Rosemary Mosco

Contributor, Audubon magazine

Rosemary Mosco is a science communicator and nature cartoonist. Her nemesis bird used to be the King Eider, but she nailed that sucker in March.

Articles by Rosemary Mosco

Illustration of a hand holding a mirror showing a sparrow's face staring back in the reflection.
Meet the Little Brown Bird That Holds a Mirror Up to Humanity
April 05, 2023 — Whether we love, hate, or ignore the familiar House Sparrow, its story can teach us about how we relate to the natural world—and each other.
An illustration of 3 cartoon ducks—Surf Scoter, Northern Shoveler, and Red-breasted Merganser—each with labels describing distinctive features.
An Ode to Weird Duck Time
November 29, 2022 — Cartoonist Rosemary Mosco reflects on a season that’s special to her—and not only because she invented it.
How to Make a Comic About Birds
July 14, 2020 — Rosemary Mosco, creator of ‘Bird and Moon,’ shares tips and techniques for turning a funny idea into a cartoon.
Six Eye-Catching Warblers That Deserve Your Attention
May 08, 2019 — Spring is the ideal season to spot songbirds of every hue. Here’s your introduction to a common North American family.
The Ins and Outs of Birding With the Dead
October 05, 2018 — Liven up your life list with a trip to a cemetery. After all, they weren't just built to house bones and graves.
Why I Use Comics to Share My Love of Birds and Science
April 26, 2018 — Rosemary Mosco, creator of the comic “Bird and Moon,” on how humor, animals, and cartoons are a natural fit.
A Beginner's Guide to Reading Bird Tracks in Snow
January 10, 2018 — Telltale toes are just one of many clues.
A Beginner’s Guide to Common Bird Sounds and What They Mean
April 12, 2017 — Part two of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
A Guide to Finding Urban Owls
February 22, 2017 — You don't have to live in the middle of the woods to see an owl. Here's how and where to spot five species in towns and cities across the U.S.