Todays Tides:

Monday 24th
September 2018

High: 4.66 m at 02:41
Low: 0.84 m at 08:36
High: 4.69 m at 15:03
Low: 1.00 m at 20:39

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Latest News

The Pink Footed Geese have started to arrive back from Iceland. Around 600 were seen today, 13th sept 2018.

The kingfisher has returned. An adult female is fishing in pools around the Visitor Centre.
(10/Sept/2018)
The Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week from 10:30am to 5pm until 31st October

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.