How to Read Birds as Omens and Signs

Updated on June 8, 2019
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In 2010, I started befriending the crows in my neighborhood. Every year, there's at least one new baby crow to introduce myself to.

I saw a black bird. Is it an omen? What does it mean?
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The Long History of Reading Birds as Omens & Signs

Since ancient times, people have looked to the heavens for signs, and since birds fly, it makes sense that people would perceive birds as messengers of the gods or fates. After all, a bird's-eye-view is significantly more omniscient than an earthbound perspective. Birds know what the world looks like from 30,000 feet high; they have seen the insides of clouds, so looking to birds for perspective makes an odd kind of sense.

Augury—the art of interpreting birds as omens—has been around since before the ancient Romans. An "auspice" is a Latin term for the messages birds might convey. An "augur" (a word that means both omen and one who sees an omen) would "take the auspices" by looking at "aves" (birds) and "reading" their appearance and behavior. Those auspices (bird-signs) were sometimes auspicious (lucky) and sometimes inauspicious.

If you say the words "auspices" and "auspicious" aloud, you can hear their relationship. Language emphasizes the long history of the belief that birds and luck are linked and that one might look to birds for guidance for knowing which steps to take in life.

But it wasn't just the ancient Romans who "read" birds. Ornithomancy, a modern term for augury, has been practiced all around the world, from the earliest recorded times. It's alluded to in many stories and legends of the indigenous people of the Americas and mentioned in the bible's old testament. Countless cultures have myths about clever, wise birds who talk to gods and deliver insight to humans.

Anyway, people have been reading birds for a very, very long time. If you'd like to begin practicing the ancient art of augury, this article will help you get started.

According to the ancient Egyptians, sparrows caught the souls of the recently deceased and carried them to heaven.
According to the ancient Egyptians, sparrows caught the souls of the recently deceased and carried them to heaven. | Source

What Does It Mean If a Bird...

What does it mean if a bird taps at my window?

Birds do this all the time: They see their reflection and freak out, assuming it's some rival bird encroaching on their territory. Usually, it's the territorial types that do it, and usually in springtime when they're feeling really frisky, but tapping on the window is hard to ignore. It's easy to believe that the bird is trying to get your attention.

A bird pecking on a window is definitely an opportunity to stop and pay attention. What have you forgotten or neglected to attend to? What neglected duties need doing? Which loose ends need tying? Take this as an opportunity to sit down and pick your brain to figure out what or whom you've overlooked.

What does it mean if a bird poops on me... or my car?

Most of us would be upset if a bird pooped on us. It's hard not to take this kind of thing personally, especially if you have to clean it up (that's what I call adding insult to injury). You may wonder if this particular bird has a vendetta against you or an angry message from above. Maybe you've insulted the universe in some way, and this is its revenge. Maybe its an angry ancestor trying to express their unhappiness about some mess you're making in life.

On the other hand, you might choose to agree with all the happy optimists who insist that bird poop a lucky sign. This is probably the healthiest interpretation since, after all, s*** happens.

What if a bird smashes into my window?

The awful thud of a bird hitting your window is a sign you just can't ignore. What it might mean:

  • Perhaps you're going to encounter an obstacle of some kind: emotional, mental, or physical.
  • Maybe it's a sign that you're headed in the wrong direction in some aspect of your life: personal, professional, or interpersonal.
  • Maybe you're moving too fast or too rashly and you need to slow down.
  • It could be a reminder of the obstacles you face and a reminder that not all options are open, or that timing is everything.
  • It might represent a rough transition, a trap, or a hidden pitfall.
  • It could represent the end of one reality, relationship, or belief system, and the start of something new.
  • Or it might just mean that the poor bird didn't see the glass. Consider putting up tape strips so it doesn't happen again.

What does it mean if a bird flies into my house?

Most cultures have superstitious beliefs that if a bird in your house, it is a message from above: God, fate, the universe, or your dead ancestors are trying to tell you something. Many believe that it is a bad omen, but many more believe that it is just a reminder to keep your eyes open.

The other day, a blue jay flew into my house looking for food... and then forgot how to get out. It caused a terrifying ruckus flapping around and banging its head into the glass, trying to escape. I grabbed a towel, threw it over the bird, then brought it back outside again. I felt sorry for it because I know how it feels to stumble headlong, unwittingly into a trap you don't know how to escape from, like a dead-end job, a toxic relationship, or some other mistake. You think you're headed towards something great and then all of a sudden, you find yourself in a very wrong situation you can't back out of. I took this situation as a timely object lesson and was grateful for the reminder.

Auspices: Bird Signs and What They Might Mean

In ancient Italy, not all birds in the sky were viewed as meaningful signs or messages from gods. They observed two kinds of birds: oscines and alites.

  • Oscines (ravens, crows, owls, and chickens), whose birdsongs conveyed larger meanings, could be interpreted as either favorable (lucky) or not, depending on where they sang from in relation to the augur.
  • Alites (eagles, vultures, and others) were those whose actions and flight patterns were interpreted meaningfully.

