Adopt a Northern Cardinal

Symbolically Adopt a Northern Cardinal

The vibrant red plumage of the male northern cardinal makes it one of the most easily recognizable songbirds in southern Ontario. A year-round resident, the cardinal enjoys a diet of seeds, grains, and berries, and uses its strong beak to dig for insects.

Northern cardinal populations in Canada have been increasing since the 1970s. The cardinal will make its home anywhere it can find dense shrubland — forest edges, fields, wetlands, and even gardens. If you have berry bushes or a backyard bird feeder well-stocked with sunflower seeds, you can likely count on a cardinal to pay a visit.


This gift supports The Meadoway

The proceeds from your symbolic adoption will help transform a hydro corridor in Scarborough into The Meadoway: a vibrant 16-kilometre stretch of urban greenspace and meadows.

Over the next seven years, this site will become a place filled with butterflies, bees, birds, and wildflowers – a rich meadow landscape realized on a scale never before seen in Toronto.

For your donation, you will receive a certificate of adoption, fun and informative newsletters, and a charitable tax receipt.

Gifts made through Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation are donations towards programs and designated funds in support of The Foundation. The adoption programs, services, equipment, and programs described in this catalogue are representations of the Foundation’s programs.