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Birds in dreams usally represent trancendence and freedom as we overcome issues.  Unusual or rare birds often symbolize very specific behaviors, attitudes, and thinking patterns we have. Like animals, bird symbolism is usually based the one characteristic of the bird that stands out most.


Birds in dreams are symbols for transcendence and liberation.  Escaping boundaries and limitations. A symbol for progress towards wholeness and harmony. They are your goals, aspirations, and hopes. The type and color of the bird is very important in decoding the meaning (e.g. black birds or vultures are not positive symbols).

Alternatively, birds can reflect a person's feelings about being spiritually free or clean.

To see dead or dying birds represent disappointment and failures.   Killing birds may reflect intentionally souring an inspiring idea or someone else's freedom.

To dream of feeding birds represents encouragement, inspiration, or supporting the idea of trying to overcome problems. Feeding the idea of freedom or transcendence. Encouraging yourself or believing in yourself. Alternatively, consider the type of bird you are feeding. For example, crows and vultures may reflect more negative thinking or behavior being encouraged.

To dream of bird eggs represents goals, aspirations, and hopes that are developing and will take time to be realized.  The opposite is true if the eggs are from a species of bird that isn't positive.

To see a flying bird represents transcendence and liberation. A weight has been lifted off your shoulders and you are experiencing a sense of freedom.

To see a caged bird represents a desire for freedom or liberation.  You feel confined and restricted in some area of your life.

To see a blue colored bird in a dream symbolizes positive transcendence over negativity. It represents the power of positive thinking, truth, and doing what you know to be right taking a more powerful role.
It is also an indication of purification and resolution to conflicts in your life.

To dream of a white bird represents a wish to transcend or rise above a negative situation that is being renewed. Finally deciding to escape a bad situation after avoiding it being kept down. A white bird may also reflect a belief that escaping a bad situation is a good idea.

To dream of a red bird represents freedom or transcendence that you are aware of being negative or dangerous. Getting your freedom back through violence, fighting, or with no concern for others feelings. Possibly a reflection of attaining freedom through dishonest means or cheating others to help only yourself escape a restrictive situation. A red bird may a reflect corrupt attitude about getting ahead of others in business. A red bird may also show up in the dreams of people experiencing corruption in communist countries that allows one to get more privileges than other people by serving the state.

People who suffering from Charles Bonnet Syndrome often have hallucinations of birds sitting on top of people's heads. This may actually be a waking vision symbolically reflecting the CBS sufferers feelings about themselves looking stupid enjoying their hallucinations or visions which they feel stuck with. Transcending boredom indulging in hallucinations they can't do anything about.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a white bird. In waking life he felt his life was over, but then had a powerful spiritual experience that made him want to fight his problems and overcome them.

Example 2: A very elderly woman dreamed of enjoying seeing white birds fly around her windows while being very careful not to let the birds out the door. In waking life she was enjoying thinking about what life would like after death and didn't want to bring the topic up with her family.

Example 3: A young woman dreamed of walking into a kitchen to see a birdcage with the door wide open and bird choosing to stay inside the bird cage. In waking life she was having problems adjusting to American freedom after having come from a communist country.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing a white bird outside her car leading her as she drove. In waking life she was very spiritually focused in her decision making.

*Please See Yellow Bird.


To dream of a blackbird represents a lack of motivation or a loss of interest.  You may not be utilizing your full potential or simply don't want to spend any time focusing on something.

The blackbird species should not be mistaken for a black colored bird or crow.  Black colored birds are more symbolic of bad luck or unpleasant developments.  Crows most likely point to annoyances in your life.

*Please See Birds.
*Please See Crows.    TOP

Blue Jay

To see a blue jay in your dream, represents an aspect of your personality that draws attention to itself.  You or someone else that is easily noticed.  You may feel that people notice everything you say or do.

*Please See Bluebirds.    TOP


To dream of a bluebird represents an aspect of your personality that is totally optimistic or
only notices the brighter side of things.
  An issue or situation where you don't want to pay attention to anything being wrong.

