Montrose Basin

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
The Montrose basin is about 3 km across, almost circular in shape, and forms the estuary of the South Esk River. Duns Dish, a lowland loch about 4 km north-west of Montrose basin, is also included within the IBA. The site supports large numbers of wintering wildfowl and waders, and for breeding and summer moulting assemblages of Somateria mollissima.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montrose Basin. Downloaded from on 27/06/2022.