Northern cardinals have a preference for the edges of woods, hedgerows, and vegetation around houses. This may be partially responsible for the increase in their population since the early 1800's. Cardinals also benefit from the large numbers of humans who feed them and other seed-eating birds with backyard bird feeders. Cardinals prefer to build their nests in dense thickets.
Habitat Regions: Temperate; Tropical; Terrestrial
Terrestrial Biomes: Savanna or grassland; Forest; Mountains
Other Habitat Features: Suburban; Agricultural