For the Birds:

A movement inspiring conservation through art.
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The Birdsong Project Vol. I
Released May 25
Featuring Artists
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
  • Beck
  • Alaska Reid & A. G. Cook
  • Danielle Haim
  • Karen Elson
  • Michael Rother & Vittoria Maccabruni
  • Jim James
  • Josh Kaufman feat. Annie Nero
  • Mike Campbell
  • Wally Wolodarsky
  • Alex Somers
  • Mark Ronson feat. Damon Albarn & Wale
  • Emily Cross
  • Jelani Cobb
  • Beach House
  • Natalie Bergman
  • Uwade
  • Spring Summer
  • El Búho feat. Emilie Basez
  • Darius Christian & Reginald Chapman
  • Blake Mills
  • Richard Reed Parry
  • Tennessee Thomas
  • Kaoru Watanabe
  • Terry Riley
  • Tawiah
  • Elliot Bergman
  • Ray Young Bear
  • Jack Kornfeld
  • Hatis Noit
  • Tyondai Braxton
  • Lee Ranaldo
  • Kurt Vile
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Haden Triplets
  • Donald Ray Pollock
  • Karen O
  • Molly Lewis
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa
  • James McAlister
  • Nick Rhodes & Wendy Bevan
  • Adam Green
  • Suzzy Roche
Cover art: Dan Attoe, Brian Calvin, Simone Shubuck, Amy Tan.
The Birdsong Project Vol. II
Released June 24
Featuring Artists
  • Dan Deacon
  • Very Nice Person
  • Bobby Cannavale
  • Elvis Costello
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Andrew Wyatt
  • Jonathen Franzen
  • Michael Uzowuru
  • Aska Matsumiya
  • Le Ren
  • Ada Limon & Molly Rosen
  • Mary Lattimore
  • Jorie Graham
  • Olivia Chaney
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Inara George & Van Dyke Parks
  • Calexico
  • Siddhartha Khosla
  • Ganavya
  • Jason Chronis & Ramesh
  • Alice Waters
  • Sam Prekop
  • Shearwater
  • Florence Welch
  • CUP
  • Ebe Oke
  • Douglas Dare & EERA
  • Cecile Believe
  • Eleanor Friedberger
  • Natasha Lyonne
  • Buzzy Lee
  • Ann Beattie
  • Girlpool
  • Stephin Merritt
  • Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks
  • Bob Balaban
  • Michael Penn
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Hania Rani
  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Brady Corbet
  • Isabella Summers
  • Cosmo Sheldrake
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Roddy Bottom
  • Claude Fontaine
  • Seu George & Flor
  • Dexter Story
  • Tim Blake Nelson
Cover art: Sabrina Bosco, Chris Johanson, Hugo Guinness, Penny Davenport.
The Birdsong Project Vol. III
Released July 29
Featuring Artists
  • Alice Coltrane, Elliot Bergman
  • David Cale
  • Thomas Bartlett
  • Poppy Ackroyd
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chelsie Diane
  • Paul Cantelon
  • Hidden Orchestra, Tim Southorn
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay, Lorrie Moore
  • Emile Haynie
  • W.S. Merwin, Regina King
  • Ada Limón, Wendell Pierce
  • Hawley & LOZAC'H
  • Natalie Bergman
  • Rayna Gellert
  • Loudon Wainwright III
  • W.S. Merwin, Greta Gerwig
  • Vanbur
  • Joachim Cooder
  • Billy Collins, Conor Oberst
  • Daniel Lanois
  • Devendra Banhart
  • Meg Baird
  • Stuart Bogie
  • W.S. Merwin, Antonio Campos
