Todays Tides:

Sunday 20th
January 2019

High: 4.74 m at 01:10
Low: 1.01 m at 07:08
High: 4.82 m at 13:36
Low: 0.70 m at 19:38

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Latest News

Snipe and water rail have been seen recently as well as kingfisher and two little egrets daily. (1st Jan 2019).

The Visitor Centre is on winter opening hours and is open 4 days a week (Fri - Mon) from 10:30am to 4pm until mid-February.
Closed on 25th & 26th Dec and 1st & 2nd Jan

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.

Pink Footed Geese Pink-footed geese in V-formation.

The Reserve is particularly noted for the birds that breed, feed and roost there, including eider, pink-footed 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.