Soar above man's vaunted works,
Reclaiming wind from towers, lights
Until you dive--fresh fish today--
And take your meal from depths to heights.
This is no sudden accident.
Your daring circles were inscribed
Before the burning stars began
Or ever passed forbidden fruit
Across the changing lips of man.
And God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens." So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Note: In Genesis, we see God creating the heavens and the earth, the plants and the sun and the moon, and then on the fifth day the birds and sea creatures. Since the Lord planned us before any of it was made, I presume he also planned the birds in advance.