Billie is one of our favorite moms! We first spotted her nesting on BHI in 2003. She last nested on BHI in 2018 laying 5 nests. She is a Legacy turtle with us, sponsored by the Watjen Family. Billie was also satellite tagged in 2007 by Ann Cathcart and family so she has a rich BHI history! You can view her full nesting history and a map of where she has laid her nests here. Want to learn more about how you can...


When describing Bald Head Island, there is always talk of the beautiful beaches, the unique forest and the peaceful marsh; though conversation will always lead towards discussion about the beautiful sea turtles. Sea turtles are majestic creatures who fascinate not only islanders and tourists, but also scientists around the world. Bald Head Island’s sea turtles have captured the attention of Drs. Kenneth and Catherine...


In 2018, the clothing company Simply Southern selected the Conservancy as the recipient of its Save the Turtles program - resulting in a donation of over $26,000! We are so excited that they have chosen us again as their recipient for 2019! They will donate a percentage of their sales from the Save the Turtles program to us throughout the year. You can participate in this program by purchasing Simply Southern...