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For a list of all birds in Don't Starve, see Category:Birds.


Does that mean winter is gone?

Wilson, when examining the Redbird after winter.

Birds are passive Mobs in Don't Starve. There are 3 kinds of birds in Don't Starve and in the Reign of Giants DLC: Crows, Redbirds, and Snowbirds. There are 5 kinds of birds exclusive to the Shipwrecked DLC: Toucans, Seagulls, Parrots, Parrot Pirates and Cormorants. Canaries and Puffins are exclusive to Don't Starve Together. In The Gorge event for Don't Starve Together, there is the Pigeon.

They can be found in every biome during the Day and Dusk. They fly down from off-screen and peck the ground for a few moments, then fly away. When they take flight, there is a chance that Seeds are left behind, unless it's Winter. Birds will also be attracted to Seeds left on the ground. If the player or most other mobs get too close, birds will be frightened away.

When killed, birds drop a Morsel or a Feather, and all other birds nearby will fly away. They are considered innocent creatures and killing them directly adds points to the player's naughtiness level, which causes Krampus to appear. Killing a Crow adds 1 point to the player's naughtiness level while killing a Redbird or Snowbird adds 2 points to the player's naughtiness level.

Crows can appear in any season, while Redbirds and Snowbirds appear only in Summer and Winter, respectively. Additionally, Redbirds and Snowbirds land mostly on Grassland, with Crows being the most common bird in the other biomes.

Spear Hunting Edit

Birds can be caught using a Bird Trap. Placing the trap on the ground will eventually catch a bird even without bait. Adding bait such as Seeds or Berries will greatly decrease the time it takes to catch one. They can be Murdered by right-clicking them in inventory to produce a Feather or Morsel, or be cooked on a fire for a Cooked Morsel. Birds in the player's inventory can be dropped on the ground and will flop on the ground belly-up for a short while before flying off. They can also be imprisoned in Bird Cages.

Hunting Birds requires a ranged weapon such as a Boomerang. Birds will not land within melee range (even if bait is placed on the ground) and will fly away when the player approaches. However, if they are put to sleep when using characters with a normal damage modifier, they can be killed in 1 hit with a sufficient melee weapon.

If a bird is in flight while in range of a sleeping item's effect, it will plummet to the ground and can be picked up as an item.

Wearing a Feather Hat will increase the number of Birds spawning as well as decreasing the time between spawns. Using Birds of the World (while playing as Wickerbottom) will also cause a large number of them to land.

One can send a Smallbird to attack a Bird. This can be done without the bird getting frightened and without raising naughtiness.

They take one blast from the Ice Staff to be frozen and one Sleep Dart to be put to sleep.

Gramophone Examination Quotes Edit

Wilson Portrait
Creepy!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
I think it's waiting for me to die.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
I do not like birds.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Take thy beak from out my heart!

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
IT IS SMARTER THAN MOST HUMANS

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Corvus brachyrhynchos.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
He's planning something. I can tell.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
I don't know how they got here.

Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
A feathered creature that looks remarkably like a crow.

Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
Raven friend!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Oh, you look like you're having a grand time, flying about.

Webber

Walani Portrait
Akaw!

Walani

Warly Portrait
Raven stew perhaps?

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Thet is one oily parrot!

Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
'TIS A LITTLE BLACK BIRDY

Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Caw Tweeter!

Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
You think you could fly me out of here?

Wheeler

Winona Portrait
Looks a bit flighty. Ha!

Winona

Wortox Portrait
Clever trickster.

Wortox

Wilson Portrait
He's not very happy in there.

Wilson, when held.

Willow Portrait
Not so smart now, are you?

Willow, when held.

Wolfgang Portrait
He is squawky.

Wolfgang, when held.

Wendy Portrait
He is mine.

Wendy, when held.

WX-78 Portrait
NOT SO SMART NOW, ARE YOU?

WX-78, when held.

