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Devon is in southern England, and contains Dartmoor, and has a north coast as well as south coast, though the south coast is larger. Reserves owned by Royal Society of Protection of Birds (RSPB), Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT), Natural England (NE).

Chapel Wood[]

Chapel Wood (RSPB) is an broadleaved woodland in the North of Devon. Bird species seen include Tawny Owls, Pied Flycatchers and Ravens. Mammals include Red Deer, Dormice and Badgers. In spring, the woods are alive with flowers, including Bluebells.

Dart Valley[]

This reserve, which consists of woodland and moors contains part of the River Dart. Species include High Brown and Pearl-Bordered fritilleries, Dippers, Otters, Dormice, Adders, Whinchats, Sea Trout, Pied Flycatchers, Goosanders, Lesser Horseshoe Bats, and Grey Wagtails. Also, the rare Blue Ground Beetle is found here.


Dunsdon (DWT) is a reserve which contains marshy grasslands. Species include Marsh Fritillary, Spotted Flycatcher, Dormouse, Short-eared Owl, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth and Spotted Flycatcher. Plants include Southern Marsh, Heath Spotted and Lesser Butterfly Orchids.

Labrador Bay[]

Labrador Bay (RSPB) is a coastal reserve which holds a population of Cirl Buntings. Other birds include Peregrines, Skylarks and Yellowhammers.

Matford Marsh[]

Matford Marsh (RSPB) is a small reserve near Exeter, and is a wetland reserve. Species include Reed Bunting, Water Rail and a range of waders and wildfowl in winter and autumn.