Todays Tides:

Saturday 21st
September 2019

High: 4.16 m at 07:28
Low: 1.58 m at 12:16
High: 3.90 m at 19:59

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Latest News

The Pink-footed geese numbers up to over 12,000 now. (16th September 2019).

The Visitor Centre is on summer opening hours - 7 days a week 10:30am to 5pm, until end of October.

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.