Generally, birds are a positive symbol that show us peace, freedom, harmony, balance, ideas, joy and love. Keep in mind the meaning of the dream can alter depending on the type, color, condition, number and your location of the dream. Dreaming of birds inspires us to expand our consciousness to reach new heights. These lovely messengers emerge in our dreams to encourage us to broaden our horizons, live more freely and release our fears. If you noticed them in flight it donates to breaking free from your responsibilities and closed minded thinking. Unlike noticing a bird in a cage is a metaphor for your thoughts, desires and restrictions are caged and need to spread its wings.