nesting season

Turtle nesting season runs through October 31

Turtle nesting season runs through October 31

As beachgoers flock back to the shore after COVID-19 closures, they need to keep more than social distancing precautions in mind. Navarre Beach’s sea turtle nesting season officially started May 1, meaning four species of these endangered reptiles will be coming ashore at night to lay their eggs. Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center founder […]

Shorebirds return for another nesting season

Shorebirds return for another nesting season

Shorebirds are back on the beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore is making an effort to keep the migratory birds safe during their nesting season. The efforts include reducing the speed limit to 25 miles per hour through the parks and educating visitors on the importance of staying out of nesting areas on the beach. […]

Eagle nest numbers continue to grow

Eagle nest numbers continue to grow

The health of bald eagles in the state of Florida has improved significantly in 40-plus years. Nests are being observed throughout Florida this year, including in Santa Rosa County. It is the first survey since the 2011-12 nesting season. Another month remains in the current nesting season so the numbers have yet to be updated. […]