The Meaning of a Seagull Sighting

The Meaning of a Seagull Sighting

Life is as Limitless as the Sky

In searching for the meaning of a seagull sighting, my appreciation for this bird of flight and fearlessness grew immensely. Having grown up near the beach, my view of the seagull was that of a pesky scavenger and opportunist, but now those traits don’t seem so negative. The spiritual symbolism of the seagull is deep and rich and far beyond anything I ever expected to find.

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In the realm of spirit animals, it is thought that anything with wings has the ability to travel between realms and dimensions seamlessly. They carry the messages between us and the spirit world too. This brought to mind the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who in his search for “more” and “meaning” found himself exploring places far from home. For him, the spirit of the gull is the symbol of human spiritualism.

“We can lift ourselves out of ignorance,

we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and

intelligence and skill.

We can be free! We can learn to fly!”

~Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Seagull Symbolism

The Squak: A seagull sighting can be a reminder to find your voice and be fearless when speaking your mind.

The Flight: A seagull sighting reminds us to view life from different perspectives, solve problems by looking at them from different angles, and that we have the ability to rise (fly) above our circumstances too.

The Resourceful Recycler: Anyone knows that one man’s junk is often a seagull’s treasure, whether it’s food, something that catches their fancy for a moment, or something they can use for temporary nesting also.

Mobility and Adaptability: Seagulls can live near the ocean or inland. You can find them near saltwater or freshwater too. They have the ability to sense storms and dangers and also remove themselves from harm’s way.

Other symbolic keywords that can be associated with a seagull sighting are cunning, perseverance, fearlessness, survival, and freedom, just to mention a few. It’s almost as though Spirit shows us through animals that we are often living within self-made limits. Seeing animals as a mirror of mankind, we are certainly shown just how limitless we really are.

Totem Animal and Spirit Animal

According to, when you have the seagull as your totem animal, “… you know an opportunity when you see one ….” And as mentioned earlier, you have the ability to make the most out of whatever resources are available to you. Thus, you are creative and productive. You likely have respect for others, yet you’re not afraid to test the boundaries and challenge others to rise beyond known abilities. You are not afraid to confront others if need be, often looking them straight in the eye. As your spirit animal, you can absolutely tap into the seagull’s ability to cross dimensions, giving you a sixth sense and intuition that seems to come directly from Spirit.

Another reason you may have the seagull as your spirit animal is your connection to Spirit. As a result, you can channel messages because as we all know, both seagulls and Spirit always have something to say. Alternatively, you may be a teacher of sorts—someone with important information that would certainly be helpful to share with others.

A Seagull Sighting in Your Dreams

Dreaming of a seagull sighting can have many meanings, depending on the circumstances. If you are a bird in flight, you can assume that you have risen above a situation that may have been challenging or restricting. And if you choose, you can look at the event from a different perspective or you can remove yourself from it once and for all by flying away.

If you see a sick or even dead gull in your dreams, it can be an indication that you are removed from your spiritual path and even separate from loved ones in a way that makes you feel sad and empty. Have you ever seen a seagull seem to fly in place, almost like a hummingbird? If you have this kind of seagull sighting in your dreams, it is a symbol of your spiritual strength and stamina. However, if you are not healing from something that’s holding you down, then a seagull sighting symbolizes your readiness to take flight and soar above restrictions.

If you thought of seagulls negatively in the past, or never gave them a second thought at all, perhaps this article has helped you view them in a different light, just as I now do. The seagull deserves just as much respect as all other spirit animals.

Now that you know more about the seagull, are you looking forward to your next seagull sighting?

If you want to read our other animal sighting articles, you can find them here.

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