Hooded Oriole swings into California

March 27th, 2012 · by Garrison Frost

One of the more striking birds you’re bound to see during spring migration is the Hooded Oriole, and if the reports we’re hearing are accurate, you’re going to be seeing them pretty darn soon if you haven’t already. Fresh from their wintering grounds in southern coastal Mexico, the Hooded Orioles are arriving in large numbers in California now. Ultimately, they will be seen throughout Southern California and the western part of Northern California. Check out the eBird maps below to see their approach (photo by Peter LaTourrette):

Here’s the map from February, showing a few early Hooded Orioles coming into California:

But now look at this map from today:

Categories: Birding · Pacific Flyway · Pacific Migration · spring migration

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