Restore Protect Conserve. America's Wildlife Resources. Bullock's Oriole (Lcierus bullocki) This is the common Oriole or "Fire Bird" of much of the West, and it may be distinguished from other American Orioles by the black crown and large white wing patches. The nest is a cup-like affair, hanging from the tips of the branches, from 6 to 40 feet from the ground, generally in cotton woods or willows. The three to six eggs are bluish white or pale buffy, lined and scrawled with blackish. If you put out a supply of string, yarn or floss, and cut it into ten inch lengths, Orioles will sometimes use it for nest-building. In the summertime, this species ranges as far north as southern British Columbia and southern Saskatchewan. It winters in Mexico.