  • Jim Harrison, Jason Schwartzman
  • Allen Ginsberg, Larry Ratso Sloman
  • Stella Donnely
  • Koa Kalish
  • Wyldest
  • Jorie Graham
  • Atlas Sound, L'Rain
  • Adrock
  • Carla dal Forno
  • W.S. Merwin, John Burnham Schwartz
  • Gyða Valtýsdóttir
  • Thurston Moore, Wobbly
  • Marcelo Zarvos
  • Adam Zagajewski, Sandor Katz
  • Makaya McCraven
  • Laurie Anderson
  • John Cale
  • Rita Dove
  • Woodkid
  • Ben Lukas Boysen
  • Galway Kinnell, Michelle Williams
  • Arthur Jeffes
  • Koreless
  • Masayoshi Fujita
  • Eluvium
  • Li-Young Lee, Nana Mensah
  • Meara O'Reilly
Cover art: Sabrina Bosco, Chris Johanson, Hugo Guinness, Penny Davenport.
The Birdsong Project Vol. IV
Released August 26
Featuring Artists
  • Victoria Legrand
  • The Album Leaf
  • Nick Zinner
  • Andrew Bird
  • Jane Alexander
  • Juliette Commagere
  • Sam Amidon
  • Suzan-Lori Parks
  • Cassandra Jenkins
  • Steve Gunn
  • Mark Mothersbaugh
  • George Saunders
  • Haley Fohr feat. Rob Frye
  • Elvis Perkins
  • Edward Hirsch
  • Carlos Niño & Nate Mercereau feat. Kamasi Washington
  • Midori Hirano
  • Graydon Carter
  • ROB
  • Doug Wieselman
  • Daniel Blumberg & Billy Steiger
  • Arturo O’Farrill
  • Cazzie David
  • Anthony Roth Costanzo
  • Angela McCluskey & The Cantelon Ensemble
  • Sam Mendes
  • Robert Ames
  • Sofia Subercaseaux
  • Angélica Negrón
  • Briana Marela
  • Edwina von Gal
  • Domenica Fossati & Stuart Bogie
  • Craig Wedren
  • John Lithgow
  • Daniele Luppi
  • Anton Pearson (Squid)
  • Olivia Wilde
  • Julian Lage & Bill Frisell
  • Mac McCaughan
  • Chris Watson
  • Toni Collette
  • Chilly Gonzales
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Julia Holter
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  • Jana Winderen
  • Michael Pollan
Cover art: Thomas Campbell, Elsa Kuhn/In Felt We Trust, Igor Moritz, Jeff Olsson.
The Birdsong Project Vol. V
Released September 30
Featuring Artists
  • Bette Midler
  • Nico Muhly
  • Philip Glass, performed by Maki Namekawa
  • Stephen Park
  • Balmorhea
  • Odessa Young
  • Holland Andrews
  • Christiane Amanpour
  • Anna Clyne feat. Nathalie Joachim
  • Daniel Thorne
  • Ocean Vuong
  • Gabrielle Calvocoressi
  • Peter Broderick
  • David Van Tieghem
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Alexandre Desplat
  • Bibio
  • Winslow Bright
  • Annie Gosfield
  • David Rothenberg and Benedicte Maurseth
  • Michael Keaton
  • Sarah Davachi
  • Riley Keough
  • Animal Collective
  • My Cat Is An Alien
  • Grace Gummer
  • Julianna Barwick
  • Sam Gendel
  • Money Mark
  • Adrien Brody
  • Tommy Guerrero
  • Shabaka Hutchings feat. Esperanza Spalding
  • Joy Harjo
  • Zander Schloss
  • Robert M Thomas x Daisy Chute
  • Liam Neeson
  • Mamadou Kelly
  • Evan Parker & John Coxon
  • Elliot Bergman
  • Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi
  • Carter Burwell
  • Randall Poster
  • Lili Taylor
  • Anne Müller
  • Rosa Arnold and Jeanita Vriens of the Ragazze Quartet
  • Hailey Benton Gates
Cover art: Danny Romeril, Audun Lund Alvestad, Barrie Goshko, Florence Hutchings.

