be great if you try to keep bees from getting into your feed.
- Can hold enough nectar for several days, limiting the need for constant refilling
- Has a simple yet vintage design that will go well with any yard decor
- Is made of durable materials
To attract orioles to your yard, you need to find the right feeder. Orioles are unique birds that need a specific type of food to be happy. The feeders we have discovered so far are all able to hold the kinds of foods these birds love. They come in several styles and sizes, so finding the right one for your yard is an easy choice.