area around Montrose, the Montrose Basin, is a bird watchers' utopia, packed with
the some of the best views of wading birds you'll find in Scotland during the
Birds are attracted to this habitat for its glorious, glutinous
mud which is rich in food and nutrients.
The British Isles was once a wet, marshy place. Despite
the loss of many natural wetlands, they are still amazing places to enjoy the
- Our wetlands offer great opportunities for wildlife
watching. Why not take a few tips from the TV team?
Basin - Visitor Guide
Basin, Rossie Braes, Montrose, Angus and Dundee, Scotland.
Basin Wildlife Centre - 01674 676336|
and Montrose Basin map|
watching, sailing, fishing. Wildlife Centre. Special events - walks, children's
boots for mud safaris. Binoculars for bird watching.|
watching:||Regular mud safaris via the Wildlife
Trust. Bird watching - arrive early to get the best out of the birding - that's
when the birds arrive to feed on the mud..|
users - muddy areas can be wet and gloopy.|
there:||Montrose is 30 miles north of Dundee. |
Montrose Basin lies just a mile and a half from the town centre. You can walk
to the nature reserve run by the Scottish Wildlife Trust or get the bus.
times:||The reserve is open daily. The Wildlife
Trust visitor centre is open year round. 15 March - 15 November - daily 10.30am-
5pm 16 November to 14 March : Fridays, Saturday and Sunday only 10:30am to 4pm.|
£3; Children and Wildlife Trust members free; Concessions £2.|
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