Todays Tides:

Monday 24th
February 2020

High: 4.59 m at 02:59
Low: 0.97 m at 08:32
High: 4.78 m at 15:07
Low: 0.60 m at 21:00

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Latest News

Grey plover have been seen at low tide on the mud banks, mid-Basin. Still many hundreds of waders and ducks to be seen. Kingfisher sightings daily. (3rd February 2020).

The Visitor Centre: From 1st November to 9th February the opening times are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:30am to 4pm. From 10th February the Centre is open 10:30am to 5pm everyday.

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.

The Basin SWT Webcam is not operational at the moment, but you can always look at the Visit Angus camera on the Basin.

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.

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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.