Oriole Nectar Recipe: Attract Birds Like a Pro

Because orioles are some of the most colorful birds on the continent, people are seeking for ways to attract them. Instead of bird seed or nuts, orioles prefer specialist feeders for fresh fruits, jelly, and nectar.

Orioles will sometimes visit hummingbird feeders, but a specialist feeder with oriole nectar will attract them. We'll share a tasty recipe that your orioles will adore and is healthier than sugar syrup.

Ingredients 1 cup of organic jelly – grape is a great favorite, but plum, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, etc. are also likely to do the job!

1 cup water 1/2 cup white sugar Juice from half an orange (or 1/6 cup of store-bought orange juice)

Method Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer and stir from time to time to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pan. Wait until all sugar is completely dissolved.

Cool the mixture to room temperature and either use it straight away or store it in the fridge or freezer for future use.

Feeding Oriole Nectar Orioles may eat from hummingbird feeders, but their bulkier build makes them difficult to reach.

Thank goodness there are various oriole feeders on the market. Some only feed nectar, but others have stakes and jars for fresh fruit and jelly!

The perfect oriole feeder has been tirelessly developed, with complex moats and guards to keep ants and squirrels out.