Exhibit 5.1


  555 Eleventh Street, N.W., Suite 1000
  Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  Tel: +1.202.637.2200 Fax: +1.202.637.2201
  Austin   Milan
  Beijing   Moscow
  Boston   Munich
  Brussels   New York
  Century City   Orange County
November 9, 2021   Chicago   Paris
  Dubai   Riyadh
  Düsseldorf   San Diego
Bird Global, Inc.   Frankfurt   San Francisco
406 Broadway, Suite 369   Hamburg   Seoul
Santa Monica, California 90401   Hong Kong   Shanghai
  Houston   Silicon Valley
  London   Singapore
  Los Angeles   Tokyo
Re: Bird Global, Inc. – Registration Statement on Form S-8   Madrid   Washington, D.C.
  File No. 067628-0002

To the addressees set forth above:

We have acted as special counsel to Bird Global, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the preparation and filing by the Company on the date hereof with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), relating to the issuance of up to 127,236,149 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (the “Shares”), which may be issued pursuant to the Bird Global, Inc. 2021 Incentive Award Plan (the “Incentive Plan”), the Bird Global, Inc. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”) and the Bird Global, Inc. Amended and Restated 2017 Stock Plan (together with the Incentive Plan and the ESPP, each, a “Plan”). This opinion is being furnished in connection with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Act, and no opinion is expressed herein as to any matter pertaining to the contents of the Registration Statement or related prospectuses, other than as expressly stated herein with respect to the issuance of the Shares.

As such counsel, we have examined such matters of fact and questions of law as we have considered appropriate for purposes of this letter. With your consent, we have relied upon certificates and other assurances of officers of the Company and others as to factual matters without having independently verified such factual matters. We are opining herein as to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, and we express no opinion with respect to any other laws.

Subject to the foregoing and the other matters set forth herein, it is our opinion that, as of the date hereof, when the Shares shall have been duly registered on the books of the transfer agent and registrar therefor in the name or on behalf of the purchasers, and have been issued by the Company for legal consideration in excess of par value in the circumstances contemplated by the applicable Plan, assuming in each case that the individual grants or awards under the applicable Plan are duly authorized by all necessary corporate action and duly granted or awarded and exercised in accordance of the law and the applicable Plan (and the agreements and awards duly adopted thereunder and in accordance therewith), the issue and sale of the Shares will have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action of the Company, and the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable. In rendering the foregoing opinion, we have assumed that the Company will comply with all applicable notice requirements regarding uncertificated shares provided in the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

November 9, 2021

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This opinion is for your benefit in connection with the Registration Statement and may be relied upon by you and by persons entitled to rely upon it pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Act. We consent to your filing this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.


/s/ Latham & Watkins LLP