Depending on what time of year the bird was heard or observed, every sound and movement made by these birds had a different interpretation.

Ex tripudiis—the dances of feeding birds—were often read to help guide military expeditions. The troops brought chickens with them to war just for this purpose and would sprinkle food on the ground and release the birds from their cages when guidance was needed. If the chickens didn't come out to eat, crowed, flapped, or flew off, these were seen as bad omens, but if even one came out and dropped some food on the ground, this was a very lucky sign.

So what does this mean for you?

Let the ancient Romans guide you. When reading the skies for omens, consider all of the following:

  • What sounds does the bird make? Would you characterize the sound as mournful, happy, peeved, insistent, scared, sad, or haunting? What emotion or memory is evoked by that sound?
  • What is the bird doing? Is it flying, strutting, watching, flapping, swimming, hunting, or sleeping, and what meaning can you make from this action?
  • What type of bird is it? Is it a waterbird, songbird, predatory bird, or scavenger? What significance can you derive from the type, and does it hold any special meaning for you?
  • What color is the bird? Consult the table of color significance below.
  • How many birds are there? Is it a flock, a family, or an individual bird? Again, what significance can you ascribe to this number?

Many believe that the number of birds you see has special significance.
Many believe that the number of birds you see has special significance. | Source

Is Seeing a Black Bird Bad Luck?

Black creatures get a bad rap. Black sheep, black cats, and black birds (mainly crows and ravens) all have negative associations. Although many people assume black is bad, this consensus is no proof that these things are intrinsically malevolent or dangerous. Rather, the belief that black things are always bad is proof that people are lazy and want easy answers for things.

It would be very nice—and handy!—if all we had to do to find answers and guidance in life were to walk outside, look up at the sky, and "read" the birds flying overhead, especially if black meant always bad and white always meant good (and take a moment to notice the inherent racism of that remark). But of course, nothing is that simplistic.

Seeing a bird is not going to give you a clear answer. It's no magic 8-ball (and who thinks those are really magic?). A bird's color doesn't necessarily make any meaningful difference whatsoever. However, just as reading Tarot cards, studying astrology, and taking personality tests all give people ways to understand themselves more deeply, looking at nature can, too. Think of augury as just one more means of introspection and reflection.

With that in mind and from that angle, maybe a bird's color could be meaningful. Below you'll find a chart of different ways to interpret a bird's color.

What Could the Color of a Bird Symbolize?

White Birds
Black Birds
Red Birds
Blue Birds
Yellow Birds
peace, death, innocence, purity, kindness, forgiveness
The Shadow, secrets, dreams, the unconscious, death
passion, blood, danger, heat, a warning
happiness, sadness, truth, clarity, the unknown
happiness, a warning, joy, freedom (or lack of it)
As with the action and type of bird, the color of the bird you see might have significance. The seer's personal associations with a particular color should always be taken into account, as well.
If I see a white bird, what does it mean?
If I see a white bird, what does it mean? | Source

Questions to Ask to Discover a Bird's Significance

There are two kinds of bird signs: impetrative (sought after, asked for, or requested) and oblative (unasked for; coming out of the blue like a bolt of lightning!). So ask yourself: Is the bird bringing you an unasked-for message from the universe? Or is it answering a question you asked—explicitly or implicitly?

What the Type of Bird You See Might Signify

Type of Bird
Associations to Consider
Historical or Cultural Context
Black birds (crows, ravens, blackbirds)
Black birds are most often associated with death. They are often believed to bring messages from our dead loved ones.
Odin, a Norse God, had two ravens who flew all over the world then returned to whisper what they'd seen into his ears.
White birds (doves, egrets, etc.)
Like black birds, white birds are often associated with ghosts, holy spirits, and the afterlife.
Doves are seen by many as symbols of peace or faith.
Owls
Owls are often associated with wisdom, knowledge, and insight. They're also sometimes associated with female power and fertility.
Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, was always pictured with an owl.
Predatory birds (hawks, falcons, owls, eagles, etc.)
Victory, strength, power, domination, perspective.
Many cultures associate predatory birds with war.
Scavengers (vultures, crows, etc.)
Tenacity, patience, observation, timing.
Most people know that scavengers linger near dead bodies.
Songbirds (finches, sparrows, starlings, etc.)
Domesticity, imprisonment, freedom, cheerfulness.
Miners used to take canaries down into mine shafts as an early warning system for lack of oxygen.
Hummingbirds
Lightheartedness, diligence, the importance of small things.
Aztecs saw them as messengers from the gods and ancestors. They were good luck symbols.
A flock of starlings in a murmuration: What does it mean? These flying patterns are more akin to physics than biology, but scientists still don't know how the birds can do it!
A flock of starlings in a murmuration: What does it mean? These flying patterns are more akin to physics than biology, but scientists still don't know how the birds can do it!

Questions & Answers

  • What does it mean if a blackbird lands on your shoulder, unafraid?

