The Great Silence is a short story by Ted Chiang. You can read it online here. It begins,
The humans use Arecibo to look for extraterrestrial intelligence. Their desire to make a connection is so strong that they’ve created an ear capable of hearing across the universe.
But I and my fellow parrots are right here. Why aren’t they interested in listening to our voices?
The reading challenge I'm involved in calls for science fiction for May.