Northern cardinals appear to have become more common over the past 200 years. Northern cardinals like to live in residential gardens and are attracted to backyard bird feeders. These habitat preferences allow northern cardinals to expand their range and live wherever humans build cities or houses. There are about 100,000,000 northern cardinals in the world. They are not rare, but are protected under the United States Migratory Bird Act.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: least concern
US Migratory Bird Act: protected
US Federal List: no special status
CITES: no special status
State of Michigan List: no special status
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