    If a blackbird landed on my shoulder, I'd imagine that bird thought it knew me. I'd assume it was an old friend of mine or an ancestor trying to communicate or reach out for some reason. I'd ask myself which friend/family member was trying to connect with me, and I'd look at the details of the situation to try to guess who (and imagine what, exactly, they were trying to convey). Where you were and what you were doing and what you were thinking about right before the bird landed. Those are all important parts of the story. I'd also take it as a sign of my relationship with and connection to the environment/world/universe.

  • What does a dead blackbird mean?

    When you come across a dead creature, it's always a bit jarring. Being reminded of your mortality and vulnerability is always a bit of a shock. It's a little reminder that nobody—no living creature—can see their end; we can't predict or know or control it. The bird couldn't, and you can't either. It's good to be reminded of this fact of reality every once in a while, especially since we like to fool ourselves. If you see a dead bird, take a moment to pause and consider all those obvious, plain truths that you'd prefer to forget. Being reminded of your lack of control might be an opportunity to reassess what is really important now, at this moment, so that you can reassess how you are living and how you're spending your time.

  • What does it mean if a bird flies in a circle above you?

    So it's like a bird is drawing a circle around you from above? If this happened to me it would be hard not to imagine myself not as "the center of the universe," but certainly as the center of something. I'd have to stop and ponder what, exactly.

  • I saw a white bird (it looked decently large but I couldn't make out what it was, it moved in and out of sight so fast) in the middle of the night fly across the road just where my headlights could see it. Do you think this could be symbolic of anything or just coincidence?

    I think anything can be symbolic if you want it to be, and if it were me, I might definitely see a large, ghostlike bird revealing itself to me at night as a significant event. Perhaps it was an owl? Owls always seem important and significant to me.

  • What does it mean when a bird flies into my house, lands, stares at me with its mouth open, and then flies out?

    I have seen crows do this on hot days. When you see a bird "panting" like this, it usually means it's hot, thirsty, or its central nervous system is affected by heat or dehydration. It's almost as if this bird were begging you for help. Has it been very hot where you live? Maybe it hoped you'd put out a bowl of water?

What kind of bird did you see? What was it doing, and what do you think it means?

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      Jeani 

      2 days ago

      Hi

      On my birthday last week. My friend and I were having coffee, and 2 white doves came to sit next to us. Then casually walked into my house. Walked around and then walked back towards us and sat down. What is the meaning? Thanks.

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      Becky 

      5 days ago

      I had sent a inquiry about if there is a meaning behind having a coopers hawk land on my hand.

      But over the last year i have had many bird encounters. I almost had an owl land on me while i was out hunting. I had another encounter with an owl on the side of the road. I stopped cause it was on side of road and thought maybe it was injured. It let me stand right next to it. It just looked at me. I was able to pet it (with thick leather gloves on)

      It looked at me and then flew away. It was not injured. It was the strangest thing.

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      Doris Rivera 

      9 days ago

      It was 1 blue little bird and it flew in the window flew on my back and pooped

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      Monica 

      13 days ago

      There is a grey small bird with a black head and black beak knocking on our window every morning around 6h00 and 6h30 then returns again around 8am ,it knocks with its beak so aggresively and flickers its wings on the window.my concern is its the same bird everyday. There are other birds that land on the window but not at the same time but they dont do similar action

      It disappeared for about a month and came back and same place same time. I m worried what this can mean ,pls help

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      Alexa 

      3 weeks ago

      A dark blue/indigo bird flew to my house through an open balcony door. I tried to help it find its way out but it keeps on flying in circles so I let it be.. when I try to call my family members to show it to them, it disappeared..

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      Janice 

      3 weeks ago

      Small brown bird flew in livingroom door flew threw the house into my bedroom set a few and flew out my back door

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      Nicole 

      3 weeks ago

      What does it mean when a yellow weaver keeps pecking at my window

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      Country 

      3 weeks ago

      I have two blue woodpeckers that set outside pecking on a tree about half the day, and a ton of black birds flying in circles overhead, one will set on the branch outside singing to me. This has been going on for a while now. What significant does it have?

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      Bonny 

      3 weeks ago

      On many different occasions at work I have had a cardinal Fly into my cabin windows repeatedly, then proceed to the other side of the cabin and fly into those windows as well. It happened at two different cabins for just about 2 weeks give or take, straight, about every other day. It flew into the window so much i was surprised it didn't fall over dead. What does this mean?

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      Charlotte 

      4 weeks ago

      I saw high above coming through a narrow window pre ceded by flimsy white clouds a white dove which then began to radiate. Below I was trying

      to balance a bon bon plant and had to look up. I think it was a perfectly balanced moment of the brain which key allowed a spiritual influence. I don t know. U think. So later i was very upset here in my apt balcony that the crows I d always befriended chased a dove and her mate so that she flew in between the railings, mouth full of blood and died. I took it to the garbage and then her beautiful mate showed up sitting on the railing looking down where she had been before flying away sadly. I was so mad at the crows. I tolerate but am not as defendent of them as i once was.

