Harike Lake Wildlife Bird Sanctuary
This Sanctuary is located at a distance of 58 km. from Amritsar on Kot Isa Khan- Harike Road. This Sanctuary is spread over 8,600.00 ha of Government area that falls in Ferozepur, Taran Tarn and Kapurthala Districts. Harike pond area was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary vide Punjab Government Notification No.34(21)92 Ft-IV/10818 dated 8.9.1992 for a period of 10 years and final Notification was issued vide Punjab Government No. 34/7/99-Ft-IV/16393 dt. 18.11.1999. The sanctuary attracts large number of migratory birds during the winter months. Important species of birds like Large Cormorant, Darter, Purple Moorhen, Bar-headed Goose, Pintail, Common Teal, Pigeon, Shoveller, Common Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, White eyed Pochard are found in this Sanctuary. Harike Sanctuary is a Ramsar site of International importance declared on 23/03/1990.
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