Nest Data by Area

2023 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 Bunche Beach.  Below, the number of nests cataloged and marked for the 2023 season are listed by area.  Unusual locations for sea turtle activity are documented also.

*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


Nests Hatched:

Fort Myers Beach

Distance: 7 miles

Nests: 71

NNE*: 201

Nests Hatched: 58

Big Hickory Island

Distance: 1 mile

Nests: 22

NNE*: 21

Nests Hatched: 18

Bonita Beach**

Distance: 2 miles

Nests: 151

NNE*: 268

Nests Hatched: 136

Unusual Sightings

We are monitoring a nest on Plover Island, a stretch of beach to the west of Bunche Beach. (PL 1)
We marked a nest on Pine Island-Bokeelia - B1 (deposited 7/14)

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.