      One time I didn t get a rental cause I showed friendliness to crows and the caretaker hated them. But a hummingbird flew in recently and landed on my 6ft Fern tree before coolly finding its way back out. I do notice appreciation for little things lately. Just straightening up the sagging corner on the bag on the recycle bin was pointed out by an observer. We have a snow owl too last winter that is supposed to live further north. My native girlfriend said an elder called me snowy owl. I said ok I m snowy owl and I live now in the village 91 suites mingled with natives.

      I m norweigian but we intermingled with natives in one of Bc inlets as they gave arriving immigrants land as it was similiar to Norway. Anyways, the neighbours roared with laughing so hard I heard they fell off their chairs.

      Maybe the crows were too. Peace fun.

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      kemikmorrison@hotmail.com 

      4 weeks ago

      What does it mean if a white pigeon flies on to your hand.what do pigeons mean.

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      Marita 

      5 weeks ago

      A gray bird comes yo the door of my sick mother in laws home everyday whats this a sign of

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      Sue 

      5 weeks ago

      A Lesser Yellowlegs was feeding in my yard in a swampy area. immediately after sighting it. I fell down and injured my hand, arm and knee. What is the significance?

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      Guadalupe JR Sanchez 

      6 weeks ago

      What does it mean when 1 mockingbird shows up to my second story apt (balcony) every morning, throughout the day and in the evening before dark? It allows me to get close! I feel a connection to this bird somehow!

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      Bobbie jean 

      6 weeks ago

      At night for the past few months I have been driving to meet a friend of mine. Our relationship has seemed to evolved into more than I expected but the thing is I am married. It’s about a 24 mile drive & I have recently taken notice to small like, maybe a sparrow type of bird swooping down, Clyde to my car, in front of my headlights. Or I noticed birds chirping slit at night time when we’re together. What is this mean what could it mean

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      Sam 

      6 weeks ago

      What does it mean when a flock of birds that sound cheerful fly outside around your house - back and forth. They appear to being trying to tell me something. These birds are the Maryland State bird - Orioles.

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      R. silver 

      7 weeks ago

      we keep getting sparrows and starlings either in our basement or the main floor. What do think it means?

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      BlackPearl 

      8 weeks ago

      I have a black bird with a yellow beak at my office. It sit at my door or walk by my door but I see it at my office and my house. I don't think its the same bird but Im not sure what it means.

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      desirea 

      2 months ago

      I had a white dove stuck in our back porch so i caught it kissed its had , talked o it showed granma kissed forehead . Set em free ..

      About month before i as spraying black widows. After that shortly went to smoke a cig then was attacked by mybe over or about a hundred bites from head to toes . Black widows

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      Darleneream1967 

      2 months ago

      Me and my daughter and friend was walking and talking coming from the park and then we heard a noise sound like something hit something so we look up and seen and blue and white with no head and it was flying throw us and the wings was still moving and the feather was flying around us so we started screaming ran as fast as could it was every scary

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      Darlene 

      2 months ago

      Me and my daughter and friend walking from park then we all hear a noise like something hit up again something so we look up and the bird head was gone but it still flew us it was a blue and white bird and wings was still moving and feathers flow around and the bird on more hit us it was very scary we started screaming and ran

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      Keisha 

      2 months ago

      What does it mean when a bird run unto my kitchen window

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      Brenda 

      2 months ago

      Last night when I was driving home a bird flew right in front of my car me and my kids were a little shocked my son said it looked like an owl I was tryna make a u-turn to look at the bird but instead idk if something fell in our car we heard a tap idk if it was that bird who did that or if it was something that fell from the tree it was so strange!

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      Kimberly Weatherford 

      2 months ago

      There is a brown bird that keeps appearing in our home. My son says it’s a finch, I don’t know. I did not see it until today, it flew in my sons room, it seems to disappear, now it’s in my room. Seems to want to stay here not sure. It just does what it wants. What in the world is going on? I am a spiritualist and I love the bird, but I cannot pinpoint why it is here. Off and on 3 weeks. Can you let me know something?

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      Star 

      2 months ago

      The bird is color black and white and it seems unfamiliar to me. His on the mango leaves and with a glimpse he simply dissapeared. What does it mean?

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      Nora razonado 

      2 months ago

      I was shock when i opened our cr i saw a black bird (asean glossy starling bird) a black w/ red eyes small bird floating in a pale w/ water but the bird alive... Only 1 bird... What does it means

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      April 

      2 months ago

      I was walking in the park with a friend and a small bird almost flew into my head, I had to duck. Then, a black & white magpie lark flew directly towards me and landed right beside where my friend and I were sitting, looking at us. Barely two minutes later, two brown birds flew so close next to us that my friend reached out and touched one of their wings! It was so strange, and they were all different types of birds. What could it mean?

