Photo: Rock Pigeons, Andrew Birkey/ Audubon Photography Awards

Rock Pigeon History, Biology and Behavior with Rosemary Mosco on December 7

Photo: Rock Pigeons, Andrew Birkey/ Audubon Photography Awards

Thursday, December 7, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This is virtual class.

Cost: ASNV Members: $10 (Non-members: $15)

Registration is required.

The Rock Pigeon is such a familiar sight that you may never have noticed its beautiful iridescent throat plumage. Did you know that this species was domesticated over 5,000 years ago?

The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) presents Rosemary Mosco, author of A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching, for an author talk on her book that takes a closer look at this common bird. Her travel-sized book details pigeons’ coloration, field marks, and anatomy. But it’s more than a field guide. It’s also an informative account of pigeon history, biology, and behavior, complete with Mosco’s delightful illustrations and a hefty dose of puns. Join this talk for a dive into the science, history, biology and behavior of the Rock Pigeon.

Rosemary Mosco is a science writer and naturalist who makes books and cartoons that connect people with the natural world. She has her Masters in Science Communications from the University of Vermont. She is the author of the popular webcomic Bird and Moon and has authored a number of children’s books about nature and wildlife.