Todays Tides:

Saturday 21st
October 2017

High: 4.93 m at 04:00
Low: 0.56 m at 09:41
High: 4.85 m at 16:10
Low: 0.70 m at 21:49

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Pink footed geese numbers peaked at 70,000 and now at 47,000 (20/10/2017)

An Auction is taking place in the Picture House, Montrose on 7th November at 7pm in support of the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Preview the auction lots on this website.

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.

Heron Heron 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.