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Mull Eagle Hide

entrance sign

© Tim Dawson

Mull Eagle Hide reopens on 4th April 2016

This year there are TWO Eagle hides!

Mull Eagle Watch will be running from two sites, both on Community Forest Land. The first site is at Tiroran, home to Fingal and Iona who many of you will already know as stars from the series ‘The Hebrides’. Fingal and Iona have made their home in the South West Mull & Iona Development Trust forestry.

The second site is at West Ardhu where a pair of sea eagles, Hope and Star have made their nest in the community forest owned by North West Mull Community Woodland.

eagle fishing

© RSPB

As in previous years, booking is essential through the VisitScotland office in Craignure, by calling 01680 812556. The cost is £8 adults/£4 children and £20 family ticket (2A/2C). Well behaved dogs welcome.

Community Ranger Stephanie Cope and RSPB Information Officer Debbie Thorne both look forward to showing you these magnificent birds and telling you their incredible story.

The other partners in Mull Eagle Watch are Mull & Iona Community Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage, Police Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and RSPB.

Visiting Mull Eagle Hide

How do I book?

Mull Eagle Hide reopens on 4th April 2016

Booking is necessary, please check details nearer the time. Ranger led trips will run seven days a week spread between the two sites. Book through the Visit Scotland Information Centre at Craignure on 01680 812556.

Times: Trips start at 10:00 and 13:00, and last about two hours

Prices

Adults: £8 (including RSPB members)
Children: £4
Family (2A 2C): £20
A discount is available to for visitors to both sites
Local: Free (permanent residents)
Ask the Rangers for details

Please pay your guide on the day, with cash or cheque. Income from the guided tours benefits local good causes. Make cheques payable to Mull and Iona Community Trust.

Where do we meet?

Glen Seilisdeir

Location changes regularly, so please double check you know where to go when booking. The meeting point is just off the B8035 road in Glen Seilisdeir. You can travel via the scenic Salen route or head round from Craignure.

Grid Reference: NM 480 302; OS Landranger 48 or Explorer 373 and 375 maps.

West Ardhu (Dervaig, NW Mull)

Turn off the B8073 Dervaig–Calgary road at the sign for The Old Byre/Torloisk and keep on that road until you see the signs for Mull Eaglewatch.

Grid Reference is NM 428 505; OS Landranger 47 or Explorer 374 maps.

When approaching both sites, please look out for Eaglewatch signage and wait for rangers to instruct you further. Nest area protection measures will be in place—please follow any instructions carefully.

Anything else I need to know?

The visit will include inlcude short walks on gravel tracks and time spent standing in our viewing area.

Please let us know any specific requirements you may have, and closer access can be arranged.

We don't currently have toilet facilties on site.

Well behaved dogs are welcome and we'd much rather they come to say hello than stay in your car.

What can I hope to see?

April: Adults sitting on eggs

May–July: Chicks in the nest

August onwards: Chicks fledged but in the area

Please bring…

We recommend you bring waterproofs, just in case! Midge repellent can be handy too.

Bring binoculars if you have them—we have good quality telescopes for you to use.

Mull Eagle Watch Partnership

Mull Eagle Watch is a unique partnership organisation, with Forestry Commission Scotland, RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, Mull and Iona Community Trust and Police Scotland.

We provide an excellent and safe viewing experience of a protected species whilst giving back large chunks of money to our local commnity for all sorts of projects.

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