Tomorrow, Saturday, August 4th, at 7:00PM, we will conduct an excavation of nest #14. Seventy-two hours after the sea turtle nests “boil,” or hatch on their own, we remove the cage and sign from the area. We carefully dig out the egg chamber in order to take an inventory of the nest and record the turtle’s nesting success. Excavations are FREE and open to the public, but will begin promptly. Observers may take photographs,...


Check out this great broadcast from UNC-TV all about our new Barrier Island Study Center and the work that we do at the Bald Head Island Conservancy! It just aired last night! http://video.unctv.org/video/2262367035


This is a wonderful time to visit the island because our sea turtle nesting and hatching seasons overlap! We had a few nests hatch over the weekend, and will be conducting two excavations this week. Seventy-two hours after the sea turtle nests “boil,” or hatch on their own, we remove the cage and sign from the area. We carefully dig out the egg chamber in order to take an inventory of the nest and record the turtle’s...