Northern Cardinals are found in temperate and tropical forests. They are found all over the eastern part of the United States. They make their nests in trees bushes and shrubs. Northern Cardinals eat all kinds of seeds by using their hard beak to crack open the shells, and they eat some insects. They are hunted by predatory birds such as different kinds of owls and hawks, and are also hunted by foxes cats and dogs. Northern Cardinals are important to their ecosystem because they help disperse seeds and are an important food source for many predators.