Adult white-tailed (sea) eagle on Mull carrying prey.

Welcome to the Sea Eagle web site. Explore these pages to learn about the natural history of the Scottish population of white-tailed eagles (more commonly known in Scotland as sea eagle) and where to view them.


The white-tailed (sea) eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is a magnificent, huge bird of prey that is found throughout the very northern areas of Europe and Asia. It has up to an 8 foot wingspan (2.4m) and is now an increasingly common sight on the west coast and islands of Scotland. Primarily to be seen in sheltered sea lochs and larger lochs close to the coast, sea eagles can often be seen perched on off shore rocks or in trees with an overview of shoreline.


Since the successful re-introduction of the white-tailed eagle to Scotland, the Isle of Mull has become a major stronghold for this rare species.


In recent years a partnership between the local community and various interest groups has been formed to provide access for the general public to a viewing hide in the vicinity of a sea eagle nest near Loch Frisa on Mull.