Both tawny and barn owls breed on the farms around Coleton Camp and Brownstone, and if you visit Froward Point at dusk you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them feeding.
You can watch swallows drinking from the pools and catching insects around them at Man Sands marsh during the summer and early autumn. There is a bird hide on the walk down to Man Sands beach, where you get a great view of the marsh. Swallows nest in the Motor House at Coleton Fishacre, and you can see them swooping around the driveway in the summer months.
The farmland at Brownstone, Coleton Barton and Woodhuish are home to the rare cirl bunting, providing a strong hold in the area for this struggling farmland specialist.