For the Birds:
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The Birdsong Project Vol. I
Released May 25
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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
  • UNKLE
  • 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
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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
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Featuring Artists
  • Alice Coltrane, Elliot Bergman
  • David Cale
  • Thomas Bartlett
  • Poppy Ackroyd
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chelsie Diane
  • Paul Cantelon
  • SQÜRL
  • 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
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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
  • GEORGIA
  • 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
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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
  • YOKO ONO & ANOHNI
  • 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.

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. Audubon is delighted to be a beneficiary of The Birdsong Project, which was produced by Grammy Award-winning music supervisor Randall Poster. Original music, artwork, and poetry performances will be available on digital streaming platforms and a limited-edition LP box set. All proceeds will benefit Audubon's mission to protect birds and the places they need.

Stream Volumes I - IV now, and stay tuned for updates on the September release of the final volume. To get Birdsong Project updates, sign up here.

The National Audubon Society will receive 20% of your box set purchase price and 100% of royalties generated by the digital streaming of all For the Birds: The Birdsong Project audio tracks, subject to the various terms of operation and fees associated with each individual digital streaming platform.

 

 


 

 

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