Wickerbottom Portrait
A perfectly handsome specimen.

Wickerbottom, when held.

Woodie Portrait
You'll pay for your crimes, crow!

Woodie, when held.

Waxwell Portrait
Shhhh... My pretty.

Maxwell, when held.

Wagstaff Portrait
I could study it better in some kind of cage.

Wagstaff, when held.

Wigfrid Portrait
Tögether again.

Wigfrid, when held.

Webber Portrait
We all want a bit of freedom.

Webber, when held.

Walani Portrait
Are we best friends now?

Walani, when held.

Warly Portrait
Hush, my pet.

Warly, when held.

Woodlegs Portrait
Ye prove hard ta clean, parrot.

Woodlegs, when held.

Wilba Portrait
WILBA HATH BIRDY FRIEND

Wilba, when held.

Wormwood Portrait
Needs a home

Wormwood, when held.

Wheeler Portrait
If I hold onto him tight, maybe I'll make liftoff.

Wheeler, when held.

Winona Portrait
Hauling you around is murder on the feet! Ha!

Winona, when held.

Wortox Portrait
Careful, don't touch my hands.

Wortox, when held.

Wilson Portrait
Does that mean spring is coming?

Wilson

Willow Portrait
A redbird. The color of fire, but not a phoenix.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is pretty red color bird.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Does that mean spring is coming? I hope not.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
GREETINGS, RED BIRD

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Cardinalis! Beautiful plumage.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Don't get comfortable, birdie.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
The redbird comes from the fire lands.

Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
In many ways similar to the ones at home. In many ways quite different.

Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
Red like blööd.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Red is my favorite color!

Webber

Walani Portrait
A song given wing.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Good afternoon, sir or madam!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Ye don't talk do ye?

Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
'TIS PRETTY BIRDY!

Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Red Tweeter

Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
Mind lending me your wings so I can fly away from here?

Wheeler

Winona Portrait
She ain't bothering no one.

Winona

Wortox Portrait
What a fun shade of red.

Wortox

Wilson Portrait
He likes my pocket.

Wilson, when held.

Willow Portrait
It's cozy in my pocket.

Willow, when held.

Wolfgang Portrait
Is happy bird in pocket.

Wolfgang, when held.

Wendy Portrait
He likes being trapped in my pocket.

Wendy, when held.

WX-78 Portrait
SQUASH!

WX-78, when held.

Wickerbottom Portrait
This little fellow will be my friend.

Wickerbottom, when held.

Woodie Portrait
Don't get comfortable, birdie.

Woodie, when held.

Waxwell Portrait
Silence, bird!

Maxwell, when held.

Wagstaff Portrait
I wonder what those eyes have seen.

Wagstaff, when held.

Wigfrid Portrait
I prefer yöur black brethren.

Wigfrid, when held.

Webber Portrait
Held snug in our pockets.

Webber, when held.

Walani Portrait
How are you doing, little guy?

Walani, when held.

Warly Portrait
It's soft, and surprisingly calm.

Warly, when held.

Woodlegs Portrait
Woodlegs'll takes good care o'ye.

Woodlegs, when held.

Wilba Portrait
WILBA CATCHETH

Wilba, when held.

Wormwood Portrait
Needs home

Wormwood, when held.

Wheeler Portrait
I know how it feels to not be able to fly away.

Wheeler, when held.

Winona Portrait
She feels real fragile in my hands.

Winona, when held.

Wortox Portrait
Mind my fingers.

Wortox, when held.

Wilson Portrait
Life in the frozen wastes.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
It looks cold out here. I bet it wants a fire.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is pretty white color bird.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Life in the barren, frozen wastes.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
A FOOLISH BIRD

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A winter coat for the Cardinalis? How peculiar!

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Go fly south or something!

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
I don't recognize that one.

Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
There's a strange relation between birds and the proximity of seeds here.

Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
This bird knöws aböut the cöld.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
What pretty white feathers.

