UK204
Montrose Basin


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 981 ha

Protection status:

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium very unfavourable medium
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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.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montrose Basin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/12/2019.