Todays Tides:

Thursday 26th
April 2018

High: 4.25 m at 00:08
Low: 1.47 m at 06:09
High: 4.34 m at 12:38
Low: 0.80 m at 18:47

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Latest News

The Visitor Centre is now open 7 days a week from 10:30am to 5pm until 31st October
The kingfisher has gone in search of a nest site but the little egrets are still seen regularly around the ponds and salt pans at the Visitor Centre. An osprey has been seen fishing on the Basin.

The staff at the Scottish Wildlife Trust Basin Visitor Centre have a
 Facebook page. Check it out for latest sightings and events.

Keep up-to-date with happenings on the Basin with the Blog on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website.

Keep an eye on the Basin with the Montrose Basin webcam.

Welcome to the Wildlife of Montrose Basin

Montrose, on the North East coast of Scotland, is notable for its tidal basin. There is a variety of different zones on the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve ranging from the mud, fresh water, sea water, brackish water, saltmarsh, reedbed, unimproved grassland and arable land.

Little Egrets Three Little Egrets seen from Visitor Centre

The Reserve is particularly noted for the birds that breed, feed and roost there, including eider, pinkfooted geese, mute swans, redshank, lapwing, pintail and wigeon.

Being a Local Nature Reserve, it is also important for the leisure activities it supports that co-exist with the wildlife - birdwatching, sailing, fishing and wildfowling among others.