In 2008, I took the plunge into the wildlife field after several years of working a corporate job. And I landed straight into one of the wettest places in India, Agumbe! Since then I have worked on visitor engagement in conservation at a reptile zoo in Chennai and as the Chief naturalist at an eco-lodge near Ranthambore National park. The lodge campsite was my favourite patch for watching birds and other wildlife. I am happiest when I see birds doing what they do because I Iearn new things every time I step out with a pair of binoculars.