White-tailed eagle information day


White-tailed eagle information and training day will be held in Ullapool on Thursday 20th September.

The event will involve an indoor session at the MacPhail Centre from 11 am, followed by a trip on the Summer Queen which should be finished by 4.30pm.

It is aimed at all those in the community who would like to know more about White-tailed egagles or would like to become more involved in the monitoring of the population.

The day takes the form of an indoor session with presentations from RSPB staff and a Wildlife Crime Officer covering a wide range of topics. These include current population status, legal issues, conservation issues, identification, plumage characteristics, aging of birds, a year in the life of, the collection of data and how you can become involved in the project in your area.

The indoor session will be followed, weather permitting, by a trip on the Summer Queen at 14.15 for a couple of hours to look at habitats and hopefully see some white-tailed eagles to age and identify.

There is no restriction on numbers but it would be helpful to know in advance if you are coming.

All you need to bring is your lunch and warm waterproof clothes for the boat trip.

The event is funded through our SEEVIEWS programme (HLF funded) and is part of a wider strategy supported by SNH to involve more local people in the monitoring of the population.