Nest Data by Area

The volunteers of Turtle Time, Inc. monitor the coastline from the northern tip of Fort Myers Beach to the Lee-Collier border of Bonita Beach, as well as the Bokeelia area. Below, the number of nests cataloged and marked for the 2016 season are listed by area.

Updated  October 4, 2016

Area: Bunche Beach
Distance: 1 mile
Nests: 1
NNE *: 1
Nests Hatched: 1
Lost Nests: 0

Area: Fort Myers Beach
Distance: 7 miles
Nests: 92
NNE*: 141
Nests Hatched: 86
Lost Nests: TBA

Area: Big Hickory Island
Distance: 1 mile
Nests: 16
NNE*: 34
Nests Hatched: 15

Lost Nests:
 TBA

Area: Bonita Beach (to the Lee-Collier County line)
Distance: 2 miles
Nests: 160
NNE*: 236
Nests Hatched: 153
Lost Nests: TBA

Area: Bokeelia
Nests: 0
NNE*: 0
Nests Hatched:
Unusual Sightings
TBD

*NNE stands for “Non Nesting Emergence”.
This means that the turtle crawled ashore, but did not nest.

N e s t   D a t a   A r c h i v e
Nesting data back through 1996 is archived here.
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