White-tailed eagles are magnificent birds of prey, with a wingspan of over 2 metres when adult. They became extinct in Britain in the early 1900s but were reintroduced in the 70s.
The first successful breeding of the re-introduced white-tailed eagles occurred on Mull in 1985. Together with the golden eagle, these birds are the reason Mull is often called ‘Eagle Island’.
Mull Eagle Watch started in 2000 at Loch Frisa, allowing people to get great views of the birds without disturbing them. Since then the eagles have become TV stars – famous among bird lovers.
Visiting Mull Eagle Watch
Guided visits to view Mull’s white-tailed eagles are now closed for the season and will re-open in April 2018. However, keep your eyes peeled for eagles throughout the winter or visit the wildlife hide at Loch Tor, near Quinish, for more sightings.
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A unique partnership
Mull Eagle Watch is a unique protection and public viewing partnership between Forestry Commission Scotland, RSPB, the Mull & Iona Community Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and Police Scotland.