Which Bird Are You? Quiz

Let your imagination take flight with this fun quiz that can tell you something significant about your true nature. After all, if you’re a sparrow you’ll need to beware of hawks, and if you’re a heron, you need periodic times of stillness in order to thrive. Birds can give us useful information about what we need and who we most deeply are.

Learn more so you can really soar, here:

Answer the following questions TRUE or FALSE (and be truthful with yourself!).

1. I do my best work alone.

2. People have told me I am a visionary, capable of seeing the big picture.

3. I am quick and incisive when it comes to making decisions.

4. I am in a leadership position at work or in my life; people tell me I have a lot of personal power.

5. I come alive after dark; early rising is not for me.

6. I sometimes need to come to a complete standstill before I make a move.

7. My nature is extremely quick: my metabolism, thoughts, and actions tend to be on the fast side.

8. I love to talk and/or sing.

9. Although I am imaginative, I prefer to stay close to home.

10. I thrive under adverse conditions and often find unusual ways of seeing things.

11. I enjoy interacting with many people at work.

12. If I had to choose one word to sum up the meaning of life for me, it would be “joy.”

13. I am drawn to watery landscapes and find great serenity beside ponds, lakes, and inlets.

14. I love a sense of spaciousness; heights don’t scare me.

15. I prefer to see all sides of something before I make a decision. People tell me I have a well-rounded sense of things.

Take note of the clusters that are mostly true for you: they can tell you which bird is your guide.

If you answered TRUE to 1, 3, 7, and 12 you are a HUMMINGBIRD.

If you answered TRUE to 1, 2, 4, and 14 you are an EAGLE.

If you answered TRUE to 1, 5, 10, and 15 you are an OWL.

If you answered TRUE to 1, 3, 6, and 13 you are a HERON.

If you answered TRUE to 7, 8, 9, and 11 you are a SONGBIRD.

By Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire,and Air (SkyLight Paths, 2003).


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

Shannen Higgins
Shannen Higgins6 years ago

I used to have an owl guide, but oddly enough I keep seeing an all black humming bird. It looks ruby-throated but without the color. It's beak, feet, and eyes are all black. I once found its feather underneath a rock, but when I came to look for the feather the next day, it was gone. Does anyone have an idea on what this means? My friends and I have also seen deer with black markings, and I'm wondering if the black means anything.

I do have some hummingbird qualities.

Mimi F.
Mimi F6 years ago

I'm an owl and a songbird... I already knew that I have an owl as a spirit guide, but didn't know that I also resonate with a songbird, that threw me for a loop. I have a statue of an owl on my desk. :-) I love owls!

Masha Samoilova
Past Member 6 years ago

I'm a hummingbird

K s Goh
KS Goh7 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Island Girl
J. J.7 years ago

I don't seem to properly fit into any category listed here so I'll just call myself a lone wolf and not a bird at all:D

Elizabeth Misa
Elizabeth Misa8 years ago

I didn't get a speacific bird. i guess im my own unique kind of bird... sweet. ( or tweet haha had to add that :)

Savannah Pollock
Savannah Pollock8 years ago

I've got an Owl! :) Which makes an odd amount of sense...

Jade O.
Jade O9 years ago

An Eagle!

Hummingbird Blossom
Patricia Stevens9 years ago

My results were:
Hummingbird 4/4
Eagle 2/4
Owl 2/4
Heron 3/4
Songbird 1/4
Ironic enough I'm a hummingbird. lolz