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Loch of Lintrathen - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Delia Todd
Lintrathen Loch


This loch is the main water supply for Dundee and Angus and is fed from the higher Backwater Reservoir.


Notable Species

Photo by Delia Todd
East Pool from the new hide

Internationally important numbers of Icelandic Greylag Goose winter here, grazing in the surrounding fields.


Green-winged Teal and Pectoral Sandpiper have visited the loch.


Birds you can see here include:

Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Whooper Swan, Greylag Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Common Shelduck, Eurasian Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Common Teal, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Common Goldeneye, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Osprey, Common Kestrel, Common Coot, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Northern Lapwing, Eurasian Curlew, Common Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Wood Pigeon, Common Swift, Common Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, Northern House Martin, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Eurasian Wren, Eurasian Robin, Eurasian Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Treecreeper, Common Starling, Eurasian Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Rook, Brambling, Chaffinch, European Greenfinch, Eurasian Siskin, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Bullfinch, Common Redpoll, Eurasian Linnet, Common Crossbill, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting

Other Uses

Fly fishing by permit only

Access and Facilities

Photo by Delia Todd
View from the new Hide

Loch of Lintrathen is 7 miles west of Kirriemuir by a minor road off the B951. The Viewpoint has parking for 5 cars and offers views of the east end of the loch.

There's another hide (SWT) at the west end of the loch with rather steep steps.[NB In May 2010 this is almost inaccesable due to fallen large trees on pathway to hide]. The track to it can be very wet and muddy

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