Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 981 ha
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Site description (baseline)
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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Montrose Basin. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2544 on 29/05/2023.