Mull’s majestic white-tailed eagles

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.

Find out more about visiting and how to book

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.

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 Commission Scotland, RSPB, the Mull & Iona Community Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and Police Scotland.

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