What Does It Mean When a Bird Flies Into Your House?

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What would you do if you found out that a bird had flown into your house? Depending on your beliefs, a bird flying into your home could represent something very good or something very bad. Superstitious belief says different things about having a bird enter your home.

Superstitions About Birds

Birds have been a source of superstition since the days of the ancient Romans. Ancient Romans would study the appearance and behavior of birds to interpret the omens they would bring.

You Will Receive an Important Message

One belief suggests that a bird flying into a house is a sign that the people living there will soon receive an important message. Whether the message will be good or bad remains to be seen.


The Color of the Bird Matters

For those who hold the belief that a bird brings a message, the color of the bird indicates the type of message. For example, a white bird is said to predict an upcoming death. Keep in mind that a white bird might not tell you that somebody is literally going to die. It could represent the death of an idea or a way of life. It may indicate change is coming.


A black bird indicates that the family may experience bad luck in the future, though there are some exceptions. Red birds represent passion, but seeing a red bird in your house could also symbolize danger or fire.

Blue birds represent both happiness and sadness. Sometimes, they simply represent truth and clarity. Similarly to blue birds, yellow birds also indicate happiness or the desire for happiness.

The Action of the Bird Matters

If the bird dies while inside the house, it’s also indicative of a death in the near future. This means that you should never try to kill a bird that’s made its way into your home.


Ironically, a bird defecating on the head of a person who lives inside the home will have good luck. Of course, it’s easy not to think so at the time this happens.

Sometimes a bird keeps flying around, never settling into a single spot. This is said to indicate that there are spirits residing in the home.

If a black bird builds a nest in the home, it’s said to be good luck. After all, the bird is trying to bring new life into the house.

A bird that taps against or hits your window might also be trying to tell you something. According to superstition, the bird might be trying to remind you of something. It could also tell you that you have a problem on the horizon that you need to solve even though there are many obstacles standing in the way.

Keep Bad Luck Away

One belief suggests that homeowners can avoid bad luck and death by keeping birds out of the home in all forms. This means homes should not have bird patterns on wallpaper or artwork. Superstition also says you should not bring an injured or sick bird inside.