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To see birds in your dream symbolize your goals, aspirations and hopes. They also reflect joy, harmony, ecstasy, balance, and love. You are experiencing spiritual freedom and psychological liberation. The significance of specific birds in dreams is based on their color, behavior and the sounds they make. These qualities help pinpoint a more meaningful interpretation of your dream. 


To see birds in your dream symbolize your goals, aspirations and hopes. To dream of chirping and/or flying birds represent joy, harmony, ecstasy, balance, and love. It denotes a sunny outlook in life. You are experiencing spiritual freedom and psychological liberation. It is almost as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.

To dream of dead or dying birds indicates disappointments. You will find yourself worrying over problems that are constantly on your mind.

To dream of birds on the attack means that you are being pulled into too many directions. You are experiencing conflict with your spirituality. If the birds are trying to break into houses, then it implies that you are not following your desired path in life. Others are meddling in your life and interfering with your life path.

To see bird eggs in your dream symbolize money.

To see birds hatching in your dream symbolize delayed success.

To see a bird nest in your dream symbolizes independence, refuge and security. You need something to fall back on. Alternatively, it may signify a prosperous endeavor, new opportunities, and fortune.    TOP


To see a blackbird in your dream signifies a lack of motivation. You are not utilizing your full potential.  Alternatively, it represents jealousy, lust or temptation.   TOP

Blue Jay

To see a blue jay in your dream indicates that you are over-confident and being too arrogant.  Alternatively, a blue jay may be trying to call attention to something which you have overlooked.    TOP


To see a buzzard in your dream symbolizes death and decay. It may represent an ugly aspect of yourself.  TOP


To see a canary in your dream represents happiness and harmony. Alternatively, the dream could indicate your desires for a relationship or that a new relationship is blossoming.   TOP


To see a cardinal in your dream represents vitality and happiness. It also may mean first place or your position in the front.   TOP


To see a chickadee in your dream indicates that you need to pay attention and become aware of something unique and special occurring in your life.  TOP


To see chickens in your dream symbolize cowardliness and a lack of willpower. The dream may be a pun on being a chicken or chickening out of some situation. Chickens also represent excessive chatter and gossip. Listen closely to what people may be saying about you or what you are saying about others.  

To see a rubber chicken in your dream indicates that you are being too serious and need to lighten up. It is okay to be silly sometimes.    TOP


To see a cockatiel in your dream implies that you tend to wear your emotions of your face. You are not one to hide your true feelings.   TOP


To see a cockerel in your dream symbolizes male aggression and masculinity. The dream may also be a warning of some kind.   TOP


To see a crane in your dream represents happiness, maternal love, and your gestures of good will. You look out for those who are near and dear to you. Alternatively, a crane signifies tact, immortality or vigilance.     TOP


To see a crow in your dream represents death and the darker aspects of your character. The dream could also be pointing out your annoying habits. Alternatively, the crow may be conveying a message from your unconscious.

To dream that you kill a crow implies that you are unable to or refuse to give up a habit.     TOP


To see a cuckoo in your dream symbolizes unfaithfulness. Or there may be someone in your life whose presence is unwelcome. Perhaps you are the one who is  intruding on other people's business. Alternatively, a cuckoo represents timing and fate. You need to change your direction or alter your approach in how your pursue some situation. T he dream may also be a metaphor for someone who is behaving crazily.  TOP


To see a dove in your dream symbolizes peace, tranquility, harmony, affection and innocence. In particular, to see a white dove in your dream represents loyalty, love, simplicity, gentleness and friendships. It may also signify a message and blessing from the Holy Spirit. You have let go of your thoughts of hate and revenge. If you dream that Jesus releases a white dove, then it refers to spreading the word of God.

To dream that doves are mating and building a nest, symbolizes a joyous home life filled with love, tranquility, pleasure and security.    TOP


To see ducks in your dream, represent  your spiritual freedom (if flying) or the unconscious (if swimming). They serve as a connection between the spiritual realm and the physical world. Ducks are multi-talented animals in that they can walk, swim and fly. Thus, a duck indicates your flexibility and your ability to blend and adapt in various situations. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you are setting yourself up or being set up for the kill as associated by the phrase "sitting duck". Are you being targeted? Also, the duck may be a pun on "ducking" some issue or situation, instead of confronting it head-on. Consider the phrase, "if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck". Some things are too obvious to deny.

To see a white duck in your dream signifies falsehood and deceit.    

To see a two-headed duck in your dream suggests that you need to be more grounded. You need to thoroughly think through some emotional issue.  TOP


To see an eagle in your dream symbolizes nobility, pride, fierceness, freedom, superiority, courage,  and powerful intellectual ability. It also represents self-renewal and your connection with your spirituality. You will struggle fiercely and courageously to realize your highest ambitions and greatest desires. Alternatively, if you live in the United States, then the national bird could represent your patriotism and devotion to country.

To see a chained or trapped eagle in your dream represents a desperate situation where you are feeling restricted and confined. You are unable to express yourself and be who you really want to be. Consider also what the eagle is chained down to for additional clues as to what might be holding you back. 

