In The Nilgiris: Bokkapuram’s Birdman

The author Vishakha George talks to Siddan also loving known as kuruvi Siddan, a resident of Bokkapuram, a village in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. Siddan had to drop out from school at class 8 but at the age 23, a chance opportunity to accompany naturalists conducting a bird census in the region made him become enamoured with birds. Read about his story, his bird watching experiences and his hopes of how forest-based occupations will save the youngsters from the evils of alcoholism.

Image: Sushmitha Ramakrishnan

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