Melanie Daniels is a rich society girl, who meets handsome Mitch Brenner at a pet store. After he leaves, she decides to follow him with two lovebirds, a present for his baby sister. Shortly after she arrives at Mitch's quiet hometown of Bodega Bay, strange things seem to happen to the local birds - causing them to attack without provocation.
- Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels
- Rod Taylor as Mitch Brenner
- Jessica Tandy as Lydia Brenner
- Suzanne Pleshette as Annie Hayworth
- Veronica Cartwright as Cathy Brenner
The film has no musical score, however composer Bernard Herrmann is credited as "Sound Consultant."