For the Birds was a collaboration artist Dan Allende and the National Aviary in celebration of National Migratory Bird Day. For the Birds was a 30-minute abstract bird show without narrative, preformed twice in the National Aviary’s Flight Zone Theatre. The goal of the project was to create a better bird show, a bird show that was free of didacticism and did not pretend that anything about the the experience was anything but synthetic. For the Birds was a visual symphony designed to inspire respect for the beauty of birds. The performance was comprised of eight short skits, involving one bird each, and multiple performers. In For the Birds, the birds became part of the creative process. This shift alters our perspective as humans, highlights the surreal environment and sets the human performers on level footing with their avian counterparts.