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      Sylvia 

      2 months ago

      A beautiful, big crow flew into the building I work in. It hit the window several times and eventually flew out. Then I was advised it was lying on the curb and wasn't moving. I went to the crow and brought it back into the building and called the wild bird sanctuary to come and get it and try to nurse it back to health. But, the lovely crow had blood coming out of its mouth and then died. I believe it had internal injuries. I felt so sad and put it under a beautiful cedar tree. Is there any special meaning to the experience that happened to me at the beginning of this week?

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      Merlin 

      2 months ago

      I had a visit from a sparrow today It came in flew around then went under my streo and records then I found out it came hopping out of my bathroom so I went into the bathroom and it flew out through the living room and out the glass door I had opened the strang thing is that after it flew out it landed on my front porch and stayed there for 20 min then after I gave it bread that it didnt ttouch it left

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      Nikki81 

      2 months ago

      In a parking lot, a crow was staring at me.. was strange not only because I have never been so close to a crow before but it was just standing there looking at me.. so I said hello to it lol. Then I walked around my car to get into the driver side, got in the car, did my seatbelt up and the crow jumped onto the hood of my car and continued to stare at me! Was quite unnerving!

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      Gail Lynch 

      2 months ago

      I had an Ibis [acing on my front verandah looking at me through the window.

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      Jeff Page 

      3 months ago

      I have had a black and white bird walk into my home when I left the door open. Does this have any significance?

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      Jeffrey Marshall 

      3 months ago

      A wood Pigeon was sitting outside my window about 30 feet (9 meters) away pecking at some things on the ground , we made eye contact and both carried on doing what we were doing, I made a pot of coffee the pigeon pecked at the ground. I looked at the pigeon again as I tried to figure out how old it was and if it might be a cross breed. The pigeon looked up and flew straight at my head, I know this as I could see directly down its nostrils/beak and into its eyes and along its body! Obviously it hit the window of the kitchen, then turned as it bounced back and flew up into a tree opposite, the pigeon was not stunned but it left an imprint of its body and wings on the window. Looked for meanings and not figured one out of many possibles!

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      Mani Prakash 

      3 months ago

      Pair of Sparrow and Pigeon are sitting on window. What does they wants to indicate?

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      Ashley 

      3 months ago

      2 different times within a month I’ve found light brown birds in my home. Not freaking out just gracefully flying then go right out the front door when I open it. Any thoughts. I’ve always heard birds in the house are a bad thing or it the bird flies straight into the window(seen it happen when I was a kid) every time it happened usually after 3 birds a family member or someone close has gotten super sick or has passed away

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      Jaslene Rodriguez 

      3 months ago

      I think I’m supposed to die Be because black Crowds and white sea eagles keep interfering with my life

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      Laura 

      3 months ago

      When I open the draper to my sliding patio door a red bird was at the door, it just stood there for 2-3 minutes and then it flew away, I have a feeling that the bird was trying to tell me something.

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      Linda 

      3 months ago

      Yesterday a Bird hit my sliding glass door and he died. Today it happened Again ? Why and what does it mean? is it a Sign that something is going to Happen?

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      James 

      3 months ago

      Seen two small brown birds flying around in my bedroom. Windows shut. I was able to get them out

      By directing their flight through the door. Not sure what type of birds they were. A sparrow maybe? Not sure.

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      Eagle 

      3 months ago

      As i was driving down a dirt road, a eagle was in the right hand edge of the road just ahead of me, as i got closer he flew up over my car and hovered about a mile or 2 then he flew ahead and crossed over to land a tree left side of the road , he stared at me until i got closer, crossing me again, he flew into the sky

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      Jeannie R 

      3 months ago

      Today my blue budgie died from old age I’m thinking. Very unique story in that I raised her after she hatched when the mother bird died. When she had just fledged and beginning to fly she flew out the door one day around Christmas. It was around 20 degrees and I assumed she wouldn’t make it a night. but luck would have it my neighbor came across an ad in the paper a woman had said a parakeet had landed on her daughters shoulder in their yard almost 2 miles away from my house. I was flabbergasted that the budgie survived and I got her back. Fast forward 8 years, today she died and a i thought, you’re free now to fly and within hours a sparrow flew into my house. Synchronicities are there if you open your eyes to them.

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      Tracy s 

      3 months ago

      Today i saw black bird and it was flying around and when turn back around the bird was gone and few minute later saw yellow and black small bird was laying down dead and realize black bird wanted eat tbe bird and hour later and another bird just sitting at my door wouldn't move and just look at me with a piece feather in it mouth and co worker made a noise and the bird poop small amount blood and flew away minute later. What does this mean?

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      Allan 

      3 months ago

      A small reflective green bird with black and white stripes in it's underbelly hit my window. It was stunned. I nursed it for a while and then put it ontop of our greenhouse. Soon after a Kookaburra swooped down and took it away in its mouth.

      What does this mean?

