A bit of avian wordplay. Think A Prairie Home Companion and Elvis Costello meet a busload of avid birders.
You can find 47 birds in the song (or 48, depending on how you count goose and gander).
"For the Birds" was written by Matt Clark, Executive Director of Johnson Creek Watershed Council, an environmental non-profit in Portland, Oregon.
A heartfelt thank you to Joe (yay, Portland Audubon), Kyle (who flew in his track from Austin, TX), Marty, Seth and of course, Abby for generously contributing your artistic talents! Thank you to Kyle and Alyssa for the punny song credits.
Download it for free and please share. If you do choose to pay a little something, all proceeds will support Johnson Creek Watershed Council's work benefiting the birds, salmon, and otters that make Johnson Creek their home.
We thought about posting the lyrics here, but that would spoil the fun. If you're truly stumped (or if you have an outrageous bird pun to share), e-mail Matt (matt [at] jcwc [dot] org).
released 01 February 2014
Matt Clark - Purple Martin Guitar, bass, vo-gulls
Joe-bird Liebezeit - Mandolin Duck
Seth Lorinczi - Producerulean Warbler
Abby Sarmac - Vo-gulls
Kyle Scott - Singing Saw-whet Owl
Marty Urman - Great Blue Heron Artist
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