Cardinal

Officially called the Northern Cardinal, these birds are notable for the bright red color of the male and the fact that they can be seen in the Sanctuary all year because they do not molt or migrate.  These sharp-crested birds tend to sit low in shrubs and trees while foraging in pairs on the ground nearby.  You will see them inside the Sanctuary on occasion, but most often on the fringe areas where they nest in the heavy shrubs and tangled vines.