The sea eagles on Mull are a big draw for visitors to the island, attracting thousands of wildlife fans every season.
According the RSPB, Mull is one of the best places in Europe to enjoy unique and spectacular views of the rare white-tailed sea eagles.
Mull Eagle Watch offers unrivalled views of nesting white-tailed eagles, and has a five-star rating from VisitScotland, underlining the project’s reputation as a top-class visitor attraction and exceptional wildlife watching experience.
You may also have seen Mull featured on TV in recent years, including programmes such as the BBC’s Springwatch series, helping to make stars of the rare birds, and encourage wildlife tourism to the island.
The sea eagles – often referred to as ‘flying barn doors’ due to their massive wingspan – are like no other bird seen in Britain. They were reintroduced to Scotland over the last 30 years and, of the 30 breeding pairs, two thirds are found on Mull and Skye.
The Mull Eagle Watch project manages the hide. This is a partnership between organisations including Mull & Iona Community Trust, the Forestry Commission, the RSPB and Scottish Natural Hertigage and Strathclyde Police’s wildlife unit. And helps protect the sea eagles and golden eagles from egg theft and disturbance.
There are two schemes running for Mull Eagle Watch for the 2018 season.
1. The RSPB-hosted scheme is being hosted at Craignure Golf Course where the clubhouse is hosting displays and facilities and will be the meeting point for visitors and rangers offering guided walks.
Hide visits run from Sunday to Friday at 11am and 2pm.
The 90-minute-walks are planned at 11am and 2pm and cost £8 for adults, £4 for under-16s and £20 for a family ticket of two adults and two children.
2. There’s also the North west Mull Community Forest scheme running at West Ardhu, near Dervaig. Visits run Monday to Friday, at 11am and 2pm and cost £10 for adults and £5 for children.
Hide visits for both schemes must be booked in advance via Craignure Visitor Information Centre on 01680 812556.