Webber

Walani Portrait
You have a lovely voice!

Walani

Warly Portrait
This little fellow seems quite frigid.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
She's a beaut.

Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
'TIS PRETTY ICE BIRDY

Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Snow Tweeter

Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
How do you fly in this weather?

Wheeler

Winona Portrait
She ain't bothering no one.

Winona

Wortox Portrait
That's a bird, or so I've heard.

Wortox

Wilson Portrait
It's so soft.

Wilson, when held.

Willow Portrait
It's so fluffy.

Willow, when held.

Wolfgang Portrait
Is fluffy bird. Nice bird.

Wolfgang, when held.

Wendy Portrait
It's so soft. It is my enemy.

Wendy, when held.

WX-78 Portrait
JUST A FEATHERY BLOB

–WX-78, when held.

Wickerbottom Portrait
It's so delicate.

–Wickerbottom, when held.

Woodie Portrait
It's stealing my warmth.

–Woodie, when held.

Waxwell Portrait
Quiet, you.

–Maxwell, when held.

Wagstaff Portrait
If only I could see through those eyes.

–Wagstaff, when held.

Wigfrid Portrait
Such fluffy feathers.

–Wigfrid, when held.

Webber Portrait
We will name it Francis.

–Webber, when held.

Walani Portrait
You're not too squished, are you?

–Walani, when held.

Warly Portrait
Let me lend you my warmth, feathered friend.

–Warly, when held.

Woodlegs Portrait
She's a cold birdy.

–Woodlegs, when held.

Wilba Portrait
WILBA CATCHETH

–Wilba, when held.

Wormwood Portrait
Needs home

–Wormwood, when held.

Wheeler Portrait
Fly me away.

–Wheeler, when held.

Winona Portrait
You're just feather and bone.

–Winona, when held.

Wortox Portrait
Mind my fingers.

–Wortox, when held.

Wilson Portrait
I find myself fresh out of crackers.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
What a fiery color of red you are.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Chatty bird!

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Is it my ears, or is this creature's chatter a lonely monologue?

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
THIS BIRD WISHES TO CONVERSATE

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
It is a colorful tropical bird.

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Shoo, filthy featherbag.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Hm. Colorful.

–Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
A brightly colored bird, native to this region.

–Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
Höld yöur töngue, bird!

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Aren't you a chatty fellow.

–Webber

Walani Portrait
Will you ever stop squawking?

–Walani

Warly Portrait
I can't recall any parrot recipes...

–Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Ye's a smart pretty bird.

–Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
HARK! HARK!

–Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Pretty Tweeter!

–Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
Could you get some of your friends together to fly me away from here?

–Wheeler

Wilson Portrait
I try not to eat anything with a name.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
What a fiery color of red you are.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
It could maybe be a friend!

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Is it my ears, or is this creature's chatter a lonely monologue?

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
YOU ARE MISSING A SHOULDER

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
I wonder if he can read?

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
I'd rather not smalltalk with a birdbrain.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Perhaps I can shut him up.

–Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
I suppose that bird is attracted to shiny objects. Interesting...

–Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
Höld yöur töngue, bird!

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Aren't you a chatty fellow.

–Webber

Walani Portrait
He's a squawkbuckler.

–Walani

Warly Portrait
Such an amiable creature. Friends?

–Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Ack! Thet's me Polly!

–Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
'TIS A BIRDIE O' RUDENESS

–Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Arrg Tweeter

–Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
A flyer and an adventurer. We've got a lot in common!

–Wheeler

Wilson Portrait
Shoo! Find some other land!

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
Does it fear fire? It should.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
It has large mouth.

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
The scavengers of land and sea.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
WINGED SCUM

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A scavenger of the Laridae Birdus family.

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Vermin of the sky.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
It is loud and irritating.

–Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
I find it disheartening to know there are seagulls here too.

–Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
Vile bird!

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
We want to throw something at you.

–Webber

Walani Portrait
Poop hawk!

