Roe Deer are regular visitors to the Reserve and can often be seen sheltering in some of the denser patches of Whin and Broom near the beach car park. They are also strong swimmers and can easily swim across the Bay to and from Culbin Forest. Along the southern edges of the Reserve foxes will sometimes venture onto the saltmarsh in search of prey and in summer Brown Hares appear on the edges of the saltmarsh and the nearby fields.
Rabbits occupy some of the heathland areas near the beach and their old warrens sometimes provide a nesting site for some of the Shelduck on the Reserve. Pine Martens live in the woods around the Bay but sightings of these creatures are very rare as they are mainly nocturnal.
Otters will use the channels on the Bay for fishing, but spotting them is often quite difficult as they are shy creatures.
Other mammals present in and around the bay are the seals, both Grey and Common Seals. The Grey Seals are usually much more numerous than the smaller Common Seals. Both species can usually be seen on the sands either side of the mouth of the bay when they haul themselves out at low water, with sometimes as many as 300 or more present.
Offshore, sightings of the Bottlenose Dolphin are always welcome but seeing them without binoculars can be quite difficult from Findhorn as they are usually further out into the Moray Firth. Just occasionally though they will come in close to shore. Other cetaceans that have been recorded in the Moray Firth include Orcas and Minke Whales. Basking Sharks which are a species of fish, are also occasionally seen but these are more common on the west coast.