The lady who saved the falcon
Bano Haralu saves and protects Amur falcons in Nagaland
As you read this, one of nature’s greatest spectacles is unfolding in the breathtakingly beautiful North-Eastern state of Nagaland. Thousands of Amur falcons, small birds of prey, are congregating at the Doyang reservoir in Wokha district, having flown thousands of kilometres from Siberia. This is their annual stop at the reservoir; they rest and roost there before flying off to their final destination—South Africa. In total, ornithologists believe, these falcons clock almost 22,000km of flying time in a year.