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Birds of El Paso County

Bullock's Orioles


April 18, 2018

Doug Harling

Two adult male Bullock's Orioles (at left) at the feeding station with two female Bullock's Orioles (at right.)

Well, migration is starting to pick up. From the end of April into the middle of May will be the best time to spot migrating birds in El Paso County. One of my favorites and the first bird that got me starting to pay attention to the migration is the Oriole.

My first couple of years birding, I just put food out and waited to see who showed up. I would have birds stop by for a minute and then they were gone. I wanted to figure out how to get them to stay awhile. Although, many migrating birds don't stay here for the summer, you may be able to get them to make a longer visit. By putting t...

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