The northern cardinal is the official bird of no fewer than seven U.S. states.

Cardinals do not migrate and have traditionally been more common in warmer climes such as the U.S. southeast. However, in recent decades they have expanded their range north through the United States and even into southern Canada. This population growth may be due to an increase in winter birdfeeders and to the bird's ability to adapt to parks and suburban human habitats.

Dufferin Islands
Niagara Falls

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