Wildlife and Tours



Sea or White tailed eagle Isle of Mull

Sea eagle by Bryan Rains of Wild About Mull

Wild about Mull Day Tour


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Red Deer Stag Isle of Mull

Red deer Stag

Wild About Mull' is the ultimate wildlife tour on the Ross of Mull. There is no longer any need to travel for miles to the north end of the island for a wild life tour as the south west of Mull now has its own resident wild life tour guide with Wild About Mull along with all the wild life, birds and birds of prey you can hope for.

Bryan Rains who helps run The Pennyghael Stores with his wife Joy, is himself 'wild about Mull' and has a passion for all things wild - furry, woolly and

Lapwing Fidden Isle of Mull

Lapwing Fidden Mull




Otter Loch Scridain Isle of Mull

Otter on Seaweed Loch Scridain Isle of Mull photo by Bryan

Bryan has taken many bird and wildlife photos, many of which can be viewed on his Wild About Mull facebook page which also details his daily sightings along with some amazing photographs. Bryan will be running tours on the lookout for golden eagles, white-tailed eagles, otters, seals hen harriers, mountain hares, adders and lots of weebee (little brown birds to the non-ornithologists amongst us), to name but a few.


Packed lunches are included in the cost of the tour which start with a pick-up at 9 a.m. from Seaview bed and breakfast and finishing from 4.30 pm onwards. We can book you a place on the tour with Bryan - please just ask when making your B&B booking with us.


Golden Eagle Isle of Mull

Bryan gets close to the illusive Golden Eagle

Alternatively you can contact Bryan by  visiting  his website or e mailing bryan@wildaboutmull.co.uk or pop in to The Pennyghael Stores on your way

Great Northern Diver Isle of Mull

Great Northern Diver Loch Scridain







Sea Eagle White tailed Eagle Isle of Mull

Sea Eagle Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull is the best place in Scotland to see the white-tailed eagle, more commonly known as the sea eagle. It is Britain’s largest bird of prey with a wing span in excess of 8 feet; its poetic Gaelic name is ‘Iolaire-suile-na grein’ which translates to ‘the eagle with the sunlit eye’. They are regularly seen in flight from public roads throughout the island.

We are very fortunate to have the 5 star VisitScotland Visitor Attraction RSPB Sea Eagle hide at this end of the island - just across Loch Scridain from Pennyghael at Glen Seilisdair on the B8035  Grid Reference 48000 30288.Eagle Watch is hosted by South West Mull and Iona Development Tiroran Community Forest.

To visit the Sea Eagle Viewing Point at Glen Seilisdeir (pronounced Shellister - which means Glen of the Irises), you will need to book your place which operates on a first come-first served basis of up to 20 people for a ranger led visit. Guided watches run through April to September 2016 and last 2 hours (10 am- noon, and 1pm-3pm).  For further information and to book your place contact Craignure visitor center  (01688) 812566. or ask us to make a booking in advance of your stay with us. We are approximately 20 miles from the hide and on your drive from Seaview to the hide you take in magnificent scenery while keeping a look out for golden eagles, otters, owls, red deer. Great Northern Diver and hen harriers and many other species.


Sea Eagle Isle of Mull

Tagged Sea eagle Loch Scridain near the hide feeding

The meeting point is sign posted with Forestry Commission signs. A great day out.Ranger Trips are Monday to Friday, 2 trips per day, lasting approximately 2 hours. You can leave early if you wish. Times 10am to 12.00pm  and 1.30pm to 3pm. You can request out of hours trips for groups.

Calander- April:Adults sitting on eggs,

May-July:chicks in nest adults feeding them

August:chicks fledged but flying in the area.

The trip costs £8 adult (including RSPB members) £4 child £20 family ticket for 4 Pay guide on day, money goes to good causes locally.

Sea eagles Isle of Mull

Sea eagle being attacked by another bird of prey

There are no toilets on site. Well behaved dogs on lead welcome, Please bring waterproofs, midge repellent, binoculars etc. There are good quality telescopes on site for your use. The visit may include driving a short distance on a gravel forest road to reach the viewing area. For detailed information about this magnificent bird of prey, visit the Sea Eagle website. For further information on bird watching on the Isle of Mull visit the Mull Birds website.

© Photo taken and permission kindly given by guest Mike Ashforth and Bryan Rain


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