Wildlife Watching on Isle of Mull

Mull is one of the UK's premier wildlife destinations, with a large number of important and well-known species which are fairly easy to find.

This is a list of species which is possible to see frequently

All year round:

Red Deer (80%), White-tailed Eagle (75%), Golden Eagle (75%),  Mountain Hare (50%), Common Seal (40%),  Fallow Deer (30%), Otter (20%), Hen Harrier (20%),Harbour Porpoise (10% from shore), Red-throated Diver (20%)

Spring time you could track these species:

Pearl-bordered Fritillary (10%)

Summer time you could track these species:

Puffin (80%), Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (70%), Iceland Purslane (70%), Slender Scotch Burnet (50%), Corncrake (see 30%, hear 70%), Northern Emerald (30%), Lesser Butterfly Orchid (10%),  

Autumn time you could track these species:

Grey Seal (60%), Whimbrel (30%), Merlin (20%)

Winter time you could track these species:

Great Northern Diver (30%), Black-throated Diver (20%), Slavonian Grebe (20%)

Other species of interest

All year: Feral goat, Hooded Crow, Raven, Red-breasted Merganser

Summer time you could track these species:

Adder, Bogbean, Common Sandpiper, Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Grayling, Harebell, Marsh Fritillary, sundews, Whinchat

Autumn time you could track these species:

Waxcap fungi

Winter time you could track these species:

Goldeneye, Goosander

 

The Red Deer is the UK's largest native mammal and a widespread resident of Mull's hills and forests. In summer, the deer are usually to be found on higher ground as grass and heather are abundant.

Slow Worms, Adders and Common Lizards, Common Pipistrelle Brown Long-eared Bats has been seen on Mull. 

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