Death of a bird signifies new beginnings

V&E Animal Omens: What it Means When You Find A Dead Bird

Dead Bird Omens are not as ominous as we might expect. Paradoxically, the death of a bird represents new beginnings. Spiritually death is not an end but a transition.
In that light, finding a dead bird might actually be a good omen. If you encounter one on your path or even if you accidentally hit one with your car (don’t do it on purpose!) it means you are about to experience a metaphysical death or change and the end of struggle or pain…



I have been wondering about this for awhile and then yesterday there was a fairly large bird next to my back door. She must’ve flown into the window and died, so sad! (not an actual picture of that bird)

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what kind of bird she was but couldn’t seem to identify her. I decided to look into what her death meant instead of what she would signify if she was alive. In doing so I found that while there is an overall significance to birds in general the type can help decipher the message specific to me.

Type of Bird

I eventually discovered that the bird I found was a cat bird.


The Catbird’s lessons are about communicationing with tact, of opening up and allowing self-expression and sensitivity.

When you are carefree and open, you are better able to communicate the  thoughts, ideals and values that are essential parts of your being.


The cat bird wants you to speak your truth openly.  

As with all bird omens, it is important to look for hidden truth, and pay attention to your dreams.


As with any omen, for the specific meaning in your life, pay attention to the context of your encounter for clues.

For Example: I am moving out of my apartment at the end of the month and the decision to leave was a risky one. The bird I found had flown into my building, so for me, she was a sign that I made the right choice and though it is scary and I am feeling loss, there is something better at the other end of my decision. 


To Find a Dead Bird…

Traditionally, the death of a bird is a sign of new beginnings, an omen of renewal. But there are several different meanings depending on the context of your encounter:

If a bird flies into your window it might mean that you are about to encounter an obstacle in your life. But again, becuase it is a sign of renewal, that obstacle, once removed will reveal something newer and better in your life.

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You are about to be renewed in some way and some cycle of your life or pattern is coming to a close. 

This could mean that a relationship will end in order for another to start. Or that you will lose something else that was not right for you in order to make room for what is.

If you encounter a dead bird on your path,  there may be some misfortune or loss that follows, but the bird’s message is that better things are coming; the misfortune is a necessary evil and will bring about something new.

If you have been seeking or searching something, the dead bird is simply telling you that the search is over. 

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6 comments on “V&E Animal Omens: What it Means When You Find A Dead Bird”

  1. Did you see my freaking fb status about the dead dove infront of my yard yesterday??? I was also thinking omens and the message was pretty amazing, but I didn’t know what it meant to find the bird dead!! I can’t believe you posted this today! We are so freaking connected it’s scary!

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    1. Wow! that is some crazy synchronicity!
      The dove is a symbol of peace and harmony so when you find it dead it is a sign of disruption or disharmony. I think the negative aspect is sort of like the birthing vessel for whatever is coming, but at least good things are heading your way!

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