*Please See Blue Jay.
*Please See Birds.


*Please See Hawk.
*Please See Vultures.    TOP


To dream of a canary represents happiness, feeling content, or total satisfaction with the ways things are.  A situation may be providing you with everything you need.

To dream of a dead canary represents spoiled happiness.  You may have been too comfortable with a situation, or are experiencing bad luck.  A carefree situation may have been ruined.    TOP


To dream of a cardinal represents a positive situation that you can't believe that you are noticing at all. Shock or surprise that something good is happening.    TOP


To dream of a chickadee represents fragility.  There may be something special or unique occuring in your life that requires careful attention.    TOP


*Please See Rooster.    TOP


To dream of a crane represents elegance, gracefulness, or gestures of good will.  A crane may also symbolize behavior that is "intelligently wonderful", caring, patient, or peaceful.    TOP


To see dream of a crow represents lingering unpleasantness or annoyances.  A crow may reflect a bothersome person or situation that gets on your nerves or won't go away.  

A crow is a sign that you are experienceing unwanted changes, bad news, difficult endings, hardship, or situations and people that won't go away.

Example situations that might bring on a dream of a crow may be a difficult divorce, when a loved one dies, or when are forced to be around a person or situation that you can't stand.

*Please See Ravens.    TOP


To dream of a dove represents peace or resolution of conflict. Doves may be a sign that you've come to terms with your past, with people you're fighting with, or that you're moving on. You may also be experiencing a fresh start or a new beginning. Peaceful resolutions in waking life. Transcending a crisis. Feelings about life being beautiful. Hoping for good news. Harmony.

To dream of seeing doves fly may reflect feelings about how beautiful it is to see the resolution of a problem. Beauty or peace transcending trouble. Receiving good news.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing doves fluttering around her daughter who was standing inside a tower. In waking life she was hoping that her daughter would awaken from a tragic coma she went into.

Example 2; A man dreamed of seeing a dove fly while it carried a rainbow triangle. In waking life he was enjoying having a new purpose in life after losing all he had and preparing to kill himself.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing a dove fly. In waking life she had just heard that her brother was getting married.    TOP


To dream of a duck represents adaptability or being able to change methods as needed. It may reflect the capability to do whatever it takes to solve a problem or keep doing whatever you want.

To see a duck flying represents total confidence. You can do whatever you want whenever want. No problem is too big and nothing can stop you.    TOP


To dream of an eagle represents your sense of pride and self-determination. An area of your life that makes you feel powerful, free, accomplished, or gives you some level of independence.

To see an angry or evil eagle in a dream represents an attack on your pride or independence. You don't like to compromise and something in your life may be embarrassing you or making you feel less powerful, free, or in control.

Example: A Christian girl dreamed of being attacked by an eagle. In real life her mother was criticizing her religious beliefs and wanted to her to change them. The attacking eagle reflected the pride she had for her beliefs being under attack.    TOP


*Please See Heron.    TOP


To dream of a falcon represents aspiration or objectives. You or someone else is very focused on achieving something.  You know what you want or have goals that you are aiming for.

In a negative context a falcon may symbolize aspirations or goals that conflict with those of others or cause jealousy.    TOP


To dream of a flamingo represents flamboyency, an audacious display, or colorful showiness.  You or someone may be making a spectacle of themselves or are very interested in being noticed.    TOP


To dream of a white goose represents prosperity and success.

To dream of trying to catch a goose represents your attempt to achieve a goal that will pay off or give you a sense of security.    TOP


To dream of a hawk represents knowing what you want and taking it. It also reflects swift action and sound judgement. Noticing what someone else has and insensitivity taking it from them whenever you want. Never allowing a person or situation to get in your way if it's too important.

