Do you ne'er think who made them, and who taught
The dialect they speak, where melodies
Alone are the interpreters of thought?
Whose household words are songs in many keys,
Sweeter than instrument of man e'er caught!"
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 'Tales of a Wayside Inn'
Bluebirds are associated with spiritual joy and contentedness; it most often predicts the occurrence of a happy condition or good tidings coming your way. It is symbolic of a transition or spiritual awakening. It may also refer to the craving of an individual for the inner child which would obviously mean innocence.
A blue jay could mean anything from being faithful to your spouse to purity of the soul, which definitely implies a gentle human being. To an extent, it means clarity in thoughts and actions of the individual. Blue jays are symbolic of adaptability; besides, seeing a blue jay either in its natural habitat or in your dreams could also send across a message to develop an innate talent.
Red is the color of love, and it is but natural to associate a red cardinal with love and warmth. It could be a reference to a possible passionate encounter or a sign of you settling down in life with the person you love. Besides, it could mean delight by way of accomplishment of a good deed.
Chickadee is symbolic of higher thinking capabilities, which implies a better understanding of the self as well as that of the world. It also refers to fearlessness with regards to expressing oneself, and being happy in the self, the individual tends to be truthful and faithful to others around.
Cranes provide myriad symbols for interpretation; basically it is associated with renewal and rejuvenation of the body and the spirit. It is symbolic of peacefulness and the ability to resist trauma and generally as a healing measure. It could also mean that the individual who sees it is curious to take up matters in his/her hand.
Crows are a symbol of mysticism and the 'other world'. Most cultures believe that the crow is symbolic of ancestral souls. Seeing a crow could be interpreted as a straight talker or an arrogant speaker. Seeing a crow could also hint at the individual being a master of illusions.
Don't fall in for the name, even though they are tamed ducks, they tend to be relatively aggressive especially when you confront them. Seeing it would symbolize your own aggressive nature when confronted by an unknown force. It is also a sign of marital bliss and simplicity. At times, it could be seen as spiritual vulnerability. Besides, it could also be a sign of honesty.
Quite an irony if you go by what its name suggests; a wild duck is relatively peaceful and sensitive. It refers to the individual self who, when confronted is aggressive, but if left by himself is actually sensitive and peaceful. People who happen to dream of wild ducks in particular love their individuality and are a contented lot, and most importantly have a heightened awareness of themselves and others around them.
Falcons like eagles are taken as signs of hope and positivity. Seeing a falcon could imply some sort of help coming through to you. It also signifies heightened spirituality and freedom. For some of you, it could also mean a spiritual message or help coming to your aid.
Flamingos refer to an outgoing personality. It also denotes responsibility, vibrancy, and grace. Seeing a flamingo could be interpreted as being family oriented and having a well-balanced personality. Flamingos encourage you to be social and vibrant in life. Besides, it is also a sign of responsibility and leadership.
Hawks, eagles and falcons are known to be messengers of the sky, and are symbolic of spiritual awareness and spiritual rejuvenation. Reach for the sky applies not just for eagles but for hawks too, seeing a falcon should be taken as a message of inspiration and logical thinker. A falcon is a reminder to lead an honest and truthful life.
She is a 'Mother hen'. You must have cribbed of so many people in this way, if they have fussed over you! Hens are a sign of fertility and being a mother figure to someone. If you happen to see a hen sitting on her eggs, it could mean that you as an individual can be guarding some secret or are very secretive, not allowing anyone to know what goes on in your life. Seeing a hen could also mean you are highly susceptible to danger, are intellectually impoverished and panicky as an individual.
Who doesn't like eternal life? Seeing a hummingbird won't mean giving you eternal life, but it is considered as a sign of permanence. The hummingbird symbolizes an optimistic approach to life, it reflects on the gentleness of the individual. Besides, it also stands for devotion and spiritual awareness of the individual. Also, it is symbolic of joy and the stopper of time.
All I can say about ibis is that, it is considered to be a scavenger, and seeing an ibis refers to a spiritual esoteric or rare and unusual interest. The ibis probe the mud for food, hence symbolizing a person dwelling in evil, and feeding it to others around as well. The possibility of a transformation or change is inherent when you see an ibis. It connotes devouring deadly deeds.
Macaws are highly intelligent and vibrant and hence, symbolize an ability for higher thinking and intellectual individuals. It also is a pointer to the awakening of psychic abilities. An individual is made up of male and female energies and seeing a macaw is indicative of a balance between the two energies. It is also symbolic of resourcefulness of the individual and represents a well-adapted and adjusted individual.