–Walani

Warly Portrait
I know you're just after my cooking.

–Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
A rat wit'win's.

–Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
'TIS A BIRD O' THE SEA

–Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Sea Tweeter

–Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
I wouldn't mind if you flew me out of here.

–Wheeler

Wilson Portrait
Shoo! Find some other water!

–Wilson, while in water.

Willow Portrait
Squawk yourself.

–Willow, while in water.

Wolfgang Portrait
Taking small rest, friend?

–Wolfgang, while in water.

Wendy Portrait
As if it weren't bad enough they foul the air.

–Wendy, while in water.

WX-78 Portrait
THE WATER IS NOW UNCLEAN

–WX-78, while in water.

Wickerbottom Portrait
A scavenger of the Laridae Birdus family.

–Wickerbottom, while in water.

Woodie Portrait
Vermin of the sky.

–Woodie, while in water.

Waxwell Portrait
Rather uncivil.

–Maxwell, while in water.

Wagstaff Portrait
A little more hostile than the ones I'm used to.

–Wagstaff, while in water.

Wigfrid Portrait
Yöu föul the water yöu flöat upön!

–Wigfrid, while in water.

Webber Portrait
It must be nice to fly...and eat garbage

–Webber, while in water.

Walani Portrait
Ewww, its nethers are touching my waves...

–Walani, while in water.

Warly Portrait
I know you're just after my cooking.

–Warly, while in water.

Woodlegs Portrait
Ahoy, seafarer!

–Woodlegs, while in water.

Wilba Portrait
'TIS A BIRD O' THE SEA, ON THE SEA

–Wilba, while in water.

Wormwood Portrait
How's the water?

–Wormwood, while in water.

Wheeler Portrait
You have wings, why aren't you flying!?

–Wheeler, while in water.

Wilson Portrait
I tou-can't catch him.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
I like your nose.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Why does bird fly away from Wolfgang?

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
It sings a tortured song.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
YOU HAVE AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF NOSE

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A species known for its brightly colored bill.

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Pretty fancy lookin' bird, that.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Colorful vermin.

–Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
How does its unusually tiny neck support such a bulbous beak.

–Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
Fight with me, löng-nösed bird! And we shall dine tögether in Valhalla!

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
What a colorful beak you have!

–Webber

Walani Portrait
You could catch waves with a nose like that!

–Walani

Warly Portrait
You are all nose.

–Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Yer name wouldn't be Sam, would it?

–Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
A NOSE BY OTHER NAME 'TIS CALL'DED A BEAK

–Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Big Nose Tweeter

–Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
If you can fly with that big beak, maybe you can handle flying a person.

–Wheeler

Wilson Portrait
I bet it eats a lot of fish.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
It's got its butt in my water.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Bird smells like fish eggs.

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
She is surely an ill omen.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
IT CAN FLY, BUT IT IS STILL INFERIOR

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
What a handsome Phalacrocoracidae!

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Filthy scoundrel.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Unlike me, it has no trouble surviving out here.

–Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
Very similar to ones at home. Disappointing...

–Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
A beast öf böth sky and sea!

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
That's a big bird!

–Webber

Walani Portrait
Hang ten, stinky sea dude!

–Walani

Warly Portrait
The caviar delivery service.

–Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
A most foul seabird!

–Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
'TIS BLACK BIRDY O' THE SEA

–Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Floating Tweeter

–Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
Maybe it'll teach me how to fly.

–Wheeler

Wilson Portrait
What a pointy bill!

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
What's wrong with your face?

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Skinny bird is big beak.

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Thy sharp beak might impale me from the depths of the sea.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
A BIRD WITH LARGE BEAK MECHANISM

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
What a dear little Chloroceryle Amazona!

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Quite a beak on that one, eh?

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
A rather generous mandible.

–Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
That remarkable beak would be excellent for crushing seeds.

–Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
Pössesser öf the mightiest öf beaks!

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
For such a small bird he sure does have a big beak.

