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 run from April to September 2016 and last around 2 hours.
Eagles move nests occasionally, so Mull Eagle Watch moves too. In 2016, the Watch is being hosted in two locations at North West Mull Community Woodlands and South West Mull and Iona Development Tiroran Community Forest.
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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.