How to See Sea Turtles 2020

How to See Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles begin to lay their nests on Bald Head Island in mid-May up until mid-August. After a 45-70 day incubation period, the nests begin to hatch mid-July to early-October.

The Bald Head Island Conservancy offers Members-Only Turtle Walks Monday - Friday from 9:00 pm - 12:00 am, giving you and your family the opportunity to see sea turtles on the beach at night.

Turtle Walks are a great way to witness a mother sea turtle crawling up onto the beach, digging a hole for her nest, laying her eggs, camouflaging the nest with sand, and making her way back to the ocean. Later in the summer, around mid-July, we can expect to start seeing nests hatch, also known as a boil. Boils typically happen during the night, which makes Turtle Walks a prime time to catch a nest hatching! Turtle Walks are exclusively for members of the Bald Head Island Conservancy.

To find out more about our memberships, please click here. 

If you are already a member, click here to register for a 2020 Turtle Walk!

 
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