Our charter guests are likely to see white tailed eagles!
Shieldaig village is privileged to host a pair of adult white tailed eagles - or sea eagles - on Shieldaig Island! They arrived in 2009 and notably, were not introduced to Shieldaig, but chose to make the island their home! Since then, they have reared chicks, boosting the UK's population of white tailed eagles, which numbers circa 40 breeding pairs.
The white tailed eagle was extinct in the UK from 1918 until 1975. A programme of reintroduction of 82 young eagles from Norway to the Isle of Rum began in 1975. Ten years later, the first pair breed.
The white tailed eagle is the largest bird of prey in the UK, with a wingspan of 2.5 metres.