nesting season

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. […]

Keep an eye out for sea turtles

Keep an eye out for sea turtles

The Gulf Coast’s sea turtle nesting season is underway, but Cathy Holmes, Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center project director, said she hasn’t seen any nests yet. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Loggerhead turtles are the most common in Florida and along northwest Florida beaches. FWC’s 2014 Nesting Beach Survey showed 101 Loggerhead turtle nests in […]