Negatively, a hawk may symbolize predatory instincts. You or someone else may be coming on too strong. An "as*hole" that takes what he wants.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a hawk sitting on a fence with another bird it had just killed. In waking life he was considering taking serious action against a friend that has screwed him over.    TOP


*Please See Chickens.    TOP


To dream of a heron represents careful forethought. Herons may show up in dreams when you are carefully planning something. Thinking about everything you need before you do it.

Example:  A woman once dreamed of seeing herons on her front lawn.  In real life she was making New Year's resolutions to give up some of her bad habits.    TOP


To dream of a hummingbird represents indecisiveness or "flightiness."  You may have a problem making a final decision, or struggling to make a choice.  It could also be a sign that you have a lot of options to choose from or want to experience a number alternatives.

Example:  A young boy dreamed of a hummingbird flying in front of him.  In real life he discovered that he needed glasses.  The hummingbird reflected his conflicted feelings about where or not he wanted to wear the glasses.

Example 2:  A young man dreamed of hummingbird flying in his room.  In real life they were unable to decide whether or not to tell someone they had feelings for them.  

Example 3:  An old woman dreamed of a hummingbird shortly before her death.  In real life she was debating whether or not to get baptized to please her family before she died.    TOP


To dream of a kingfisher represents dignity.  You may be refusing to lower yourself or give in to a situation that will allow someone to embarrass you.    TOP


To dream of a loon represents confusion or awkwardness.  It may also represent feelings of being stranded.    TOP


To dream of a magpie represents dishonest opportunism.  You or someone else is carefully observing a situation and waiting for a moment of weakness to make a move.

A magpie is a sign of dissatisfaction and disagreements.  You may feel insecure about what you say or do.  You may also feel shortchanged in a relationship.  Alternatively, a magpie may represent your own attempt to steal or embarrasses someone as soon as the opportunity arises.    TOP


To dream of a nightingale represents longing, unrequited love, and pain.  It may also reflect a deep expression of sorrow, grief, or regret.    TOP


To dream of an ostrich represents a situation that you notice never "takes off" or never happens. Feeling disappointment that something isn't doing what you'd expect it to do. Feeling that you or someone else is a loser because something is always talked about, but never carried out.

To dream of an ostrich with it's head in the sand represents embarrassing setbacks or delays that you don't want to be noticed for. You may feel too embarrassed to talk to someone because you couldn't keep your word.

Example: A woman dreamed of an ostrich walking near her. In waking life she was having a very hard time getting over a guy she liked. The ostrich reflected her awareness of her desired relationship with the guy never happening despite numerous encounters.     TOP


To dream of an owl symbolizes wisdom, wise choices, or good advice. Any information or insight you can gain from the owl will probably involves the answer to solving a problem.    TOP


To dream of a parakeet represents an aspect of your personality that lacks initiative or is happy to not think for itself.  You or someone else may happy to do whatever someone else wants or prefer others to make decisions for you.    TOP


To dream of a parrot represents repeating what you've heard to others.    TOP


To dream of a peacock represents showiness, or showing off.  You may be trying to get attention, or want to be noticed.  A peacock is a metaphor for "all eyes on you."

A peacock may be a sign that you have too much pride, confidence, or vanity in some area of your life.  It may also reflect arrogance.

To dream of a peacock with red eyes represents an excessive or imbalanced need to gain attention, or show off.    TOP


To dream of a penguin represents an aspect of yourself that is noticeably harmless or powerless.  You or someone else may want others to notice how positive, honest, or harmless they are.

To dream of an angry penguin may symbolize you or someone else that is frustrated with people who aren't seeing them in a positive light.

A penguin may be a sign that you or someone else wants more acceptance, acknowledgment, or compassion from others.  A penguin may also reflect a wish to defuse others view of you as a threat.    TOP


To dream of pigeons represents blind affection.  A strong desire to care for something or someone that doesn't care about you.

