Nest Data by Area

2018 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 2018 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: 1

NNE*: 1

Nests Hatched: 1

Fort Myers Beach

Distance: 7 miles

Nests: 68

NNE*: 147

Nests Hatched: 63

Big Hickory Island

Distance: 1 mile

Nests: 25

NNE*: 33

Nests Hatched: 24

Bonita Beach**

Distance: 2 miles

Nests: 203

NNE*: 189

Nests Hatched: 192

Unusual Sightings

Nest in the mangroves at Bowditch Point…no sandy beach at all!

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.