About 5,000 migratory birds has arrived at Gharana Wetland Conservation Reserve along the International border in the outskirts of Jammu, an official said. Located about 30 km from Jammu, Gharana is surrounded by wetlands of Makwal, Kukdian, Abdullian and Pargwal where more than 170 resident and migratory bird species, such as bar-headed geese, gadwalls, common teals, purple swamp hens, Indian moor hens, black-winged stilts, cormorants, egrets and green shanks flock during the winter – making it a treat for bird watchers.
Around 5,000 bar-headed geese and birds of many other species have arrived at Gharana in R S pura sector. Their number is expected to increase manifold in the coming weeks, Wildlife warden, Jammu, Shahzad Chowdary said, adding all necessary measures were being taken to ensure the safety of the winged guests.
Source: Times of India