Montrose Basin is the enclosed estuary of the South Esk River. The reserve includes a 4-star visitor centre along with four remote bird hides.
Covering 750 hectares, Montrose Basin is home to over 50,000 migratory birds including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers. The four- star visitor centre offers a great day out for all the family in Angus.
Highlights include telescopes, binoculars and live footage of migratory birds.
Children will love the interactive toys and games such as microscopes, species peepholes and puzzles. Children’s activities and guided walks are held regularly, and formal and informal educational groups run throughout the year.
Fairtrade tea and coffee can be enjoyed with panoramic views across the Basin, and a range of wildlife gifts are available from the gift shop.
Getting there by railway:- From Montrose Station go along the A92 Montrose to Arbroath Road for one mile South of Montrose. Look for the brown tourist signs indicating the Wildlife Centre. Alternatively, you can reach the visitor centre by taking a bus from Montrose town centre to Ferryden (then a short walk), or from Montrose town centre to Arbroath/Dundee with a request to stop at the top of the drive (excludes X7).