To see a nest of young eagles in your dream represents your achievements and your climb to the top of the social ladder. 

To dream that you kill an eagle, signifies your ruthlessness. You will let nothing stand in your way of ambitions and obtaining your goals, even if it means hurting those around you. If  someone else kills an eagle, then it indicates that your fame, fortune and power will be ruthlessly taken from you.

To dream that you eat the flesh of an eagle, implies that your strong and powerful character will lead you to great wealth and influence.   TOP


To see an egret in your dream refers to some codependent relationship.   TOP


To see a falcon in your dream suggests that you are focused in your goals and aspirations.    TOP


To see a flamingo in your dream represents you sense of community and cooperation. It also indicates new experiences or situations. Alternatively, you may be overly concerned with your physical appearance.       TOP


To see a fowl in your dream denotes temporary worries and disagreements. The dream may also be a pun on a situation or a conversation that is "foul".    TOP


To see geese in your dream represents domesticity and lifelong companionship. It may also indicate your tendency to go with the crowd. You are well grounded.     TOP


To see a goose in your dream symbolizes fertility and motherly love. The goose may also represent a message from your unconscious. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you are on a "wild goose chase". Perhaps you are going about a problem all wrong.   TOP


To see sea gulls in your dream, indicate a desire to get away from your problems or the demands of your walking life. Alternatively, it represents your relationship with logic/objectivity and the unconscious/subjectivity.  

To see soaring gulls in your dream, indicate a clear perspective.

To see dead gulls in your dream, denote separation. A relationship or situation is unraveling or drifting apart.     TOP


To see a hawk in your dream denotes that suspicions are lurking around you and your activities. You need to proceed with caution. Alternatively, a hawk symbolizes insight. Consider the phrase "hawk's eye" to mean that you need to keep a close watch on someone or some situation.    TOP


To see a hen in your dream symbolizes gossip and calamity. You have a tendency to brag about minor things. The hen is also a maternal figure.  Consider the metaphor of being "hen-pecked" or that you feel being picked on.      TOP


To see hummingbirds in your dream suggest that seemingly small ideas and concepts can possess much potential and power. Alternatively, it symbolizes your flighty thoughts and frivolous ideas. The hummingbird may also be seen as a metaphor for your inability to commit to a relationship..    TOP


To  see an ibis in your dream symbolizes devotion, perseverance and aspirations.   TOP


To see a jaybird in your dream suggests that you are being too arrogant and overly confident of your abilities. Alternatively, a jaybird may be trying to call attention to something which you have overlooked.   TOP


To see a kingfisher in your dream symbolizes calmness and dignity.     TOP


To see larks flying in your dream symbolize high aspirations. If they fall during flight, then it indicates your fall from grace and loss of innocence.

To hear larks singing in your dream, signify success, pleasure and joy. You need to consider a change of environment in order to find happiness. TOP


To see a loon in your dream suggests that you have the ability to dig deep and bring up unconscious wisdom. You are looking within yourself for answers. It is a time for exploration, self-reflection and introspection. You need to get tot he bottom of some situation. The dream may also be a metaphor for someone who is "loony" or crazy.    TOP


To see a lovebird in your dream indicates that you are longing or missing for your partner. If you see two lovebirds, then it symbolizes the importance of partnership. You need to remember to focus on each other.  TOP


To see a magpie in your dream signifies dissatisfaction and disagreements. You need to be careful with what you say and do. Alternatively, the dream could mean that  you are feeling short-changed in your relationship. You feel insecure or threatened in the relationship. Consider the number of magpies in the dream and the old proverb "one for sorrow, two for mirth, three for a wedding and four for a birth." 

To see a dead magpie in your dream suggests that malicious rumors will lead to the downfall of another.  TOP


To see or hear a mockingbird in your dream represents cockiness, cleverness, or independence. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are taking credit for the work of others. You also have a tendency to get what you want.  TOP


To see a nightingale in your dream indicates unrequited love, longing and pain.

To hear a nightingale in your dream denotes new beginning and spiritual enlightenment.     TOP


To see an ostrich in your dream suggests that you are not facing reality. You are in denial about something and living in a world of your own. Perhaps, there is a situation that you are unwilling to accept. Alternatively, the ostrich can symbolize truth and justice.

To see an ostrich egg in your dream symbolizes rebirth.  TOP

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To see an owl in your dream symbolizes wisdom, insight, magic, expanded awareness and virtue. You are highly connected to your intuitive senses and psychic power. The owl is also synonymous with death, darkness and the unconscious. The appearance of an owl may be telling you to let go of the past or certain negative behaviors.

To hear the hoot of an owl in your dream denotes disappointments and death. Your unconscious mind may be trying to get your attention. 

To see a dead owl in your dream signifies some illness or death. Death in this sense may be a symbolic death, as in an important transition in life or the end of a negative habit.   

