The name of a movie from 1973 directed by Jerry Schatzberg and written by Garry Michael White. It starred Gene Hackman and Al Pacino. Hackman made the remark once that this was his favorite piece of work.
It's the story of an ex-con, Max (Hackman), who has been saving his money to achieve his dream of opening a car wash in Pittsburgh. Pacino plays Lionel, a guy trying to find his kid who was born while he was at sea.
It's a buddy movie, and one of the best of the genre. The title comes from the fact that Lionel believes that instead of scarecrows scaring birds, birds find them amusing.
I'm not sure if this film would stand the test of time, but I do know that when it came out, I assigned my freshman college English class to see it and write about it. Most of them seemed to like it as much as I did.