For The Birds: The Birdsong Project is now a GRAMMY Nominee for Best Boxed or Limited Edition Package


At a time when the world quieted and people globally were forced to isolate at home, their eyes and ears tuned into the little songsters right outside their windows every day: birds.

For The Birds: The Birdsong Project is a historic and unprecedented outpouring of creativity by more than 220 music artists, actors, literary figures, and visual artists, all coming together to celebrate the joy birds bring to our lives and elevate the message they have for us about the environmental threats we all face. The Birdsong Project was produced by Randall Poster, the GRAMMY Award-winning producer and music supervisor known for his longtime work with Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese. It was conceived and inspired by Executive producer Rebecca Reagan, who brought a grand creative vision and wisdom to the project. Additional executive producers are Elliot Bergman, Stewart Lerman, and Lee Ranaldo. The project features a who's-who of decorated actors, Pulitzer prize winners, top musicians, and beyond, including Olivia Wilde, Sean Penn, Robert Pattinson, Greta Gerwig, Mark Ronson, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, Ad-Rock, Bette Midler, Danielle Haim, Florence Welch and hundreds more. The Producers and Artists of this collection are proud donors to the National Audubon Society and its mission to protect birds and the places they need today, tomorrow, and for all of our futures. Original music, artwork, and poetry performances are available on digital streaming platforms and as a limited-edition LP box set. 

Stream all five volumes now and don't miss the entire 20LP vinyl box set collection, now available to order. To get The Birdsong Project updates, sign up here. 

GRAMMY® Nominee
Best Boxed or Limited Edition Package

As part of its mission to protect birds and the places they need, the National Audubon Society is a proud supporter of For The Birds: The Birdsong Project. Proceeds from For The Birds: The Birdsong Project vinyl box sets benefit the National Audubon Society.





Volume V


Check out every available volume of The Birdsong Project here. 



Introducing The Birdsong Project: What the Birds Tell Us

Volumes I, II, and III of For the Birds: The Birdsong Project are streaming now to benefit Audubon’s bird conservation mission and celebrate the joy of birds.

For The Birds: The Birdsong Project Box Set

GRAMMY Nominee for Best Boxed or Limited Edition Package

Some of Music’s Biggest Names Create a Trove of New Tunes to Help Birds

The man behind your favorite film soundtracks wants to build a joyful movement around bird conservation. On ‘For the Birds: The Birdsong Project,’ he’s enlisted musical legends and silver-screen icons to help.

Get Involved

Here are some ways that you can enjoy and protect birds today.

Know Birds

Audubon App

Download the Free Audubon Bird Guide App

Our recently redesigned app is loaded with features and provides profiles of more than 800 North American species.

Get to Know These 20 Common Birds

Want to put names to species you regularly see? Start here.

See How Climate Change Will Affect Birds Near You

Learn about Audubon's most recent science report: Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Help Birds


Make Your Home More Bird-Friendly

From your windows to what plants you grow, there are many ways to make your sanctuary a safe place for avian visitors.
How to Help

Donate Today

Learn more about gifts and other ways you can help birds.

Build a Nest Box

The Audubon Birdhouse Book has step-by-step directions for homes for a variety of species, including screech-owls.

Enjoy Birds


Discover the Joy of Birds

They can bring us happiness in so many ways.
Audubon Photography Awards

Check Out the Winners of the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

The finest images and videos from this year's contest provide a stunning glimpse into the lives of birds.

Check Out More Bird Art

Audubon Mural Project

See Vivid Murals of Birds Threatened by Climate Change

The Audubon Mural Project works with artists to create avian art across Harlem, where John James Audubon once lived.
Audubon Magazine

Visit 'The Aviary'

Where birds inspire art, awe, and action. A project from "Audubon" magazine.

Take a Tour of Audubon's 'Bird From Home' Photo Project

We asked three professional photographers to document the birdlife around them during the pandemic. Here's their favorite shots.

Read About Other Bird-Inspired Artists


How an Acclaimed Composer Found His Musical Voice Through Birdsong

Decades after a songbird's whirling melody set him on a new artistic path, John Luther Adams is more determined than ever to help us hear the planet's power and wild beauty—and fight to protect it.

Unraveling the Mystery of the Caracara

In “A Most Remarkable Creature,” musician Jonathan Meiburg seeks to understand one of the world’s most peculiar birds.

How Birding Ended This Indie Musician's Creative Block

Birds sparked Stephan Nance's recovery from trauma. Now their sets have so many avian shout-outs, fans get a checklist to catch them all.