The Isle of Mull is the only place in the UK where the White-tailed Eagles can often be viewed from an organised hide, which is manned by the Forestry Commision wildlife rangers and an RSPB White-tailed Eagle Officer.
The Eagle Hide is now open all year – booking is essential and the location and meeting point details will be given to you at the time of booking.
A pair of Sea Eagles, ‘Skye’ and ‘Frisa’ , celebrities of the BBC Springwatch programme have been nesting on the shores of Loch Frisa since 1998. Mull Eagle Watch is dedicated to continuing the successful breeding through nest protection, yet allowing public viewing of White-tailed Eagles on the Isle of Mull.
The hide, overlooking Loch Frisa, sits on wheels, which makes it easier to move it into position each year depending on where the eagles nest. The hide is central to a dynamic partnership including Forestry Commission Scotland, RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Mull and Iona Community Trust, Strathclyde Police and volunteers. The partnership aims to protect the birds, while providing a unique experience to see them and increase social and economic benefit.
Each trip lasts for two hours (including travel time to and from the hide along the track), and there are 30 places on each trip. Adults (including RSPB members): £5. Under 16s: £2. Family ticket 2 adults and 2 children £12. If you live on Mull, it’s free.
Please pay the Ranger on the day by cash or cheque (‘Mull & Iona Community Trust’) – credit cards are not accepted. All of the funds raised go back to the Mull Eagle Watch project to help create new local jobs and to good causes on Mull & Iona.
The Ranger will meet you at the rendezvous point to start your adventure – please note that the meeting point may well change and will be advised to you at the time of booking.
You’ll drive up to the hide, in the company of a Wildlife Ranger and/or the White-tailed Eagle Officer, in your own car. Please take notice of any Mull Eagle Watch warning signs in place.