Harike Wetland, Ferozepur

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Harike Wetland, located along the Ferozepur-Amritsar border, spreads over an area of 86 sq km approximately. Owing to its international appeal, this wetland was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1999. This land was also given the status of a Ramsar Site by the International Body of Wetlands in 1990, under the UNDP. It serves as home to a large number of migratory birds, including those coming from Siberia and Arctic during winters.

The Wigeon, Shoveller, Common teal, Pintail and Brahminy duck can be seen here. The lake is a popular site for spotting Crested pochard, Common pochard and tufted duck. Tourists can see around 7 varieties of turtles and 26 varieties of fish at this place. Mammals like the Indian otter, Indian wild boar, jungle cat, Jackal and Mongoose can also be seen by visitors.

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