Esha Munshi

India

Esha Munshi, is an architect, birdwatcher and citizen scientist. She came up with the idea of creating a reference library of feathers to be able to identify birds from their feathers. Because no such reference was available for India, she decided to document flight feathers from dead birds, noting the number of primaries, secondaries, tertials, alulas and rectrices, and creating a digital library with photographs. We arranged all feathers by type and into plates for easy viewing and comparison.