Bird memes, or “Birb memes” are hardly a new phenomenon. According to Know Your Meme, the earliest mention of the cutesty term “birb” happened in 2012. That’s a whopping 9 years of meme-speak dedicated to our flappy avian friends. In that time, bird memes have gotten weirder – taking influence from cursed images and nihilist shitposters to make for some very dank and very surreal image macros. We’ve rounded up some good ones in this gallery, but if you find yourself needing more of this birb content, check out ther/birdmemes subreddit. You won’t be disappointed.