When Can You See Puffins On Mull?

An oceanic bird, puffins are summer visitors that arrive to nest between late March and early April in the vast coastal clifftop colonies.

Where can you see puffins on Mull?

The best place for puffins around Mull is Lunga, in the Treshnish Isles. Boat trips go from Fionnphort and Ulva Ferry, often combined with a trip to Staffa. You can get amazingly close to them on Lunga – magic!

Where are the puffins in Oban?


See the amazing rock formations of Fingal’s Cave on Staffa, departing from Oban with bus across Mull, via Fionnphort. Get up close to the puffins and seabird colonies on Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. Includes ferry from Oban and transport across Mull via Ulva ferry.

Can you see puffins on Staffa?

Puffins are unmistakable and are very popular with visitors to Staffa. They usually arrive during the first few days of April and stay through May, June and July during which time they form pairs, mate and rear young.

Are there puffins on Mull?

It is a beautiful uninhabited island rock, home to hundreds of seabirds, including puffins in the summer season.

When can you see puffins on Lunga?

Puffin Sightings | Lunga Island

Experts say: Early to mid-April, sometimes later. Late spring and early summer is the best time to visit Lunga. You spot a huge number of these cute puffins close. Be careful as they stay on the island only until early August.

Are there still puffins on Lunga?

The puffins are back for the summer!

Lunga is the largest of the Treshnish Isles, off the south west coast of Mull. It’s uninhabited, and protected by a Site of Special Scientific Interest status, making it the perfect nesting ground for these wee birds.

What animals live on the Isle of Mull?

Wildlife on Mull

All over Mull there are regular sightings of species such as white tailed sea eagle, golden eagle, diver, merlin, peregrine, buzzard, hen harrier, plover, raven and woodland birds like goldcrest, warbler and tree creeper.

Where in Scotland do you see puffins?

Puffins can be seen at a number of locations around the Scottish coast, including the Isle of May, Fidra, Craigleith, St Kilda, Orkney and Shetland. In the breeding season they gather at nesting sites (puffinries), which are usually burrows located on grassy clifftops.

Can you see puffins on the Isle of Skye?

Puffin. … Puffins are not easily to see around Skye, normally most visible early spring (March – April). Boat trips (such as AquaXplore) that head out from the south of Skye to the neighbouring Islands, such as the Isle of Canna where Puffins nest offer the most reliable sightings.

Where is Handa Island in Scotland?

Handa Island (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Shannda) or simply Handa is an island off the west coast of Sutherland, Scotland. It is 309 hectares (760 acres) and 123 metres (404 ft) at its highest point.

Where is the best place to see puffins?

Where are the best places to see puffins?

  1. Farne Islands, Northumberland. Atlantic puffin resting on clifftop, on Staple Island, Farne Islands off Northumberland coast of England. …
  2. Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire. …
  3. Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire. …
  4. Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands. …
  5. Isles of Scilly.

What time of day is best to see puffins?

Best time to spot puffins is in end of April until early September. Best time of the day to spot them is in the morning (07:00-10:00) and in the evening (18:00-22:00).

Where do puffins go in the winter?

“Until just last year, no-one knew for certain where Puffins go during the winter.” A recent study revealed that Puffins from the Isle of May, just off the east coast of Scotland, tend to overwinter in a wide range of places, including the north Atlantic, the North Sea, and as far as the Faroe Islands.

How do I get to Lunga from Mull?

There is no direct connection from Isle of Mull (Island) to Lunga. However, you can take the taxi to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Oban Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Oban, Station Road, then take the line 423 bus to Craobh Haven, Car Park.

How do I get to Ulva from Mull?

There is no direct connection from Isle of Mull (Island) to Ulva. However, you can take the taxi to Garmony, Sports Field, take the line 95 bus to Tobermory, Ledaig car park, take the taxi to Ulva Ferry, then take the ferry to Ulva Ferry.

How do you get to Lunga Island?

Getting to Lunga is a bit more complicated. Some tours leave from Oban on the mainland, but these usually involve taking the Ferry to Craignure and then a coach ride to a port on Mull. From Mull, there are boats departing from Ulva Ferry, Ardnamurchan, Tobermory, and Fionnphort, as far as I know.

Are there puffins on Iona?

Nothing beats a boat trip to from Iona to Lunga in May and June where you can sit and have lunch with the famous Puffins. They are actually much smaller than you may expect, but they are beautifully vibrant birds.

How do you get to the Treshnish Isles?

Access to the isles is possible in the summer, weather permitting. Boat trips are run from Oban or closer by from Mull (Fionnport), Ulva Ferry and Iona. Check the cruises and wildlife tours page for details.

Are there Foxes on Mull?

Mull has lots of red deer and a small herd of fallow deer, hedgehogs, polecats, mink, rabbits, and Mountain Hare. There is a good population of otters which can now be seen regularly around the coast and sea lochs. There are no badgers, foxes or squirrels on the island and we do not have any Magpies resident on Mull.

Are there midges on the Isle of Mull?

That applies on Mull and everywhere else in the area. Midges like still damp conditions, so you’ll find them where there’s lots of undergrowth, such as bracken or birch woodland, with squelchy ground underfoot. You’re less likely to find infestations in Tobermory itself.

Are there deer on Mull?

Red deer. Red deer roam the hills and moors of the Isle of Mull throughout the year, but are at their most obvious during the rutting season in Autumn, when the sound of roaring stags carries long into the night on the island.