Montrose Basin

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Montrose Basin

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    985 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    56°42'N 02°30'W
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Montrose Basin. 03/02/95; Scotland; 985 ha; 56°43'N 002°30'W. Special Protection Area, SSSI. The site, relatively unimpacted by development, consists of an enclosed estuary, mudflats, marsh, and a small nutrient-rich loch. Due to its unusual hydrology, there is a high species diversity in the intertidal zone. Internationally important numbers of Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus, Greylag Geese Anser anser, and Redshank Tringa totanus winter at the site. Human activities include recreation, agriculture, and livestock grazing. Ramsar site no. 716. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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