The Northern Cardinal is beloved in Canada because we don't have that many colorful birds , and it stands out so cheerfully in winter. In 2021, the citizens of London, Ontario (2 hours from Detroit) voted the cardinal as the city's Official Bird.
We were on a driving trip this past August in southern Manitoba, Canada. We rounded a curve on a quiet secondary road and there in front of us, on a large lake was a flock of white Pelicans, about 20 in all. They were swimming around actively, fishing, accompanied by about 15-20 black cormorants. Before this, we had only ever seen grey pelicans, only in Mexico, and assumed their habitat did not include Canada. I read on the Wall of Birds, that they like to congregate on interior lakes in southern Canada, in the summer breeding season. This lake was aptly called Pelican Lake, not far from Baldur, Manitoba.