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      Rosie8601 

      3 months ago

      So yesterday before I came too work, (CNA 48 hour weekend shift) a small bunting flew into my bathroom well before we could catch it the cat came in swopped up and got it before we could. Long story short my daughter (10) and I burried it. Today at work (private home) 9 birds that I am aware of have hit the same window during the day. The 9th or 10th one which looks like young Jay bird (blue) has killed itself. What does this all mean? 2 birds in 2 days. Something is obviously trying to get my attention maybe....

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      G.D. Bassi 

      3 months ago

      What does it mean when a small sparrow taps two/three times on my head?

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      2 white birds than 1 black bird than 1 white bird flew past my window what does it mean 

      3 months ago

      2 white birds than 1 black bird than 1 white bird flew past my window. What does it mean?

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      Kelly 

      3 months ago

      All my doors and windows were/are shut. I was at the front door talking to a friend. When I heard a crash in the kitchen. There was a sparrow in my kitchen flying around. It landed, looked at me and flew around some more. I went over and opened my glass doors and walked back through the house around and back into the kitchen and it flew out. Any idea if this was a coincidence or a maybe a message ?

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      Tammy 

      3 months ago

      I saw 2 Vultures outside the apartment building I live in. Not sure what it means but I've had a bad feeling all day that something isn't right

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      XMariNolan 

      3 months ago

      My first encounter, of seeing (birdie), my wonderful, black bird who became my best friend. Birdie choose me, he let me me know by getting closer and closer

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      Pely 

      3 months ago

      Today September 29,2019, I see 2 birds enter the kitchen at 7:00 higher something.

      They are twitting and flying out in the window. What does it mean?

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      Libby 

      4 months ago

      I work in a building that is a fortress so to speak...all week I have heard song birds singing as if they were right next to me. Loud and sweet...any ideas as to what's happening? This is extremely strange to me.

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      Elisabeth K 

      4 months ago

      Since we have lost a family member my daughter keeps dreaming and seeing birds first 3 birds multiple times early outside in the am before work then she dreamed of crows before the burial after the funeral next day she woke up and saw a blue jay just staring at me through my bathroom window and she saw it in the front yard looking straight at her when she let the dog out what does this all mean? It was her uncle who passed away and was very close to him but he committed suicide and I don’t know if he’s had closure

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      jane 

      4 months ago

      Today we have seen an owl in school compound,what does that mean

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      Dkota7 

      4 months ago

      A little brown bird (I don't know the breed as I just moved country to Bali) came fluttering in my villa yard through the palms, I'm guessing it's learning to fly still. Walked around my garden didn't look stressed just walked around my garden coming towards me a few times.

      I went and asked my villa staff is this a sick bird or just young (it didn't look super tiny like a baby) we watched and talked than she flew off to the rice field very clumsy like. Before bringing in the staff she/he was happy hanging out with me and my puppy.

      Any thoughts on a sign of some sort? I did ask for a sign a hr before

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      4 months ago

      It looks like a grayish pigeon it leaves during the day and comes back at night to the same spot On the roof not at my house but a relative it stares at you when you go up up down the stairs buts it been like clock work almost every day for I believe at least a couple weeks. Do you know why?

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      Diane 

      4 months ago

      There was a dead black bird with open wings in front of my windows in the front of my house. I pick it up and buried it in the woods. A few days later my sister wasn’t feeling good they found cancer and she pass within 4 weeks. I believe in a lot of things but this was unbelievable.

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      Sharon 

      4 months ago

      What does it mean when a bird was looking into my dads house through the window where he watches TV. It was like 930 at night and Bird was standing there looking through his TV room. My mom passed last thing a month

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      Rashmi 

      4 months ago

      i saw some red bird poop in my lawn this morning which was not there at 3 AM in night. i have never seen such thing in my life.

      and i was scared as night thats why i couldnt sleep.

      what does this means?

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      Ralph crossen 

      4 months ago

      I am a home inspector and a few days ago I went to a house to do an inspection. This bird landed next to me and as I walked around the house he hopped along behind me just 3-4 feetback. I’d stop and bend down and talk to him and got within a few inches of him a few times. When I went in the house I was inspecting the dining room and I looked out the slider and he was in front of the slider on the deck hopping back and forth for about 10 minutes looking in at me. The people I was inspecting for all were amazed by this bird following me. I have no idea what it was all about but my daughter later reminded me that my father who died 50 years ago it was his birthday! I filmed this with my cell phone and can show it anytime. Really an unbelievable experience.

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      Abby Jay 

      5 months ago

      Coming back from holiday, my family discovered a bird in our house that wasn't there before when we came in, and all the windows and doors were shut. There have never EVER been birds in our house except one other occasion,the time my dad went to visit his family, coincidentally the same place we were coming back on holiday from. It's no secret that my dad's side of the family don't like us, due to some inherited land that got delegated to us after my brother, the firstborn male was born. I'm not a superstitious person, but my mother is, and she ran to get something to drive the bird out of the house, but by the time we got back, the bird was mysteriously gone. I was so freaked out, as this had only happened once before, in a similar situation. Also, before that, whilst on holiday, both my brothers (aged 2 and 4) BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY let out screams in their dreams the last night we were staying with my dad's side of the family. It made no sense, as they have never gotten nightmares before, and were unable to tell us why they were so scared. My dad and I aren't naturally superstitious people, believing firmly in science, but even I'm worried. What's going on? Also, in the parts of African were my parents are from, their parents used to practice some voodoo and ''witchcraft'' before ''converting'' to Christianity. I didn't believe in either, but now I'm not so sure. Am I missing something? Is someone trying to send a sign to my family?