Magpies are symbolic of happiness and jovial approach to life, yet it can denote a shaky personality. It can also be a reference to unpredictable behavior or situations occurring around you. It denotes lack of discipline in life and an individual with a highly deceptive nature. In the extreme, it could also symbolize marital bliss.
Everyone is aware that a nightingale's song refers to love and longing, what it could also mean is a sign or warning of an impending death. It could also refer to praise for acts of charity or may be a good omen. With its natural ability to sing, it symbolizes a creative individual who is unearthing his/her potential. It could also refer to someone who has taken up the responsibility to bring about a transformation or reformation.
Wise as the owl or not, owls are symbolic of an inquisitive individual. It also refers to a contemplative and virtuous individual. You can take it as a sign of enlightenment, and of course, wisdom. Many folktales mention it as a harbinger of death. Beware though, seeing an owl could either mean you are being judged or are making a false judgment about another. It could also mean a warning of danger lurking around.
Parrots are symbolic of an individual who lacks a personality of his/her own, it simply means it is dependent on another for views, opinions and ideas. Parrots are known to be imitators and seeing parrots could mean you or someone is making fun of someone. It is also considered a bringer of rain and seed.
Pride goes before a fall, and peacocks with their magnificent beauty are associated with pride. It refers to conceit or falseness of a person. It could be symbolic of success and goodwill and to an extent, is associated with immortality. It may also mean universal consciousness and birth.
Pheasant symbolizes a spiritual seeker and harmony. It could also be a sign of wickedness, and secrecy. For someone who is going astray, seeing a pheasant could mean giving in to seduction. Take it as a sign of warning and supernatural calamity.
Phoenix, as you know, is a mythical bird, seeing it in your dreams could be a sign of bouncing back from adversity. It is a symbol of immortality, resurrection, and of spiritual rebirth or transformation. It could also be taken as a sign of aggressive behavior.
Ravens are considered to be sign of good omen, yet they are harbingers of misfortune and deception. They are a sign of alertness, mystery, watchfulness, and an adjusting personality. In general, they are considered to be symbolic of the recognition of spiritual lies and also a reminder of God's love.
Spotting a roadrunner could mean that you are a fast, have great reflexes, are a quick thinker and have leadership qualities. It could also refer to a well-adjusted and adapted individual.
Roosters are symbolic of aggressiveness and a warning of impending danger, it is also reflective of the shimmering aspects of personality, awakening of ideas, and spirituality.
Sandpipers are symbolic of heightened paternal instincts and a quick wit. It refers to an adventurous spirit and an explorer of the wild. It also refers to a focused approach to life.
Sparrows are sweet, gentle, little birds that symbolize companionship, and a symbol of hope. They are also a sign of fertility, intelligence, ancestral knowledge, renewal as well as rejuvenation of the spirit.
The stork came visiting! Seeing a stork symbolizes a creative and speculative individual. It also refers to birth and rejuvenation; besides it points to a philosophical approach to life.
Swans with their beautiful white features, refer to inherent spirituality, the purity of soul, and innocence. It also refers to faithfulness towards family and spouse. It is also a sign of honesty and integrity, elegance, and grace. It may points towards a spiritual awakening, or may be a sign of impending death as well. Some consider the swan to denote hypocrisy, possibly due to the black flesh.
Tanagers refer to an individualistic and egocentric individual. It could also refer to restlessness due to an impending warning. It refers to bloodshed, noise, or may be the spiritual awakening of the individual.
Turkey is symbolic of sacrifice and it lays stress on family togetherness. It implies healing of the body after critical surgery and spiritual rejuvenation. It refers to a selfless individual and symbolizes a rapid rise from a sticky situation. In contrast, it denotes restlessness and acquisition tendencies as well.
Vulture refers to a greedy individual. It also refers to a prophetic or demonic approach to life. It could also mean a visionary and harbinger of impending death and gloom.
Ostriches are believed to be shy and evasive, yet seeing an ostrich could be representative of a contemplative personality. Like the peacock, it is also symbolic of pride, seeing it could also mean you are a religious hypocrite faking your faith. In some cultures, it is taken as a sign of fertility and .
Quails live in groups, hence symbolizing group harmony. That is possibly the reason they are considered protective and family-oriented. The quail is a symbol of lust and love. For some, it is a symbol of victory and even more, an ability to overcome obstacles.