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 2018 season are listed by area.

Updated  November 2, 2018

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

Area: Fort Myers Beach
Distance: 7 miles
Nests: 68
NNE*: 147
Nests Hatched: 63
Nests disoriented: 9

Area: Big Hickory Island
Distance: 1 mile
Nests: 25
NNE*: 33
Nests Hatched: 24

Area: Bonita Beach (to the Lee-Collier County line)
Distance: 2 miles
Nests: 203
NNE*: 189
Nests Hatched: 192
Nests disoriented: 1
Area: Bokeelia
Nests: 0
NNE*: 0
Nests Hatched: 0
Unusual Sightings
Nest in the mangroves at Bowditch Point…no sandy beach at all!

*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.
Choose a year from the drop down menu below to see that year’s nesting results.