Cardinals are beautiful birds and many people are ready to do a lot to attract them to their backyard. The first and most important tip for attracting these birds to your yard is to provide them with proper cardinal bird food. Make sure that the feeder you place the food in is heavy enough not to be swayed away by the wind. The cardinals will appreciate feeders, which are placed on poles, since they are more sturdy. Also such feeders can’t be attacked by the squirrels, so the cardinal food will be safe.
Cardinal bird houses must be placed in a safe environment. Cardinals might be bright birds, but they need a secluded area to hide. Their brightness forces them to look for enclosed areas, so they are not found by predators. Accordingly, if you want cardinals to keep coming to you yard, make sure you have the right environment. Grow some cardinal-friendly trees and bushes, which will provide shelter to these birds. Any place where they can hide and be unseen is great for cardinals. So in order to attract them, place the bird houses in the right environment.
Even more important than cardinal bird seed is proper water supply. Cardinals love taking baths and drinking a lot of water. So, you must provide bird baths, which are deep enough for cardinals to take a bath and have enough water for them to drink. If you want to attract Northern cardinals, remember that your bird bath must be heatable. These birds stay in the northern areas for the winter and will be visiting your yard during the coldest times. In order to provide a water source for northern cardinals, you must have a way to heat up the bird bath. Don’t forget to keep the feeders filled for these birds at least once a day and clean and refill the water baths daily.