Nest Data by Area

2015 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 2015 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 stops at the Lee-Collier County line

Bunche Beach

Distance: 0.9 miles

Nests: 0

NNE*: 0

Nests Hatched: 0

Fort Myers Beach

Distance: 7 miles

Nests: 73

NNE*: 62

Nests Hatched: 42

Big Hickory Island

Distance: 1.5 miles

Nests: 9

NNE*: 20

Nests Hatched: 8

Bonita Beach**

Distance: 1.5 miles

Nests: 101

NNE*: 158

Nests Hatched: 95

Unusual Sightings

Loggerhead sea turtle nests have been documented on the bayside at Bowditch Point, FMB.
1 false crawl (NNE) on the Sanibel Causeway_ 06012015

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.