Example:  A young man once dreamed of being attacked by pigeons.  In real life he was having very strong feelings for a girl that didn't return his affection.    TOP


To dream of a quail represents a heightened sense of caution.  Positively, it may reflect you or someone else that is being extra careful.  Negatively, it may symbolize you or someone else that is being too cautious or sense danger in everything.

To dream of eating quail represents letting go of concerns. You may becoming a bit more laid-back.    TOP


To dream of a raven represents a bad omen or a situation that signals trouble ahead. It could also reflect a sense of intuition that feels that something is wrong or dangerous.

A raven may reflect expected misfortune or unpleasant changes. It may also be a signal that a phase is coming to an end.

Alternatively, a raven may symbolize a person who benefits from a misfortune or enjoys recounting tales of woe.

Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a raven with red eyes looking at him. In waking life he was very nervous about starting college and having to get a job afterwards. The raven reflected his feeling that failure was waiting for him after college.

*Please See Crows.    TOP


To dream of a roadrunner represents a exploring one idea after another.  Negatively it may reflect a tendency to never finish anything you started.    TOP


To dream of robins represents sacrificing everything to do what you want. Not allowing any obstacles to get in the way of goals. Facing your problem head on or risking everything to get what you want.    TOP


To dream of a rooster represents a wake up call.  Unexpected situations, beliefs, or realities that force you to think differently.  It may also point to your own attempt to "wake up" others to something they weren't expecting.

Alternatively, a rooster may reflect something in your life that's disturbing your sleep.    TOP


To dream of seagulls represents acceptance, grace, and understanding.

Seagulls typically appear in dreams when a person completely open to confronting problems, keeps a cool head about negative and uncertain situations, or is totally accepting of the worst in themselves.    TOP


To dream of a stork represents an aspect of yourself that is aware of itself not listening to others. Feelings about yourself or others intentionally thinking other people don't matter first.

Negatively, a stork may reflect you or someone else that is acting like a snob. It may also reflect complete awareness of yourself intentionally not listening to anyone else's advice.

Example: A young woman dreamed of a black baby stork. In real life she had gotten pregnant and didn't want to tell her parents because they had warned her about the dangers of unprotected sex. The black stork may have reflected her fear of confronted her parents with the reality that she didn't listen to them and had sex anyway.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing wedding bells ringing with a giant stork standing on top of the building. In waking life her brother notified her that he was getting married and she was hoping she could avoid the wedding because she didn't like her brother or the bride to be. The stork may have reflected her feelings about herself wanting to appear as though she didn't get the invitation.    TOP


To dream of a sparrow represents an area of your life that is underestimated.  You or someone else may feel undervalued, underutilized, or like you aren't getting the respect you deserve.  Alternatively, a sparrow may reflect a person or situation that you are underestimating.    TOP


To dream of a swallow bird represents moving on or new beginnings.    TOP


To dream of a swan represents idealism or that which is the most desirable.  Ideal situations, ideal choices, or ideal outcomes.  
Everything working out for the best, happy endings, or a perfect relationship.

Example: A teenager dreamed of being attacked by swans. In real life they were very worried about poor performance at school. The attacking swans reflected their ideal view of themselves having perfect grades being threatened by the possibility of getting poor grades.     TOP


To dream of a toucan represents a need to be heard. The noticability of expression. You or someone else is being very vocal about something they want noticed. There may be beliefs or concerns that you or someone else feels are important for others to pay attention to.

Example: A young woman dreamed of being turned into a toucan. In waking life her boss instructed her to get out into the city and speak to people to build business contacts.    TOP


To dream of a turkey represents an aspect of your personality that feels foolish.  You or someone else may have embarrassed themselves, feel humiliated, or realizes they were irresponsible.

To dream of being chased by a turkey represents your attempts to avoid looking foolish or embarrassing yourself.

To dream of eating turkey represents situations that vindicate you or recapture lost pride.    TOP


To dream of a vulture represents benefiting from others failures or mistakes.    TOP


To dream of a woodpecker represents diligence, applying yourself, or trying your hardest.  Giving something your best shot.    TOP

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