–Webber

Walani Portrait
Gnarly beak, dude.

–Walani

Warly Portrait
The beak would be excellent for spearing food.

–Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Ye live off th'ocean too?

–Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
MARRY, BUT IT HATH A BIG BEAK!

–Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Poke Nose Tweeter

–Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
What an aerodynamic beak!

–Wheeler

Wilson Portrait
An azure bird.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
Never seen a bird like that.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is blue bird.

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
A parrot as blue as me.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
BEAUTIFUL PLUMAGE DOES NOT COMPUTE

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Psittaciformes Norwegianae, perhaps?

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Beautiful plummage.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Remarkable bird.

–Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
Remarkable! Truly beautiful plumage!

–Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
A Nörwegian bird öf blue.

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Remarkable bird!

–Webber

Walani Portrait
Beautiful plumage, parrot-dude!

–Walani

Warly Portrait
Hello Polly!

–Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Blue as th'sea.

–Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
'ELLO POLLY!

–Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Blue Tweeter

–Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
Beautiful wings. Can I use 'em?

–Wheeler

Wilson Portrait
It's only carrying a couple diseases.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
Flying rats.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is little grey bird.

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
A wretched creature.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
FLYING INFECTIOUS GERM MACHINE

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A common grey specimen of the Columbidae family.

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Horrible vermin.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Filthy.

–Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
Intriguing! Pigeons flock to urban centers here as well.

–Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
Be yöu tasty?

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
That's a nice bird.

–Webber

Walani Portrait
They're sort of cute.

–Walani

Warly Portrait
Pigeon pie? No, perhaps not.

–Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Thar be only gulls on th'seas.

–Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
HEY DING A DING DING!

–Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Gray Tweeter

–Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
Fly! Fly away from here! And take me with you.

–Wheeler

Wilson Portrait
Some sort of yellow creature made of science.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
If it kicks the bucket I'm outta here.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is small yellow bird!

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Such a cheery yellow... I can't stand it.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
ITS BRAIN IS PROBABLY BIGGER THAN THE OTHER FLESHLINGS'. HA HA

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Serinus canaria. A historically useful sentinel species.

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Degenerate.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
How do these things keep getting into my world?

–Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Oh sweet songbird, sing me thy tune!

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
That's a yellow bird.

–Webber

Winona Portrait
That brings back memories.

–Winona

Wortox Portrait
Let's look out for each other, you and I.

–Wortox

Wilson Portrait
I'm not squishing you, am I?

–Wilson, when held.

Willow Portrait
You still breathing? Just checking.

–Willow, when held.

Wolfgang Portrait
Small bird fit easily in big Wolfgang hands.

–Wolfgang, when held.

Wendy Portrait
You're at my mercy, bird.

–Wendy, when held.

WX-78 Portrait
I AM EXPONENTIALLY MORE INTELLIGENT THAN YOU

–WX-78, when held.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Serinus canaria. We ought never enter a cave without one.

–Wickerbottom, when held.

Woodie Portrait
Want a peek at our prisoner, Lucy?

–Woodie, when held.

Waxwell Portrait
Bait.

–Maxwell, when held.

Wigfrid Portrait
Freedom has been wrenched from thy grasp by mine own.

–Wigfrid, when held.

Webber Portrait
Caught you!

–Webber, when held.

Winona Portrait
I should take it with me if I go spelunking.

–Winona, when held.

Wortox Portrait
Mind my paws now.

–Wortox, when held.

Wilson Portrait
It's probably fine.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
Is that infectious? We should burn it.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Bird is okay?

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Pestilence and death will soon claim you.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
TRULY DISGUSTING

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Oh, dear.

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Diseased vermin.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
You look atrocious.

–Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
What plague has besieged this innocent woodland creature?

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Uh, are you feeling okay?

–Webber

Winona Portrait
Everybody out of the mineshaft!!

–Winona

Wortox Portrait
Mortals don't usually look like that.

