The photos in this section of the Scott's Oriole were taken on the Pine City Trail in Joshua Tree National Park in April of 2013. This bird is an infrequent visitor to Orange County, though rare, sightings have been reported. Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia: The Scott's oriole (Icterus parisorum) is a medium-sized icterid (the same family as many blackbirds, meadowlarks, cowbirds, grackles, and others, including the New World orioles). It is primarily found in the Southwestern United States and south to Baja California Sur and central Mexico. It is very common from Sacramento and south in California. This bird was named by Darius N. Couch in honor of General Winfield Scott. Although it was later discovered that it had previously been described by Bonaparte, the common name was retained.