Eagles were successfully reintroduced to the Isle of Mull in 1985 after a 70 year absence. These spectacular animals are now thriving on the island and at last check there were 15 pairs currently established on the island.
These animals are extremely rare, and a trip to the Isle of Mull guarantee’s an excellent opportunity to see these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat. Areas where there have been prominent sightings of these animals are outlined on our Interactive Map, and if you have a reported sighting or an image of these animals we would love to hear about it!
Many other species of birds of prey can be spotted around Mull including Peregrine Falcon, Short-Eared Owl, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk to name a few as well as the Buzzard, which is the most commonly spotted bird on the island, often sighted sitting atop telegraph poles and regularly mistaken for an Eagle!
The best spot for Eagle watching is in Glen Seilideir, on the west coast of the island. Follow the scenic route to Salen on the B8035. The meeting point is well signposted and is highlighted on the interactive map. Viewings to see “Mara & Breagha” run Monday to Friday between 10 am and 1 pm and bookings can be made via Craignure Tourist Information Centre or by calling 01680 812 556. Be sure to bring waterproofs and stout shoes. A small selection of telescopes and binoculars are available, however, these are limited and it is advised that you bring your own if possible.