To dream that an owl is trying to peck your eyes out, means lacking insight. There is an issue that you are trying desperately to avoid. TOP


To see a parakeet in your dream suggests that a message is being conveyed to you. Perhaps, a message from your unconscious is being transmitted to your conscious mind.   TOP


To see a parrot in your dream represents some message or gossip that is being conveyed to you. You need to think twice about repeating or sharing certain information. Alternatively, the parrot can denote a person in your waking life who is eccentric or obnoxious.  It may also mean that you or someone is being repetitive or even mocking you.     TOP


To see a partridge in your dream signifies independence. The partridge highlights your leadership abilities. Alternatively, it represents deception and temptation.   TOP


To see a peacock in your dream represents spring, birth, new growth, longevity, and love. It is a good omen, signaling prestige, success and contentment in your relationship or career. Alternatively, the peacock signifies pride, confidence and vanity. You may be showing off too much or are overly arrogant with your success and achievements. A peacock may also suggest that many eyes are watching you.   TOP


To see a pelican in your dream represents nurturance, sacrifice, and charity. It indicates your selflessness and how you put others first before yourself. You are always caring for others.   TOP


To see a penguin in your dream signifies that your problems are not as serious as you may think. It serves as a reminder for you to keep your cool and remain level-headed. Alternatively, seeing a penguin in your dream suggests that you are being weighed down by your emotions or by a negative situation. You need to find some balance and inner harmony. TOP


To see a pigeon in your dream suggests that you are taking the blame for the actions of others. Pigeons also represent gossip or news. Perhaps they carry a message from your unconscious. Alternatively, the dream may be expressing a desire to return home. 

To dream that a pigeon is being eaten or swallowed by another animal implies that you will suffer the consequences of spreading some rumor or news.  TOP


To see a quail in your dream symbolizes lust, love and eroticism. The dream also suggest that you will overcome your obstacles and hardships. You will be victorious despite the negativity in your life.   TOP


To see a raven in your dream symbolizes betrayal, disharmony, misfortune, and death. The death is a symbolic death in that it signals an end to a habit or phase in your life. Alternatively, the dream suggests that someone is taking advantage of your misfortune.  TOP


To see a roadrunner in your dream represents mental agility. You tend to run toward one idea after another.  You also have the ability to stop at a moment's notice and consider your next plan of action.   TOP


To see a robin in your dream represents new beginnings and a time for growth. You are feeling invigorated and inspired by the possibilities that are out there for you. Alternatively, it signifies self-sacrifice. It may also be a pun on someone whose name is Robin.   TOP


To see a rooster in your dream symbolizes masculinity, pride, valor, cockiness and arrogance. It indicates that you or someone is being a show-off with little or no regards for others.  Alternatively, the dream highlights your eccentricities or wittiness. The dream may also be a pun on the penis. 

To hear a rooster in your dream signifies bragging and self-glorification.

To see roosters fighting in your dream suggests that you are involved in some bitter rivalry.  


To see a stork in your dream symbolizes motherly love, faithfulness, new birth or fertility. Perhaps you are expecting a new baby into your family. The birth may also be a symbolic birth to mean the fruition of some idea. Alternatively, the stork represents creativity and cleansing. 


To see a swallow in your dream symbolizes purity, renewal, never-ending joy and fresh beginnings.   TOP


To see a white swan in your dream symbolizes grace, purity, beauty, dignity, wealth and prestige. Something or someone that may initially be unappealing can turn out to be quite attractive. It is important not to prejudge a situation or person based on the surface.

To see a black swan in your dream signifies mystery and the unknown. It represents something that is alluring, yet forbidden.   

To dream that you are flying on a swan's back over a rough ocean implies that you are dealing with some emotional issue as graceful as you can.  TOP


To see a toucan in your dream denotes paradise, relaxation and ease. This dream symbol may also appear as a pun on "two can". In other words, two can do it. It is about a partnership, collaboration or teamwork. You cannot do everything yourself, but two can do it.   TOP


To see a turkey in your dream indicates that you are being foolish. You are not thinking clearly. Alternatively, it may represent Thanksgiving and thus, a time of togetherness and family.

To see sick or dead turkeys in your dream denotes an attack to your pride.

To see a flying turkey in your dream, foretells of a rapid rise from obscurity to a position  of prominence.

To dream that you are hunting or shooting a ticket, means that you are acquiring your riches through dishonest means.   TOP


To see a vulture in your dream symbolizes purification and insight. It suggests that your past experiences will provide you with invaluable insight into a current situation or problem. Learn from your past. Alternatively, a vulture indicates that  you or someone is being opportunistic. Someone is watching you and is waiting for you to take a misstep. You feel that someone is taking advantage of you or is using you. Consider the metaphor of someone who is a "vulture". Sometimes a vulture is also a symbol of death, doom or rebirth.   TOP


To see a woodpecker in your dream indicates that there is something in you waking life which you have overlooked.  The woodpecker also symbolizes industry and diligence.     TOP

Yellow Bird

To see a yellow bird in your dream represents a positive outlook in your professional life.  TOP



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