"Wonderful Haleji lake" Karachi Tip by WAHEEDASLAM

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  Haleji lake

Asia's greatest water fowl reserve, Haleji lake is 70 km (about 52 miles) fromKarachi. A perennial freshwater lake with associated marshes. and adjacent brackish seepage lagoons, set in a stony desert.The lake used to be a sanctuary for at least 222 bird species includingcoots, ducks, purple moorhens, kingfishers, pigeons, white herons, teals, waders, mallards, flamingos, shovellers, pelicans, cormorants, egrets, black-headed gulls, pheasants, partridges, and storks. Birds of prey like eagles, buzzards, harriers, falcons, and kites too visited the lake to catch other birds. During winter, a hundred thousand birds fly down to Haleji from the cold of Siberia. It is a bird watchers' paradise. Between Bhanbhore and Thatta, if you turn into the countrylane by the 82km (51/1 mile-furlong stone) a 6-km long drive will bring you to the largest bird sanctuary of the country, Haleji Lake. During the winter, migatory birds come to this lake in very large numbers to the great delight of the bird watchers

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  • Written Mar 13, 2004
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