Todays Tides:

Friday 18th
August 2017

Low: 1.50 m at 05:26
High: 4.27 m at 12:02
Low: 1.43 m at 18:12

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The Basin Visitor Centre will be open, following some internal refit, from 10th February, every day, 10:30am - 5pm until October.

See the Facebook page for pictures of the new displays.

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.