Mull's sea eagles

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.

Public Hides: 2017 Season

Details for the 2017 season starting on April 11. 

This year, guided trips to watch the eagles will run from two sites:

  • Glen Seilisdeir (Tiroran Community Forest)
  • West Ardhu (North West Mull Community Woodlands).

All visits visits must be pre-booked.

Trips usually run twice a day at 10am and 1pm and last around two hours.


Adults £10; children £5; family (two adults, two children) £25

Payment is taken on the day – cash or cheque.

How to Book:

Bookings must be made through the Tourist Office in Craignure – telephone 01680 812556.

Where to meet:

The ranger will meet you at the rendezvous point to start your adventure. Please confirm details when booking.

  • Glen Seilisdeir: meeting point is just off the B8035 road in Glen Seilisdeir
  • West Ardhu: turn off the B8073 Dervaig-Calgary road at the sign for The Old Byre/Torloisk and stay on the road until you see the signs for Mull Eagle Watch.

Notes: the site does not have any loos; well-behaved dogs are welcome to join the tour.

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