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      Mercedes 

      5 months ago

      I once saw a dead white stork to my car in my drive way. Whats the meaning of this?

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      Linda Mundy 

      5 months ago

      I have a Cardinal that dives down and pecks on my 2 bedroom windows,sun up to sun down. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks this has been going on.

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      Melissa 

      5 months ago

      What does it mean when a little blue songbird fly into your back while sitting outside falls on the ground and dies?

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      Wanda Jones 

      5 months ago

      What does it mean if a pigeon walks beside you?

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      Mom 

      5 months ago

      Black bird sitting on a tree between my property and the neighbours. Loudly making its noise. Not cawing like s crow. One single bird. Does this mean anything

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      5 months ago

      I saw a dead female cardinal outside my door on my way to wk yesterday. It was very odd; because it was hard and stiff, but it was upright. It looked like a frozen statue or wooden, and the eyes were open. Then today, I saw another dead female cardinal somewhere else. It had been placed inside a statues mouth (i was standing in front of an art studio and there was a metal statue of a bird/ dragon type creature, someone placed the dead bird in its opened mouth) weird. I did especifically ask a question a few days ago. Not sure if its related, not sure if I like the answer or if Im interpreting incorrectly.

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      Irma 

      6 months ago

      Red bird keeps taking baths when I'm out watering

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      Dexter Hardy 

      6 months ago

      It was a black crow an it was on my car an it wouldn’t move so I just stood there for about 10min ... I don’t know what it mean but would like to know

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      Patricia P 

      6 months ago

      Found an injured crow dragging their wing in my backyard - looked very

      bad - took it to the wildlife center - gunshot wound - had to euthanize -

      felt it had landed here because it knew I would help it - help birds all the

      time - lots of feeders, water. Wonder what the auspice is for me -

      I delivered him from pain but did he have a message for me?

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      Song bird 

      6 months ago

      Landed near me and slowly walking towards me but then turned and walked away after I walked towards him/her.

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      Jeanne 

      6 months ago

      First the cat caught a humingbird and brought it in, I got it out the door. Then she brought in a starling maybe and I chased it around the house thought it left out the door. Then today a bird in the bathroom. Usually I get them at the same window fluttering or pecking when a loved one passes. I figure I have been suffering lately and its help from above.

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      jeanine 

      6 months ago

      3 hummingbirds saw by me & my good friend on same day different part of town & 1st time for both seeing so many. Also making sure they were noticed & how they interacted with 1 another. A prince & his guards like. what do you think ???

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      Mary Neuhaus 

      6 months ago

      I was reading a book in my back yard swing and a bird landed nearby. I looked and told it it was pretty. It flew nearer and began to chirp, I chirped back. It came right by my head and I started laughing and then it jumped on my shoulder! It sat there pecking near my head. My daughter came out and said, "mom did you know there is a bird on your shoulder?" She got my husband. The bird was completely comfortable sitting on our hands and pecking our fingers. My husband found a worm and fed it, from his hands. There's more but it was so incredibly bizarre.

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      Smackdaddy3-6 

      6 months ago

      What does a dead cardinal in my driveway mean?

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      Noelene 

      6 months ago

      Ive seen about 4 or 5 dead birds and 2 injured birds all in one week

      I saw the injured one on my way walking home yesterday and tried to help it sat with it for an hour waiting for the ranger but it suddenly flew off then today when I was leaving work it was outside the shop I tied to help it but it kept scuttlu g away

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      Janine McMaster 

      6 months ago

      While sleeping at about 1:30 a.m. a dark color (black?) bird suddenly flew at my husband and woke us up. It landed on our bed. My husband quickly turned on the light. He covered it in a towel and brought it outside. It’s crazy, He is not 100% sure he heard it fly away as he did not see it or hear it fly??! We do have cats and a pet door so it is likely the cat could have brought it in. However, at this time of night seems so random and unlikely. Needless to say, I am having a hard time falling back asleep. Anyone have any thoughts??

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      JamesTaylor 

      6 months ago

      What does it mean when birds keep flying into me when I'm on my motorcycle

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      Adrian 

      6 months ago

      What does it symbolize when a bird approaches you and pecks on your foot?

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      B. Clark 

      6 months ago

      A bird dont what kind just happened upon my window hanging on to the separation of each part of the window looks like it was eating something off of the window then just flew away. It was strange to me never seen this before.

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      Jane 

      6 months ago

      I saw a male and female oriole in a dream. They were sitting on the floor next to my bed. I do not know what this could mean. Do you?

