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SUN 10 AUG

Bird Ringing Demonstration

Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, Angus

Run by: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Find out how licensed ringers catch, examine and ring some of the birds that visit the reserve and how bird ringing can help with conservation.

clock09:00–11:30

Suitable for any age

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Holding a juvenille swallow before it is ringed

DORIS MALCOLM

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Cost

Standard entry rates.
Adults £4.00, concessions £3.00, family 2 adults 2 children £7.50, Trust members free, groups of 11 or more 10% discount.

Skill Level

  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced

Special requirements

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing.

Venue

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Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

Rossie Braes, Montrose, Angus, DD10 9TA

scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/visit/montrose-basin/

About this location

A bird haven situated in the north of Angus and on the edge of a tidal estuary, Montrose Basin provides the ideal Show more… habitat for over 200 bird species throughout the year.

In autumn and winter we are visited by over 50,000 Pink Footed Geese as they make their annual migration south from Iceland and Greenland. In addition the reserve hosts a great variety of ducks and wading species including Eider, Wigeon, Pintail, Oystercatchers, Lapwing and Greenshanks. Spring and summer sees the return of our breeding species from Africa, with one of the highlights being Ospreys as they fish at low-tide. Both Grey and Harbour Seals can be seen throughout the year whilst you may also catch a glimpse of stoat, otter or deer as you walk the reserve.

A great place to begin your trip is our Visitor Centre where our viewing gallery provides panoramic views across the Basin and high-powered telescopes and remote cameras help bring the wildlife to you. Marvel at the sight of the Sand Martins in our man-made nesting bank, catch an amazing view of Kingfishers as they catch fish in the ponds and have the unique chance to watch Common and Arctic Terns nesting on our floating tern raft.
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A bird haven situated in the north of Angus and on the edge of a tidal estuary, Montrose Basin provides the ideal habitat for over 200 bird species throughout the year.

In autumn and winter we are visited by over 50,000 Pink Footed Geese as they make their annual migration south from Iceland and Greenland. In addition the reserve hosts a great variety of ducks and wading species including Eider, Wigeon, Pintail, Oystercatchers, Lapwing and Greenshanks. Spring and summer sees the return of our breeding species from Africa, with one of the highlights being Ospreys as they fish at low-tide. Both Grey and Harbour Seals can be seen throughout the year whilst you may also catch a glimpse of stoat, otter or deer as you walk the reserve.

A great place to begin your trip is our Visitor Centre where our viewing gallery provides panoramic views across the Basin and high-powered telescopes and remote cameras help bring the wildlife to you. Marvel at the sight of the Sand Martins in our man-made nesting bank, catch an amazing view of Kingfishers as they catch fish in the ponds and have the unique chance to watch Common and Arctic Terns nesting on our floating tern raft.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Please register in advance.

Numbers are limited so advance booking is essential. To book your place call us on 01674 676336 or email us at montrosebasin@swt.org.uk.

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