The symbolic meaning of a dead bird on the porch varies based on the breed of bird, its location, weather, time of day, day of the week, the date or the season. For example, the porch symbolizes both new beginnings and visitors, while a crow symbolizes both mystery and secrets.
A dead bird should be safely disposed of to prevent infections or parasites in humans, pets or other animals. Always wear gloves when handling a dead bird. If possible, use tools to pick up the bird and put it in a plastic bag or wrap it in newspapers. Place the bird in a covered trash container to prevent pets or scavengers from finding it. Then clean the tools, gloves and hands thoroughly.