The Isle of Mull has earned an enviable reputation as the premier wildlife tourism destination in the UK. Thousands of birdwatchers and wildlife lovers flock to Mull every year, hoping to catch a glimpse of the celebrated birds and animals. For wildlife on Iona, click here
Bird watching is a popular hobby especially on an island that has so many birds of prey. Finding and identifying different bird species can be quite a challenge so we recommend you take a wildlife tour early on in your holiday so you can make the best of the time you have available. READ MORE
WT Eagle by G Broome
Bird watching Magazine recently referred to Mull as 'Eagle Island' and most keen birdwatchers would probably agree with this. The Isle of Mull is the best place in the UK to see White-tailed and Golden Eagles. READ MORE
Moorland & Woodland Birds
Mull has huge amounts of woodland where Warblers and Songbirds are abundant in Summer. The Crossbill is rather like a small Parrot and the male bird has bright red plumage and a parrot-like bill; these can be found in the pine forests of Mull. READ MORE
The Isle of Mull is home to the elusive Eurasian Otter ( Lutra Lutra ) which can be seen in various locations on the island. We advise you take a trip early on with a wildlife expert and then you will learn how to spot these creatures for the remainder of your holiday. READ MORE
The largest and most impressive land animal to be found on the Isle of Mull, Red Deer are numerous and widespread on the island. There are also two small herds of Fallow Deer which can be found at Knock and Lochbuie. READ MORE
Seabirds and DucksWaders
can be seen on the estuaries, particularly during the spring migration. Seabirds abound, and the Puffin is easy to see and get close to, on a visit to the Treshnish Isles or Staffa. READ MORE
Both Atlantic Grey and Common Seals can be seen in the waters around the Isle of Mull. Salen Bay is a good place to view a small colony of Common Seals and the Atlantic Grey Seals are usually seen on the boat trips to the Treshnish Isles. READ MORE
Whales, Dolphins and Basking Sharks
Whales and Dolphins can be seen regularly off the shores of Mull Basking Sharks are also around the Western Headlands at the end of the summer. READ MORE
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