Abstract: The importance of Wetlands has been increasingly recognized in recent years with the growing interest in them for supplementing human dietary requirements and for their ecological significance in terms of hydrologic, water purification, aquatic productivity, flood control and micro-climatic regulations. Wetlands provide habitats to fishes, birds and wildlife. Bird community of Keshopur wetland in District Gurdaspur, Punjab has been studied from January 2013-June 2014. Though various conservation strategies are implemented in protected areas still network of unrecognized natural wetlands are ignored. The network of such natural sites is important biodiversity corridor that facilitates the movement of migratory birds. The present study is step towards the protection of this valuable habitat, namely Keshopur Miani Community Reserve.
Keywords: wetlands, birds, Conservation, Punjab