Nest Data by Area

2011 Nest Data

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 2011 season are listed by area.

*NNE stands for “Non Nesting Emergence” which means that the turtle crawled ashore, but did not nest
**Bonita Beach area is to the Lee-Collier line

Bunche Beach

Distance: 0.9 miles

Nests: 2

NNE*: 1

Nests Hatched: 2

Fort Myers Beach

Distance: 7 miles

Nests: 28

NNE*: 21

Nests Hatched: 28

Big Hickory Island

Distance: 1.5 miles

Nests: 3

NNE*: 5

Nests Hatched: 3

Bonita Beach**

Distance: 2.5 miles

Nests: 54

NNE*: 51

Nests Hatched: 54

Unusual Sightings

A false crawl was documented on the Sanibel Causeway.

Nest Data Archives by Year

Nesting data back through 1996 is archived here. Choose a year from the drop down menu and scroll to the year you wish to view.