Lawton Stables and Heritage Farm

Lawton Stables and Heritage Farm

Overview

Area name

Lawton Stables and Heritage Farm

Area Location

Lawton Stables and Heritage Farm

Area Map

Access

  • Located at the south end of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve where Greenwood Drive bisects Lawton Stables and the Heritage Farm .

Facilities

  • Limited parking is available at Heritage Farm.
  • There are no facilities at Lawton Stables and Heritage Farm.

Key Birds

Resident

Pied-billed Grebe, Anhinga, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Wood Stork, Wood Duck, Osprey, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Clapper Rail, Sora, Killdeer, American Oystercatcher, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, White-eyed Vireo, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Eastern Bluebird, Yellow-throated Warbler, Pine Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Seaside Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Meadowlark.

Spring

Green Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Bobolink, warblers in migration.

Summer

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

Fall

Warblers in migration.

Winter

Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Hooded Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, Wilson’s Snipe, Eastern Phoebe, Cedar Waxwing, Bonaparte’s Gull.

Background

  • Greenwood Drive bisects Lawton Stables and the Heritage Farm at the south end of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. For those interested in a horseback ride through the Preserve, phone (843) 842-1979 for information.
  • Between Heritage Farm and the Forest Preserve there is another productive edge habitat.
  • Neighboring Six Oaks Cemetery is another good spot during migrations.
  • The pond at Lawton Stables (on your right going south, across from Heritage Farm) hosts a variety of species at various times of the year. Fall and winter are best for wading birds, terns, gulls, and waterfowl. Late summer/early fall may bring Wood Storks. In winter, sandpipers can sometimes be seen mixing with Wilson‘s Snipes along the water’s edge.

Birds To Watch