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 communicating 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, because it is a sign of renewal, that obstacle, once removed will reveal something newer and better in your life.
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.