- I'm happy to announce that the HOODED ORIOLES have returned to their
favorite palm tree at the south end of Pomo Dr. in Ukiah for another
year. This morning (5/2) they were working on a new nest.
- Matthew Matthiessen
- This is a late posting but I wanted Mendo birders to be aware Hooded Orioles in the county. Penny Seamen
who lives on the south end of Ukiah has for many years had Hooded Orioles visiting her nectar feeders... however the nest tree has never been located in this part of Ukiah. This year April 12th was the arrival date for the first male Hooded Oriole at her feeder.
Hooded Orioles have in recent years nested in Fan Palms in the Oak Manor part of Ukiah (Pomo Dr.), on Twining Road in Talmage, and on Stewart and Fir Streets in Fort Bragg. I'm sure that we have several other nesting trees scattered throughout the urban areas of Mendocino County. Currently, there are no reports ever from anywhere else in the county.
Please keep an eye on all FAN PALM trees in your area and report any nesting by Hooded Orioles. Thanks.
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- Thu, 19 Jun 2003 -- Mike Effinger in Redwood Valley reports that an adult
male HOODED ORIOLE and an immature male are still coming regularly to his
feeders. He thinks that there are some good photo opportunities here. Give
him a call if you're interested in coming to look for this one (707
- I'm living on the south end of Ukiah now, and while taking a late
afternoon walk today (Friday), I heard the call of a hooded oriole as
I passed the Nokomis School on Washington St. I stopped and with the
repeated calls of the bird soon spotted a brilliant male in an oak
tree just to the west of the main school buildings. I did not see any
I have not checked to see of the hooded orioles have arrived at the
familiar palms on Sherry Dr. on the north end of town near where I
used to live.
The band-tailed pigeons are still plentiful here on the south end of
- Wed, 04 Oct 2006 -- I saw a male HOODED ORIOLE flying over the Rancho del
Rey seniors park in Ukiah. It was coming from the direction of two palm
trees on Leslie Street, but I did not specifically see it there. Is this
the latest record ever?
Potter Valley, CA
- Hi All, we have a hooded oriole at our feeder today. We live on Mill Creek Road just east of the Buddhist campus in Talmage.