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.
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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.