© Tim Dawson
Mull Eagle Watch offers ranger-led visits to view Britain’s largest and most impressive bird of prey, the white-tailed eagle. There’s also a really good chance of seeing other wildlife including golden eagles, red deer, buzzards and smaller species like crossbill.
We're excited to be working with Iona and Fingal, our well known eagle pair down in Glen Seilisdeir.
We're excited to be working with Iona and Fingal, our well known eagle pair down in Glen Seilisdeir. We had planned to move location this year but Sula and Cuin had other ideas and have moved nest site whilst working hard to defend their territory from another pair. That just shows how successful these birds really are! We're looking forward to spending more time in an amazing location with a fantastic pair of birds and hopefully they'll have another successful year. Our eagle chick in 2014 fledged and was named Thistle by primary school children.
Booking is necessary, please check details nearer the time. Ranger led trips will run Mon-Fri with two trips per day lasting for around two and a half hours. Book through the Visit Scotland Information Centre at Craignure on 01680 812556.
Times: 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.00pm
Trips can be organised for weekends or evenings on request for groups.
Adults: £8 (including RSPB members)
Family (2A 2C): £20
Local: Free (permanent residents)
Please pay your guide on the day, with cash or cheque. Income from the guided tours benefits local good causes. Make cheques payable to Mull and Iona Community Trust.
Location changes regularly, so please double check you know where to go when booking. The meeting point is just off the B8035 road in Glen Seilisdeir. You can travel via the scenic Salen route or head round from Craignure.
Grid Reference: NM 48000 30288
Please look out for green Forestry Commission signage and wait for rangers to instruct you further, nest area protection measures will be in place - please follow any instructions carefully.
The visit will include inlcude short walks on gravel tracks and time spent standing in our viewing area.
Please let us know any specific requirements you may have, and closer access can be arranged.
We don't currently have toilet facilties on site.
Well behaved dogs are welcome and we'd much rather they come to say hello than stay in your car.
April: Adults sitting on eggs
May – July: Chicks in the nest
August onwards: Chicks fledged but in the area
We recommend you bring waterproofs, just in case! Midge repellent can be handy too.
Bring binoculars if you have them – we have good quality telescopes for you to use.
Mull Eagle Watch is a unique partnership organisation, with Forestry Commission Scotland, RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, Mull and Iona Community Trust and Police Scotland.
We provide an excellent and safe viewing experience of a protected species whilst giving back large chunks of money to our local commnity for all sorts of projects.
FCS Webcam: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/mull/mull-eagle-watch
© Martin Jones