The bird is one of many animals to commonly appear in Total Drama. It is normally seen flying around or standing on a tree branch watching the contestants while chirping. The bird comes in many different colors including blue, red, pink and orange.
The bird is first seen in the intro. Two of them are seen relaxing with DJ and several other animals. The moment of peace is disturbed when a dead fish falls from the sky and the animals begin to attack DJ.
In The Sucky Outdoors, as Heather is scolding Owen and Izzy (the former for claiming to be a bear hunter while the latter frightens them while wearing a bear outfit), a bird started chirping above them. Already tired and wet due to having to sleep on top of a tree, all three of them yell at it to shut up, and it falls onto the ground.
In X-Treme Torture, a pink bird is seen chirping next to a squirrel. Annoyed, the squirrel slaps the bird off of the branch that they are on. A red bird is seen in the beginning of Search and Do Not Destroy, crashing into the door of Leshawna's trailer.
In Hide and Be Sneaky, DJ and Owen were hiding on top of the main lodge without realizing the presence of the other until they saw a bird. The both of them attempt to reach for it and spot each other.
In That's Off the Chain!, DJ is testing how hard his helmet is and headbutts a tree with it, disturbing a bird at the top.
A bird is used as a shuttlecock in Million Dollar Babies during the badminton challenge between Beth and Heather. It is used again in Mutiny on the Soundstage when Duncan has to play with a bear after failing to give the correct answer to Chef Hatchet.
When the new contestants are introduced, Cameron is excited to see a flock of birds until they fly past him, causing him to fall to the lower decks.
In Truth or Laser Shark, Dawn is seen talking to a blue bird while hanging upside down from her bed. Their conversation is interrupted by Dakota who tells them to shut up, as she is trying to sleep. After Dawn remarks that it looks like someone threw up on Dakota's aura, Dakota yells at her to go eat a worm. The bird then regurgitates a worm and offers it to Dawn, who politely declines it.
In A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, a bird bounces on a log Brick is using to work out. It stays there even as the log is transferred from Brick to Lightning. Later, it lands on one of the girls' side windows of the Toxic Rats' cabin. It is horrified to see a naked Jo exercising and even vomits in response.
In Eat, Puke and Be Wary, three pink birds are disintegrated by a laser-eyed squirrel at the beginning of the episode.
In Food Fright, Cameron was attacked by several birds after he was flung out of the obstacle course and disturbed their nest. At the beginning of Moon Madness, Courtney realizes that she misses Scott (who is away for exile duty at Boney Island) when she sees an orange bird (which is the same color as Scott's hair) and even sounded like him. When the Blue Harvest Moon appears, the orange bird attacks an intern by flying towards him at high speed. The intern quickly closes the Spa Hotel door but the bird easily breaks through it. Several blue birds are also seen attacking the Heroic Hamsters. At one point, Mal (Mike's evil personality) is seen talking to a blue bird to help him to cause havoc among the contestants. When a suspicious Duncan confronts him, Mal sends the bird to attack him. Duncan later throws his meat hat away in order to lure the bird and several squirrels who are attacking Gwen away from them.
In No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition, a blue bird with three eyes is among the mutated animals that were sent to the Fun Zone on Boney Island after the events of the previous season. Duncan tries to take its egg and promises to bring it back. When the bird starts crying, Duncan tries to comfort it only for him to start crying as well.
Duncan meets the bird again in Suckers Punched where he needs to fight it in a boxing match. Despite giving out several threats, Duncan refuses to fight the bird as it is defenseless and forfeits the match. When Duncan is using the confession booth later, the bird joins him.
In Sundae Muddy Sundae, a bird is disgusted by Courtney's sundae and vomits on it, making it inedible.
In The Final Wreck-ening, many birds appear flying away from the island when it sinks into the lake at the end of the episode.
This season introduces another animal-loving contestant, Ella, whose singing draws in the fauna of Pahkitew Island. Among the animals frequently seen shadowing her are birds of various colors including pink, blue, purple, and green. In So, Uh This Is My Team?, while Ella is falling a little bird comes up to her, she greets it and offers to sing it a song. The same bird then slows her fall down. During the challenge she continues to prance around singing whilst being accompanied by birds. When Ella uses the confessional, a few birds are seen amongst the animals that are with her. Also, when Ella picks up the bucket of glitter, the birds are seen getting hit by the tennis balls Chef is firing.
In Mo Monkey Mo Problems, Ella reveals a purple bird's name to be "Allen". Later in the episode, Ella's bird friends follow her as she performs her last song, having been eliminated from the competition. They lower her into the Cannon of Shame at its conclusion, and also assist her when she flies out and away from Pahkitew Island. Earlier in the episode, In Hurl and Go Seek, a heartbroken Dave yells at two birds chirping happily to each other, making them look at him awkwardly.
In None Down, Eighteen to Go - Part 1, when Carrie attempts to explain to Devin that the challenge is supposed to be safe, an orange bird flies onto the safety railing of the CN tower, causing it to fall down. A red bird appears in Little Bull on the Prairie as one of the animals Owen hits while driving.
- There are a total of seven types of birds that appear in the series, not counting the duck, the eagle, the seagull, the woodpecker and the Stymphalian Canadian Geese.