Nest Data by Area

2016 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 2016 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: 1 mile

Nests: 1

NNE*: 1

Nests Hatched: 1

Fort Myers Beach

Distance: 7 miles

Nests: 92

NNE*: 141

Nests Hatched: 86

Big Hickory Island

Distance: 1 mile

Nests: 16

NNE*: 34

Nests Hatched: 15

Bonita Beach**

Distance: 2 miles

Nests: 160

NNE*: 236

Nests Hatched: 153

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.