We're pretty infatuated with this brand new print from nature cartoonist Rosemary Mosco, creator of Bird and Moon comics. The premise is simple: Assign each a bird a catch phrase that sounds similar to the sound it makes in the wild. By remembering the catch phrase, you can better identify the sound – and the bird that makes it!
According to Mosco, this is a common technique among birdwatchers, who "often memorize bird sounds by thinking of them in terms of human words." The chirping of a Carolina Wren, for instance, sounds a lot like "teakettle!" (Pictured above is the mnemonic guide to Western North American Birds; the Carolina Wren appears on Mosco's complementary guide to Eastern North American Birds.)
"This poster guide makes a great gift for animal lovers, teachers, [and] hikers," writes Mosco, "and any birds who sometimes have a hard time thinking of things to say."
Mostly we love the idea of a bird who's call sounds like cheeseburger.