Bird Tweet of the Week: Northern Cardinal

The Northern Cardinal, also known in French as Cardinal rouge, is a welcome visitor at any backyard feeder. Both male and female sing up to 20 different songs! Some Cardinal pairs mate for life and they may raise up to 3 broods per summer.

Image of a Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal. Photographed by Martin Scott.

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday December 21, 2013.