how do cardinals use glucose to survive

How Do Cardinals Use Glucose to Survive?

Cardinals use glucose as stored energy. During cellular respiration, they use up the energy inside the glucose to stay active and warm. Carbohydrates are an important part of Northern Cardinal’s diet. Glucose, a simple sugar, is especially important in the winter. Read on to learn more about how cardinals need […]

why do cardinals come out in the snow

Why Do Cardinals Come Out in the Snow?

The Northern Cardinal is a non-migratory bird which means they do not move to warmer climates in fall and winter. During the cold weather, cardinals tend to flock together to defend the food sources in the area and might even roost together at night for extra warmth. The bright red […]

where do cardinals nest

Where Do Cardinals Nest? [Nesting Habits & Facts]

Northern cardinals like to nest in lower but thickly covered foliage, often in saplings and shrubbery such as dogwood, spruce and blackberry brambles. The nest generally sits in a fork of branches or vines, anywhere between 1-15 feet from the ground. As a relatively common North American bird, you have […]

are cardinals territorial

Are Cardinals Territorial?

To look at, you wouldn’t think it was true. That the lovable and cute looking northern cardinal would be anything but friendly. Surely Angry Birds, which features the character Red, an angry northern cardinal, is exaggerating or has flat-out got it completely wrong. It’s the only real explanation. Northern cardinals […]

are cardinals endangered

Are Cardinals Endangered?

It seems that you can’t turn on the TV or look at a news report without coming across another beautiful and fascinating species that calls our planet home listed as being endangered. As birdwatchers we have a strong love for all species of our feathered friends. However, there is one […]

are there blue cardinals

Are There Blue Cardinals?

The more years I spend birdwatching and researching this hobby of mine, the more I realize how hard it can be to accurately identify birds in the wild. The above question is one that is asked a lot in forums, on sites and in birdwatching and wildlife magazines. Perhaps you […]

when do cardinals lay eggs

When Do Cardinals Lay Eggs?

Most birdwatchers young and old are familiar with the northern cardinal. It’s likely that you know what they look like and even what they sound like. You may even know that they are the one species of bird that is the state bird for more states in America than any […]