It's the largest wetland in northern India (806 square km apparently), just downstream of the confluence of the Beas and Sutlej river. Going to a wetland in Punjab, a part of me was scared of what I might see, the amount of pollution in this state is disgusting. At the actual confluence, you can see the difference in the water of the two rivers so clearly, the Beas is brown and the Sutlej black and putrid with industrial and urban waste. But apart from that, the wetland is in surprisingly good condition. There are some areas where because of the pollution, the area is choked with water hyacinths. Hopefully they'll clear it up soon, would be nice if they didn't have to call in the army to do it this time. Unfortunately we didn't see any Indus river dolphins or smooth-coated otters but the bird life there is fantastic. Being new to birding, trying to identify and record them was quite overwhelming for me. But I tried (and asked the researches to help with a lot of them). All the migratory species have been late in arriving this year (all over India), but even then, I had enough to excite me. Quite irritated that there's some we couldn't identify..
List for the day (including the common/urban ones):
Time to watch the new season of Austin Stevens :)