The Montserrat oriole (Icterus oberi) inhabits a small area on the island of Montserrat in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, and is found nowhere else. The Montserrat Oriole has a curious relationship with the people of its island home. It is the national bird, and a ubiquitous symbol, seen all over the island in arts, crafts and advertising. It is a source of pride and great interest. Yet most Montserratians confess to never having seen one in the wild.