Dead Bird Symbolism

By http://www.richardalois.com

In Asian cultures birds often symbolise immortality. In Indian myth birds represent departed souls and in Christian art birds often appear as saved souls. Some people say when you find a dead bird the meaning is someone you loved passed away.

Others say that dead birds actually are a good sign, showing you that an end to turmoil or pain is coming. A dead bird doesn’t necessarily portend physical death, but metaphorical death. Perhaps you’re going through the heartache of a break-up. Perhaps you are struggling to find a job. This dead bird marks the end to your search and struggle. A new beginning is just around the corner. More specifically, it symbolizes the end of something and the start of something else.

What does a dead bird you find symbolize?

If you’ve seen a dead bird in the road, or perhaps accidentally hit a bird, it may feel like a bad sign. Similar to the death tarot card, a dead bird is a symbol of a fresh start from an end and not simply an end. Overall and paradoxically, a dead bird symbolizes a new beginning. So no need to worry.

Feel free to read the comments and share your experience below!

None of the mentioned happened (at least I did not notice) when I found this bird in my garden in Clapham, London.

Further reading about dead bird symbolism

If you want to read more about dead birds symbolism, check this out: The Healing Wisdom of Birds: An Everyday Guide to Their Spiritual Songs & Symbolism or also this The Hidden Meaning of Birds–A Spiritual Field Guide: Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers

24 comments

  1. I found a sick bird and later found him dead by my rosebush yesterday afternoon I haven’t heard from my son in New York in a few days and I haven’t heard from my mother in almost 2 years which is 89 years old is it is this a simulation to someone in my family close to me has passed on please reply I am in Italian American and I believe in this prophecy

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    • Hi, a dead bird has many different meaning that can vary from person to person, an animal dead or dreaming of someone dead has different reasons to show up in our lives and isn’t always related to people we care dying or dead, I remember to dream often of missing an aeroplane and I thought I was missing the chance of a good job opportunity but in fact the meaning of it was that my renewed pessimism and anxiety was running the mindful job I did within myself, as soon I readjusted my mindset and within things restarted to fall into place, seeing a dead bird could be related to something else, I would say to try to figure out if there is something within you first that could relate to that dead bird

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    • If you read the post again you can find what I just said
      This is an extract of the article I shared

      “ Some people say when you find a dead bird the meaning is someone you loved passed away.

      Others say that dead birds actually are a good sign, showing you that an end to turmoil or pain is coming. A dead bird doesn’t necessarily portend physical death, but metaphorical death. Perhaps you’re going through the heartache of a break-up. Perhaps you are struggling to find a job. This dead bird marks the end to your search and struggle. A new beginning is just around the corner. More specifically, it symbolizes the end of something and the start of something else.”

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      • I was on a search for my grandmothers grave on my father’s side in a cemetary as well as my oldest brother of 13 siblings who was first born and died at 3 months old never found their markers but there was a wind storm for a few days prior and when I was about halfway into the graveyard I saw a raven squawking thought that’s kinda creepy a few more rows in I spotted 2 dead huge baby bird I’m guessing were her baby’s that sent shivers down my spine I think she was telling me they would never be found probably unmarked graves…….

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  2. Today, I took my dog out for a run. We went down the hill and he starts barking at a black bird. I pulled him so we can finish our workout run for the new day. I have my new year resolutions down and i want to accomplish them. Then once we came running back up the hill i smell an awful smell. It was a dead black bird.I’m still disturbed by it and i never thought i can see a dead bird right in front of my eyes. I wanted to know what did it mean for me. I mean last night before the run i was thinking of my dog that have passed away. I missed her i told my angel tell her that i miss and love her. Not only that but i was thinking of someone that i still do love and miss. I love xavier he means a lot to me.

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  3. recently i came across a dead baby bird on the sidewalk while walking and the next night i had a dream where i gave birth to a dead bird, does this have any meaning?

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  4. A pigeon came to my house’s lawn and rested for a while among the plants, and it was raining as well. So i gave the pigeon some food and water. When i saw the pigeon acting thirsty, i even fed him water with a leaf and the pigeon actually had the water willingly. But after about 20 mins i saw the pigeon again and it seemed the pigeon is dying. With the next 15 mins the pigeon died in front of my eyes and my dogs, i also noticed that the pigeon was dying peacefully. I later took the pigeon to a park along with a plant and buried the pigeon with a plant.

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    • I like this spiritual explanation

      “Overall and paradoxically, a dead bird symbolizes a new beginning.

      So no need to worry, this is an opportunity to reflect on the changes that are happening around you and inside yourself. So, acknowledge your emotions and prepare to release the old skin, it might even only be painful if you choose to resist. It’s excess baggage for the next part of your journey.”

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  5. Something similar to one of the commenters just happened to me this morning. I was driving and there was this van ahead of me that hit one of those small birds, I think a House Sparrow, the bird swirled around in the air and hit the ground (the street). I passed next to the bird, I made a U turn and picked him up, maybe thinking he just needed time to recover, and I did not want another car to run over him. I put him on my lap and as I was parking to give him more comfort, he died on me. I kept him the whole time with me until I find a place to laid to rest. So the bird was alive when I saw him but died next to me. What does it mean?
    Thank you!! 🙂

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  6. Hi dear, this morning I saw two perfectly intact dead birds on the road while I was driving to work. They were plump and still beautiful, just a drop of blood coming out of one’s bird beak. When I came back from work they were unrecognizable, smashed to the asphalt. I thought it was a beautiful sight at first, but kept wondering how two black birds could die at the same place, same time… what do you make of it? Thanks, Livia 🙂

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    • I did some research on the internet and found this article I think could be good for you to read
      “associating death with negativity is something quite recent. In folklore traditions, death is merely seen as a transition, a process where we shed what no longer serves to make room for the new. So, from a spiritual perspective, a dead bird is not considered to be a bad omen, but rather a sign of change and renewal.

      Dead Black bird omen: (Crows, ravens, starlings…)

      Black is the color of the unconscious, of the unaware. Thus a dead blackbird is a spiritual representation of some unresolved tension within you that requires your attention. So, are you holding on to something that is hurting you? Calmly take some time for introspection and pay attention to your dreams”…… https://digestfromexperts.com/749/dead-bird-omens-symbolism-spirituality/

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  7. Today I was walking home and a bird dropped from the sky and hit the ground almost at my feet. 10 minutes later it died. I took it to a beautiful field and it is now resting in peace. I’m not sure what this means but I am a bit worried

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    • I think you shouldn’t, most of the spiritual meanings behind that is that what is dead is the old and now you are ready to begin something new, all depends how you will live the present moment, the feeling you will put into it, that’s what will decide your future

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      • Hi. I’ve only recently been seeing dead baby birds around my apartment. I buried one but over the next following days seen 2 or 3 more. I did see a crow at the very top when I discovered the dead baby birds and alot of chattering from the other birds in the vicinity trees. Sometimes since then I’ll see dead pigeons in the street. Did someone do voodoo on me?

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      • I don’t think so I believe, from the research I have done in the past and personal experience that can be applied in my life journey at least seeing something dead is a sign that the old will be replaced with the new, the idea of death as a bad thing is a westerner concept, death is the beginning of something new

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      • I just want to understand and not feel weird or scared. I’m a Christian person and go to church on the regular. But this seeing of birds is just wild. Iv never considered looking into this till recently and never thought much about birds either

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      • As I said the explanation I gave you is based on my personal journey where seeing dead animals are good signs, everytime the old was replaced by the new, I don’t fear death and feel that death is just transformation in something else, I can’t tell you if it works for everyone but it works for me

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