Nest Data by Area

2017 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 2017 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: 1 mile

Nests: 0

NNE*: 0

Nests Hatched: 0

Fort Myers Beach

Distance: 7 miles

Nests: 99

NNE*: 158

Nests Hatched: 52

Big Hickory Island

Distance: 1 mile

Nests: 22

NNE*: 23

Nests Hatched: 17

Bonita Beach**

Distance: 2 miles

Nests: 206

NNE*: 283

Nests Hatched: 168

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.