Mull and the Treshnish Isles

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Isle of Mull (Staffa)
Super birdwatching at any time of the year

Super birdwatching at any time of the year

Mull is arguably one of the best birdwatching locations in Britain.Stronghold of the Sea Eagle, its varied but mountainous habitat is home to a multitude of raptors, divers and seabirds.The Treshnish Isles are located in the Inner Hebrides of western Scotland. They are a series of small islands and skerries off the west coast of Mull in Argyll. They are rocky, with cliffs, screes and raised beaches, and support strongly maritime grassland and heath. The islands are important for their breeding seabird colonies, especially Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus. The most important seabird colonies are on Lunga, which supports the majority of Storm Petrels. The Treshnish Isles are also of importance as a traditional wintering locality for Greenland Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis. During the breeding season; Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus, 5,040 pairs representing at least 5.9% of the breeding population in Great Britain (Count, as at 1996).Boat trips are available from Mull and should not be missed.An August trip to Staffa (above) usually allows excellent views of Basking shark and other marine life as well as superb views of Manx shearwater.Breeding seabirds including Puffin are plentiful.Take a camera - essential ! pictured: Great Northern Diver is often seen as late as May in it's beautiful summer breeding plumage.

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