Asian Wetland Conservation Bureau, Delhi, conducted a survey of Rupnagar Wetland in collaboration with the wildlife department here on Wednesday.
State coordinator of the bureau TK Roy along with officials from wildlife department and bird watchers conducted the survey during which 2,000 migratory birds of various species were observed in the area.
The migratory birds included Shovelar, Pochards, Common Teal, Bar-headed Goose, Garganey, Coots, Small Cormorants and Large Cormorants, besides which, 80 species of local birds were also found.
The team also found about 300 Egyptian vultures near Ghanauli village. Roy was pleased to see the presence of a large number of Egyptian vultures, which, he said, were an endangered species in Asia. The government of India had launched a special programme to conserve these vultures, he added.
Divisional forest officer (wildlife) Balbir Singh, range officer Sunil Kumar, birdwatcher Jaspreet Singh and environmentalist HS Hundal also accompanied Roy during survey.