Migratory birds from different countries have started arriving at Punjab’s Harike wetland.

 

About ‘Harike Wetland’

  • Harike wetland, spread over 86 square kilometers in Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, and Kapurthala districts, serves as a home to rare species of migratory water birds during the winter season.
  • Harike Wetland also known as “Hari-ke-Pattan”, with the Harike Lake in the deeper part of it, is the largest wetland in northern India.
  • The wetland and the lake were formed by constructing the headworks across the Sutlej river in 1953.
  • The headworks is located downstream of the confluence of the Beas and Sutlej rivers just south of Harike village.
  • It has been designated as one of the Ramsar sites in India.
  • Apart from the Harike wetland, migratory water birds also arrive at Keshopur Miani wetland, Nangal wetland, Ropar wetland, Kanjli wetland and Beas river wetland in Punjab.