–Wortox

Wilson Portrait
I've never seen a live puffin before!

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
A bird! I wonder if it's tasty.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Feather bird likes water.

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Oh, to be so carefree.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
WATER FOUL

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
What a dear Fratercula corniculata!

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Filthy feathered menace.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
It's a puffin.

–Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Cutest flying meat.

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
It looks like a nice bird.

–Webber

Winona Portrait
Cute lil bird. Never seen one before.

–Winona

Wortox Portrait
I'll tell you nothin', puffin.

–Wortox

Wilson Portrait
He's just winging it.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
I haven't got any crumbs for you.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Silly bird does not matter to Wolfgang.

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Would you like to be a pie, little bird?

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
THIS ORGANIC IS EXTRA FILTHY

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
An agreeable member of the Columbidae family.

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
It's a filthy pigeon.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
How are birds getting in here?

–Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Be you tasty?

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
I should leave it alone.

–Webber

Winona Portrait
You seen one, you seen'em all.

–Winona

Wortox Portrait
I've heard they make good pie.

–Wortox

Gift Icon Downloadable Content Edit

In all DLCs, Birds inside the player's inventory will starve in 2 days unless they are fed Seeds.

In RoG, Redbirds will also appear in Autumn and Spring.

In SW, Parrots, Toucans, and Seagulls replace Redbirds, Crows, and Snowbirds respectively, in that they will drop the same type of feather. A special type of Parrot wearing a pirate hat may appear instead of a regular Parrot, mocking the player. This special Parrot will drop Dubloons instead of Seeds. Parrot and Parrot Pirates will only spawn and land on Jungle Turf, while Toucans will spawn and land on most turfs, similar to Crows. Unlike Snowbirds, Seagulls and Cormorants can be encountered at the Ocean. During Hurricane Season, Seagulls are the only birds that appear, spawning on the ground with no Turf instead of the Ocean.

Unlike any other birds, Seagulls are omnivores. They can eat food left on the ground and Ocean. During Hurricane Season, they can pick Limpet Rocks, too.

Cormorants can be encountered in the Shallow Ocean. They drop Roe instead of Seeds and eat Roe left on Ocean.

In Hamlet DLC, Redbirds, Crows, Parrots, and Toucans are present along with two new kinds of birds: the Kingfisher and the Pigeon. The Kingfisher spawns and lands on most turfs, and unlike other birds, it can eat both Meats and Seeds. In addition, it has a chance to drop Fish instead of Seeds. The Pigeon only spawns and lands in the Pig City, usually in groups. The DLC also introduces a blue variety of the Parrot, which drops Azure Feathers instead of Crimson Feathers.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

In Don't Starve Together, Canaries spawn instead of Crows near Friendly Scarecrows. It has a 5% chance of dropping Saffron Feathers when killed. When placed in a Bird Cage in Caves while the Toadstool is alive, the Canary gets poisoned after 6-12 minutes. The player can then take the bird back on the surface and free it. The Canary then drops 5-6 Saffron Feathers and flies away. Dropping a volatile Canary on the ground in the Caves will make it explode and drop 1-2 Saffron Feathers. The explosion can turn a nearby Toadstool into a Misery Toadstool. Murdering a volatile Canary only drops 1 Rot. Volatile Canaries can also be used to craft Napsacks.

Puffins were added in Return of Them and behave identically to other Birds, but will only spawn on the Ocean.

Silver Bowl The Gorge Edit

Pigeons are an exclusive bird Mob found in The Gorge event for DST. They can be caught with Bird Traps that can be purchased from Billy for five Old Coins. Alternatively, they can be purchased alive from Billy for three Old Coins. Pigeons can be Murdered to yield one Meat Scrap which can be used in a variety of recipes to satiate The Gnaw.

