The Northern Cardinal resides in the Eastern United States through to Texas, eastern New Mexico, Nebraska, and Minnesota. The male is a brilliant red and both have a black facial mask around the eyes. The female is a combination of buffed gold, with an orange-red wing and tail. Their prominent head crest makes it easy to identify a cardinal.
Attract cardinals to your yard by offering black oil sunflower seeds, hulled sunflower, corn products and safflower or nutrasaff. They prefer a landing platform, so consider a fly-thru feeder, seed catcher tray under your hopper feeder or a ground feeding platform. We offer many different types of Cardinal feeders.
Thank you to The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Orthinology, Ithaca, New York who provided the picture and audio.