Luscinia was written by Rob Lachlan while employed at the Institute of Biology, Leiden University, the Netherlands, supported by a NWO Evolution & Behaviour grant, and at the Department of Biology, Duke University, USA.

The program has benefitted greatly from the feedback and ideas of Rob's colleagues, especially those who suffered through the early versions of the program: Bram Koese, Peter-Paul Jonker, Lennart Verhagen, Catarina Castro, Anna Koetz, Marie Holvaeck, Paula den Hartog, Machteld Verzijden, Hans Slabbekoorn, Katharina Riebel, Carel ten Cate.