Icon Tools Usage Edit

Inventory slot backgroundCrowFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked Morsel
Inventory slot backgroundRedbirdFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked Morsel
Inventory slot backgroundSnowbirdFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked Morsel
Inventory slot backgroundToucanFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MorselShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundParrotFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MorselShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundParrot PirateFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MorselShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundSeagullFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MorselShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundCormorantFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MorselShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundKingfisherFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MorselHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundParrot (Hamlet)Fire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MorselHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPigeon HamletFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MorselHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundCanaryFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MorselDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundPuffinFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MorselDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundParrotInventory slot background Boards

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Inventory slot backgroundPirate HatScience MachineInventory slot backgroundPiratihatitatorShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundCanary (Volatile)Inventory slot background Shroom SkinBlueprint (rare)Inventory slot backgroundNapsack

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Don't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundCrowInventory slot background Dark PetalsInventory slot backgroundSanity Decrease

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Mad Scientist LabInventory slot backgroundDram of Psychic FortitudeDon't Starve Together iconOnly during Hallowed Nights event

Prototype Tips Edit

  • When bait-trapping Birds for their Feathers, players should make sure to do so on Turf in which specific Birds will spawn, so that they get specific Feathers. Redbirds and Snowbirds spawn most commonly on Grass Turf, while Crows spawn on Rocky Turf and all player-made turfs.
  • If one can manage to bring a Damaged Bishop from the Ruins, their ranged blasts are an effective tool to hunt birds without expending resources on Bird Traps or Boomerangs.
  • If the player doesn't want any Feathers from the Birds, cooking them alive provides a guaranteed Cooked Morsel.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Before the Naughty and Nice update, the Redbird was called "Red Bird".
  • Cormorants were added to SW more than a year after its official completion in the Home Sea Home update, after being tested in a beta branch for several months.
  • Canaries were introduced in the Warts and All update.
  • Puffins were introduced in the Turn of Tides update.
  • Meat such as Morsels previously attracted Crows, however Morsels can no longer be used as a bait in traps and will not attract Crows to their location.
  • The Snowbird is referenced as a "Winter Robin" or "Junco" in game files. A Junco is a small North American bird, unrelated to the robin.
  • The Snowbird's coloration and crest are reminiscent of the Blue Jay (a member of the crow's family, Corvidae).
  • The red Parrot appears to be based on the green-winged macaw.
  • The Toucan appears to be based in part on yellow-throated toucans.
  • The Redbird is referenced as "Robin" in game files, and uses real-life robin sounds, but the artwork is inspired by a Cardinal.
  • Woodie strongly dislikes birds. He says they are evil and should be punished.
  • Maxwell mentions that he does not know how the Crows got to the island and does not recognize the Snowbird. He says that the Redbird comes from "the fire lands", possibly meaning that there are other worlds in The Constant.
  • Crows have a lower Naughtiness level than the other birds. This might be due to the common belief of Crows representing bad omens.
  • In RoG, upon examination of a Redbird, Wilson will say, "Does that mean winter is gone?" instead of "Does that mean spring is coming?".
  • Parrot Pirates, upon being caught, will have a name and will occasionally speak from the inventory as red text appearing above the player's head.
  • When stunned, Birds can be stolen by Prime Apes and stored in their inventories.
  • Real-life canaries are extremely sensitive to oxygen deprivation. In-game Canaries getting poisoned when in caves is a reference to their historical use, warning miners that air was running out by dying.
  • Corvus brachyrhynchos, the Crow's name referred to by Wickerbottom, is a scientific name for the real-life American Crow.
  • Cardinalis (what Wickerbottom calls the Redbird) is a genus of cardinal in the family Cardinalidae.
  • Pigeons from Hamlet have different sprites than Pigeons from The Gorge.
