Todays Tides:

Thursday 19th
January 2017

Low: 1.28 m at 00:12
High: 4.10 m at 07:05
Low: 1.76 m at 12:18
High: 4.09 m at 19:25

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The pink footed goose numbers are holding up well. About 30,000 now. More details here.

The Basin Visitor Centre is open 4 days a week (Friday to Monday), 10:30am - 4pm from October to December.

The Visitor Centre is CLOSED for all of January 2017 for a re-fit. It will be open from February to March 10:30am - 4pm on days yet to be decided, so watch the website or phone for more details.

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.

Kingfisher Kingfisher 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.