GROWING UP IN CANADIAN CITIES with a bird-watching mom, Rosemary Mosco was no stranger to pigeons. “You can’t help but notice,” she says. Other kids sometimes even brought injured pigeons to Mosco, trusting her to shepherd them to a nearby wildlife care center.
Eventually, Mosco wanted to learn more about the lives and lineages of these neighborhood fixtures. “I was interacting with them, but it took a long time for me to realize that they weren’t native to the area and wonder why they were here,” she says. “I’ve always thought they are kind of cooler than a lot of people think.”