  • A red version of the Blue Parrot is seen in the animated short Lunar Roots, however they cannot be found in game.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • If SW is installed, on a RoG world, Redbirds may spawn during Winter. Birds may also drop Seeds during Winter.
  • Birds can sometimes "land on" objects and mobs that are otherwise obstacles, such as Campfires, the Pig King or the Lake.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Mobs
Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormEwecusFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (RedBlue) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(Varg Reign of Giants icon) (BirchnutterPoison Birchnut Tree Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPirate GhostPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient SpiritGiant GrubGnat SwarmHanging VineIron HulkMantMasked PigPoison DartfrogScorpionSnaptoothSpider MonkeyVampire BatViperWeevole Hamlet icon) (Clay HoundClay VargGem DeerGrumble BeeHorror HoundLavaeMoonrock PengullShadow PiecesShattered Spider Don't Starve Together icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (QuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon) (Palm Treeguard Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Ancient HeraldLarge Iron HulkQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon) (Saladmander Don't Starve Together icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(Glommer Reign of Giants icon) (Moleworm Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (CormorantCrabbit (Beardling) • DogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenWobster Shipwrecked icon) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenParrot (Blue)PeagawkPigeonRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon) (CanaryCarratExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchMoon MothNo-Eyed DeerPuffinWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon)
Traders Pig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (BankerBeauticianCollectorEruditeFarmerFloristHatmakerHunterMinerMayor TrufflestonPig QueenProfessorShopkeepUsherWorker Hamlet icon) (Antlion Don't Starve Together icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwell
(BFBMaxameleon Hamlet icon) (BernieCrittersGestalt Don't Starve Together icon)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorInfernal SwineclopsMagma GolemPit PigRhinocebroScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder
Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Edible Items Batilisk WingButterButterfly WingsDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFishFrog LegsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyLeafy MeatLight BulbMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorselPhlegm
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (BananaBlubberDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDragoon HeartEye of the Tiger SharkFish MorselRaw FishTropical FishShark Fin Shipwrecked icon) (Coconut Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Flytrap StalkNectarPoison Dartfrog Legs Hamlet icon) (Carrot SeedsDragon FruitIceMoon Moth WingsRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon)
Crafting Resources AshesAzure FeatherBeard HairBeefalo HornBeefalo WoolBlue GemBunny PuffCharcoalCrimson FeatherFlintGearsHound's ToothJet FeatherLiving LogMosquito SackNightmare FuelPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider GlandSteel WoolStingerTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon) (Dorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDubloonsEmpty BottleHornMagic SealObsidianQuacken BeakShark GillsTurbine Blades Shipwrecked icon) (SnakeskinVenom Gland Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (ChitinDark TattersHippopotamoose AntlerInfused IronIron OrePeagawk PlumePlatapine QuillPig Skin?Pugalisk SkullThunder FeatherRopeVineWeevole Carapace Hamlet icon) (Cut GrassDesert StoneFur TuftHoneycombSaffron FeatherShroom Skin Don't Starve Together icon)
Loot Blow DartBlueprintFleshy BulbKrampus SackOrnate ChestSpider EggsShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatTam o' ShanterTentacle Spike
(Webber's Skull Reign of Giants icon) (Booty BagChest of the DepthsEyeshotHarpoonIron KeyTarnished CrownYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon) (Snake Oil Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Bandit Stash MapHalberdPetrifying BonesRoyal CrownSnake BoneSpoiled FishSwashy HatTorch Hamlet icon) (Bee Queen CrownBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeDeer AntlerFossil FragmentsLavae EggRoseShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleSketchStag Antler Don't Starve Together icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (Moleworm Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Gold NuggetGlowflyKingfisherOrange PikoParrot (Blue)PigeonPiko Hamlet icon) (CanaryCut GrassPuffin Don't Starve Together icon)

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  • Birds Aren't Spawning

    • Hey, so I'm newer to Don't Starve, and it's a great, game, but i can't figure out why birds have stopped spawning. I buil...
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    • Crows and Snowbirds anc spawn in Winter. Redbirds shouldn't.
    • Oh! Huh. I thought the Redbirds ''were'' Snowbirds. Thank you!
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