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.

Background

  • Phone (843) 842-1979 for information for information in a horseback ride through the Preserve.
  • 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.

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.