The Hooded Oriole breeds in California south and east into southern Nevada, western and southern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and southern Texas (Sibley 2014). In Montana, this species has a couple of historic spring records but none in the past decade (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).
For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.
Direct Evidence of Breeding
Indirect Evidence of Breeding