Want to attract the colorful orioles to your yard? Start in the spring when the male is scouting nesting areas. To attract orioles, offer fruit and nectar in your feeders. These fruit and insect-loving birds will sing their thanks! Want to attract orioles in the future? Try planting bright fruits and nectar-bearing flowers in your yard. Orioles are found in open woodlands, orchards, and stands of trees along rivers, in parks and backyards. They make remarkable hanging nests. Like most birds, orioles are attracted to fresh water for bathing and drinking. So, consider placing a birdbath in your yard.