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Harike Wetland

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Located near the historical city of Amritsar, this beautiful enclave is one of the most extensive wetlands in North India. The vast shallow lake is created by the confluence of Satluj and Beas river. Stretching across Punjab’s district of Amritsar, Ferozepur, Kapurthala, and Jalandhar, in 1990 Harike lake was declared as an important Ramsar site. Its splendid natural setting provides extremely favorable conditions for nesting and roosting. Besides the numerous resident birds, every year the place is filled with thousands of migratory birds making their way during winters. Harike Wetland supports many rare and endangered species some of which are listed in the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  

Species    

Pygmy goose, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Brown-headed Gull, Black-headed gull, Hen harrier, Cetti’s warbler, Pintail, Common Teal, Shoveller, Brahmini Duck  

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