Bird quotes pay tribute to the sounds, habits, and admirable qualities of our feathered friends.
There are approximately 10,000 species of birds, and as such, there’s a lot to say about them. We’ve gathered the best quotes, sayings, captions, and idioms into this collection for your enjoyment. Have a look and let us know what you think.
Best Bird Quotes
Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?
I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Birds are not free since Men have invented cages.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.
Roger Tory Peterson
To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and the flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shorebirds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of years, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.
Inspirational Bird Quotes
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
We think caged birds sing when indeed they cry.
The presence of a single bird can change everything for one who appreciates them.
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
Like the hummingbird sipping nectar from every flower, I fly joyfully through my days, seeing beauty in everything.
“What kind of bird are you, if you can’t fly?” said he. To this, the duck replied, “What kind of bird are you if you can’t swim?” and dived into the pond.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dykeen
Popular Bird Quotes
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
My heart is like a singing bird.
Soft feathers cannot make a cruel bird kind.
Poor indeed is the garden in which birds find no homes.
Abram L. Urban
I like the idea of taking off like a bird.
A bird is three things: Feathers, flight and song, And feathers are the least of these.
Marjorie Allen Seiffert
Bird Song Quotes
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.
Some birds are poets and sing all summer.
Henry David Thoreau
Hear how the birds, on every blooming spray, With joyous music wake the dawning day.
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still, she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.
In order to see birds, it is necessary to become part of the silence.
Why do birds sing in the morning? It’s the triumphant shout: “We got through another night!”
My favorite weather is bird chirping weather.
It was wonderful cycling through the woods this evening. I was deafened with bird song.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
Rose F. Kennedy
When the owl sings, the night is silent.
Charles de Leusse
An owl is the wisest of all birds because the more it sees the less it talks.
There was a wise old owl who sat in a tree. The less he spoke the more he heard. The more he heard the less he spoke. Why can’t we be like that wise old owl in the tree? Speech must die to serve that which is spoken.
Owls are known as lonely birds, but it is not known that they have the forest as their best friend!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The little owls call to each other with tremulous, quavering voices throughout the livelong night, as they sit in the creaking trees.
Quotes About Eagles
There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.
The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!
And from Humming-Bird to Eagle, the daily existence of every bird is a remote and bewitching mystery.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The Eagle has landed.
Don’t quack like a duck, soar like an eagle.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
E. F. Schumacher
You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
William Henry Hudson
I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.
Most turkeys taste better the day after, my mother’s tasted better the day before.
Turkeys know their names, come when you call and are totally affectionate. They’re better than teenagers.
Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey – until Thanksgiving.
I hate turkeys. If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, ‘man, just be yourself.
Bird Quotes: Crows
And the crow once called the raven black.
George R.R. Martin
If the crow had been satisfied to eat his prey in silence, he would have had more meat and less quarreling and envy.
The crow wished everything was black, the Owl, that everything was white.
As the crow flies a popular and picturesque expression to denote a straight line.
William Henry Maule
If you have to eat crow, eat it while it’s young and tender.
The wing of the Falcon brings to the king, the wing of the crow brings him to the cemetery.
Bird Quotes: Hummingbirds
I’d like to be like a hummingbird. You see them every now and then. You don’t see them everywhere.
Charm is the enchanted dart, light and subtle as a hummingbird. But it is deceptive in one thing: like a sense of humor, if you think you’ve got it, you probably haven’t.
Quick as a hummingbird… she darts so eagerly, swiftly, sweetly dipping into the flowers of my heart.
Bird Quotes: Cardinals
When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven.
Cardinals appear when angels are near.
1.) Free as a bird.
2.) An albatross around the neck.
3.) Like a duck to water.
4.) Proud as a peacock.
5.) Free as a bird.
6.) As the crow flies.
7.) Ugly duckling.
8.) Happy as a lark.
9.) Crazy as a loon.
10.) Take someone under your wing.
11.) A birds-eye view.
12.) Birds of a feather.
13.) A sitting duck.
14.) A night owl.
15.) Wild goose chase.
Popular Bird Sayings
A.) God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
B.) A talkative bird will not build a nest.
C.) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
D.) The early bird catches the worm.
E.) If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it must be a duck.
F.) The eagle does not catch flies.
G.) The arrow strikes one bird down, but the flock remains.
H.) What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
I.) The summer does not start with a single swallow.
J.) No matter how high a bird flies, it has to come down for water.
Bird Captions for Instagram
1.) Guess who is a bird nerd?
2.) Is this where I tweet?
3.) Be yourself unless you can be a bird.
4.) The bird is the word.
5.) Toucan play at this game.
6.) As long as it’s not much of a bird’en.
7.) I have no egrets.
8.) Bird puns are always Hawkward.
9.) I could barely see this bird. Yeah, it was in da skies.
10.) Duckingham Palace.
11.) Brrrrd! (For a cold-weather shot of a bird.)
12.) Why do hummingbirds hum? They don’t know the words.
13.) I feel Ostrich-sized.
14.) Owl you need is love.
15.) Hoot and holler.
16.) Winging it.
17.) Crow up!
18.) I wanna fly away.
How To Use These Bird Quotes, Sayings, Idioms, Captions
Here are a few ideas for putting these bird quotes to use:
1.) Post them along with a photo of a bird on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.
2.) Use a favorite quote below your sign off in emails and letters.
3.) Ask your children about the meaning of some of the bird idioms.
4.) Compare an approach in a business setting to a bird in nature.
5.) Post an inspirational bird quote on your fridge, bulletin board, or office cubicle wall.
— Brenna O’Halloran
Brenna is a naturalist living among the redwoods in California where she sees many a woodpecker, Steller’s jay, and hawk.
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