Not only is this magnificent bird the official mascot of our very own NFL team the Arizona Cardinals, but it also graces us with its beauty out vast in the desert oasis.
With their brilliant crimson plumage, the male Northern Cardinals are a sight to behold against the backdrop of Arizona's desert colors. Their striking appearance, crowned with a distinctive crest atop their heads, adds a touch of vivid beauty to the arid surroundings. The females, although subtler in their hues, showcase a lovely combination of soft brown and red, blending seamlessly with the desert's natural palette.
Apart from their visual splendor, Northern Cardinals are renowned for their melodious songs. Their cheerful whistles and chirps resonate through the Arizona air, adding a delightful melody to the desert's silence. Their songs, often heard during the early morning hours, bring a sense of serenity to those fortunate enough to witness these enchanting creatures in action.
Unlike some migratory birds, Northern Cardinals are year-round residents of Arizona. This means that you can enjoy their colorful presence and serenades throughout the seasons, whether it's the scorching summer or the mild winters of the desert. Cardinals are well-adapted to the challenges of desert life, making them a unique and cherished part of Arizona's community.
A fun fact about the Cardinal is that it is the state bird of seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. No other bird holds this distinction.
If you're a lover of birds and want to spot them thriving in their natural habitat, a desert UTV tour would be the perfect way! Get out into nature and explore Arizona's wildlife!