Nest Data by Area

2014 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 2014 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: 1

NNE*: 0

Nests Hatched: 1

Fort Myers Beach

Distance: 7 miles

Nests: 48

NNE*: 74

Nests Hatched: 48

Big Hickory Island

Distance: 1.5 miles

Nests: 10

NNE*: 13

Nests Hatched: 10

Bonita Beach**

Distance: 1.5 miles

Nests: 93

NNE*: 151

Nests Hatched: 93

Unusual Sightings

Loggerhead sea turtle nests have been documented on the bayside at Bowditch Point, FMB.

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.