A Box of Birds is the eleventh studio album by Australian alternative rock group, The Church, which was released in 1999. It consists of cover versions of tracks by artists who were influential on the group's music.
The album was released after the band's decision to abandon an already-complete live album and was recorded and mixed in 10 days. Guitarist Marty Willson-Piper said the band had played several covers in its gigs over the years including The Porpoise Song," "It's All Too Much" and "Cortez the Killer"—"and we thought, why not put them on a record. So we came along with our own ideas. Tim wanted to do an Iggy Pop number, Peter wanted "Cortez", Steve wanted Kevin Ayres and I wanted to do Alex Harvey. We had to pick 10 after an initial list of about 40."