We are fortunate to look after a stretch of water that provides home for a diverse range of wildlife. The Firth is a great place for spotting an abundance of birds and marine life which co-exist happily alongside port activities.
Did you know?
- Each year there are 30,000 wintering birds sheltering in the Firth, including internationally significant numbers of wildfowl and wading birds. Many of the shores around the Firth are protected as Ramsar sites or Special Protected Areas (SPAs).
- There are 300 pairs of nesting terns between Alness and Nigg. Some nest on one of the Invergordon quaysides during the summer. These birds are regularly monitored by the RSPB during their nesting season.
- 195 bottlenose dolphins make their home between the Cromarty Firth and Dundee. This is one of only two resident populations of bottlenose dolphins in the UK. They are protected under a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
Securing a future for the Port means a secure future for the firth.
Tide Tables for the Cromarty Firth are available from the Port Office in Invergordon and also from local bookshops.
For tidal information over the next few days, visit http://www.ukho.gov.uk/easytide/easytide/selectport.aspx