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      Myrna 

      6 months ago

      I have seen 2 grayish dead birds in the last week. What does this mean?

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      Janet 

      6 months ago

      Last night tree in our yard struck by lighting and fell. This morning a tiny grey baby bird emerged staring at us im close range then disapeared.

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      Sabrina 

      7 months ago

      2 red birds one chasing the other in flight and chirping

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      lisa 

      7 months ago

      I gathered my sister family and my family to celebrate my mom's birthday at the cemetery . My mom passed away on March 7th, 2018. I missed her a lot and sometimes wonder if she is up in Heaven with her parents and siblings.

      When I got home and were unloading the bags from the back seat, a bird flew out and landed on the back seat door. I was shocked. I thought the bird will fly away but it didn't. I went to the side where the bird is to grab the bags from the back seat and the bird flew to the other side of the door. I unloaded all the bags. Checked on the bird and it was still on the door. I reached out to touch it and it didn't fly away. It stayed put. I got some rice and water to give to the bird. Nothing. The bird opened it beak but no sound came out. After an hour, I hear the bird chirping. Still it stayed on the door handle and I sat on the back seat with the bird. It was a sparrow. A couple of my friends came over and they came closed to the bird and nothing. We went into the house for an hour, I left the door car and the garage door opened for the bird to fly away. I came out 45 minutes later the bird was still there. I spent 20 minutes with the bird, it chirped and finally, it chirped and I gave it a nudge on the back and it looks at me and finally flew away. It was in the back seat of my car for 3.5 hours.

      What does it mean. It is my mom spiritual soul came home to hang out for a while. I'm not sure what to make of it.

      Any one has any thoughts? Thanks.

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      Debi Karpowicz 

      7 months ago

      Sitting in chair by window, feedig granddughter,,tuis golden male finch kept coming up and sitting on ledge looking at me. Has been there all day. What meaning do you feel it i?

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      Liz 

      7 months ago

      I saw 2 red birds on my walk today. One was directly infront of my house on a wire. Watching me step out of my house. Later in the walk, I saw a 2nd red bird on a wire watching me. I was told that these are symbols of loved ones?

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      Billy 

      7 months ago

      What does it mean when a wood pigeon hit your window

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      Esmeralda 

      7 months ago

      Lord i always have crows following me ever where i go some times. They circle. My house they be one on my light pole wish i could under stand what the one on my light pole is saying to me

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      Karen 

      7 months ago

      Last year at my work had a homing pigeon that came and would not leave, would stay outside during the day and fly into the shop at night.

      This year i left my garage door open at home which is 15 miles away from my work and when I went out to get into the car there was a homing pigeon in the garage shooed it out but it kept coming back in. I think it is strange out of all the houses it came to my house.

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      Kyleigh-rae Tangaro 

      7 months ago

      Although I read tour content and did some of my own interpretations, I just have to ask. What would you say be the reason for getting visited by a white cattle egret that has only her left leg. And missing the right side? The timing of landing was spooky too but idk if that’s anything...

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      Joanne Cibelli 

      7 months ago

      It fley into my screened in porch...

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      Helen Troutt 

      7 months ago

      I am puzzled as to why a Robin bird was sitting at the door step. Please enlighten me

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      Lynn H 

      7 months ago

      I saw male and female goldfinches flying around and chirping together , following each other playfully, happily . Could see and hear them in a yard but then they flew right in front of me, landing in a small bush for me to have a good look.

      Thoughts on meaning?

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      Lori 

      7 months ago

      A blue bird flew in my pocket and i woke up before I found out if i suffocated it in my dreams? What does it mean?

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      Alonso 

      7 months ago

      I was watching a youtube video on the blood of Jesus at 2 am and all of a sudden a pigeon landed on my window to rest it is still there. The pigeons color is white with a little grey and it is just resting there with no fear of me. This has never happened. I am not afraid. The pigeon is just looking at me. The window and pigeon are at my backside about a foot i a half. I just do not get it. But I have to tell you that there is a sense of peace in my house at the moment. Please tell me what this means.

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      Larry 

      7 months ago

      Baby feathered bird was just resting under the patio chair in the shade and did not move when I got close to him

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      Donna Page 

      7 months ago

      I saw 2 yellow Posterazzi sitting within 3 feet of each other

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      HollyG 

      7 months ago

      Patio door was open, been seeing pair red birds on deck& tree. This morning one flew into house landed on counter, when I entered it flew out door. I believe in ancient scientific theories

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      Alison 

      7 months ago

      I had a massive row with my husband and was so upset so I looked to the sky to ask for a guidance sign, later that day a pigeon flew in my hall window into the spare bedroom room, I eventually caught it and put it back out of the window where it’s mare was sitting, it flew away but I can’t help thinking this was a sign does anyone know if there is a meaning behind this?

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      Numero Unoma 

      7 months ago

      a brown bird with a yellow beak has built a nest on my bathroom windowsill. First one egg, now two...

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