Commonly referred to as Harike Wildlife Sanctuary, this sanctuary was declared as bird sanctuary in the year 1982. It is sited at the confluence of Sutlej River & Beas River, along the border of Ferozpur-Amritsar. Declared as a Ramsar site, in fact the largest wetland in North India, the site covers an area of around 86 sq. km.
The sanctuary houses a wide variety of birds which includes migratory birds from different regions of Arctic and Siberia. The sanctuary is home to around 375 species of birds. Aside from shoveller, common teal, pintail, brahminy duck and wigeon, one can also get to see around 45,000 ducks during migratory season.
Besides, one can also spot other animals such as jungle cat, Indian wild boar, jackal etc in this sanctuary. The best time to visit is during the months of November to March.