Stoney-Baynard Ruins

Stoney-Baynard Ruins

Overview

Area name

Stoney-Baynard Ruins

Area Location

Stoney-Baynard Ruins

Area Map

Access

  • Sea Pines is a private residential community, accessible to resort guests, property owners and their guests.
  • Daily visitors to Sea Pines can enter by paying an admission of $6 per car at either of the two security gates.

Facilities

  • There are no facilities at Stoney-Baynard Ruins.
  • The ruins are in fenced-off areas with informative signs.

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

  • Located at the end of Plantation Drive where it intersects with Baynard Park Road, this historic sight of approximately 15 acres of “high ground” (23 feet above sea level) contains the tabby ruins of the William C. Baynard house, circa 1840.
  • At the entrance there is a box containing self-guided tour pamphlets.  Although not a birding hotspot, this hardwood habitat is worth checking during spring and fall passerine migrations.

Birds To Watch