• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
 
The brightly colored cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is probably one of our most recognizable birds. It doesn't migrate, so it can be seen all year round in southeastern Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The cardinal's powerful beak is perfect for its diet of insects and seeds.

Did You Know?

A barge going underneath a bridge.

Sixty percent of all grain exported from the United States is transported and shipped on the Mississippi River.