a pigeon in a spotlight, as though on a stage

A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching: Getting to Know the World's Most Misunderstood Bird

by Rosemary Mosco Author

Until the last century, the pigeon was a close friend of humanity. We kept them as pets, raced them, trained them to carry messages, used their poop for fertilizer, and even cooked and ate them. Now, unfortunately, all that has been forgotten. Often maligned as "rats with wings," the pigeon has become a scorned and misunderstood creature. In this guide to pigeons, author Rosemary Mosco takes the reader on a journey through the history of the pigeon, and provides you with all the tips and tricks you need to do your best pigeon watching in the wild. Determined to restore the pigeon to its place as a cherished companion, Mosco uses her skills as a science communicator, cartoonist, writer, and bird lover to help us change our minds. An entertaining and informative read.