*** Statement from Mull Eagle Watch 2020 ***

The partnership which runs the award winning Mull Eagle Watch project (Mull & Iona Community Trust, RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry & Land Scotland & Police Scotland) has taken the decision to postpone indefinitely the opening of this year’s Mull Eagle Watch in light of Government advice regarding the current coronavirus pandemic.

The situation will be kept under regular review and if anything significant changes or improves we may be able to reconsider how best to adapt the season to allow responsible eagle viewing whilst ensuring our visitors and staff remain safe.

This decision has been taken in consultation with our brilliant host site at Craignure Golf Club and our hardworking booking partners at VisitScotland Craignure.

Please stay tuned to Twitter @MullEagleWatch & @skyeandfrisa for all the latest news on how the sea eagles are faring this breeding season and any other updates regarding the project.

Thank you to everyone for their support and we hope to be back with you and open for business at some point in the future.

 

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

Each year from April to September, Mull Eagle Watch offers ranger-guided visits to view Britain’s largest and most impressive bird of prey, the white-tailed eagle. Find out times, prices and more information here.

Stay up to date

Head over to our Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and recent sightings, and follow in more detail on the Mull Eagle Watch blog.

A unique partnership

Mull Eagle Watch is a unique protection and public viewing partnership between Forestry and Land Scotland, RSPB, the Mull & Iona Community Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and Police Scotland.

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