Nest Sponsorships now open and are available on a first come first serve basis. Sponsorships are $100 per nest. A sign with the nest name you select will be placed at the nest as soon as it is verified. We will mail you a certificate of a sponsorship when your donation arrives and letter of confirmation as soon as the nest is verified.
Please mail your check to
OIBSTPO P.O. Box 6524 Ocean Ilse Beach, NC 28469
We have Lights Out Nest Sponsorships Available!
details are available at the below link
We appreciate your patience in July, August and September as our focus will be protecting sea turtles on OIB. Updates to this page may be delayed during the most active days each month.
Just as expectant mothers, hatchlings emergence date is an estimate. Sometimes, the hatchlings emerge and race to the water in minutes. Other times, it takes hours or days to emerge.
LAID- verified nest.
WATCHING -within estimated hatching window but hatchlings have not emerged from the nest.
EMERGED – While not in real time- hatchlings have been reported to emerge from the nest. Our teams will continue carefully monitor the nest.
CLOSED- Nest contents have been inventoried and removed from the beach.
Below is the most up to date information for on nests on OIB. During nesting season, we do our best to update this page as soon as possible. We hope you understand our focus will be protecting sea turtles and this may cause updates to be delayed.
|Nest #||Nest Name||Sponsor||Address||Status|
|1||Oceans Massage and Skin Care||Cindy Erhardt||
303 W 1st Street
|Closed 106 hatchlings|
|2||In Memory of Samuel Nelson Read||Emily Read||172 E 1st Street||Closed 0 hatchlings|
The Lecchini Loggerheads
|Allocco Family||158E 1st Street||Closed 115 hatchlings|
|4||Nana Turtley Loves Her Grandchildren- Bay, Ally and Misa||Diane Honeycutt||86 E 1st Street||Closed 133 hatchlings|
|5||Grammy’s Hatchlings||Kelly Courtney||239 W 1st Street||Closed 85 hatchlings|
|6||Surface Interval||Steve Cason & Stacy Dedinas||63 Ocean Isle West||Closed 116 hatchlings|
|7||Wolfe Family’s 5 Cousins||Ginny & Tom Wolfe||69 W 1St Street Closed 0 hatchlings|
|8||8 is Great! In honor of Hope & John Schneider’s 50th Anniversary and their 8 grandchildren: Elise, Natalie, Braden, Marie, Brian, Janie, Hayley and Zachary||Heather Arnold||Desert Stretch||Closed 64 hatchlings|
|9||Re and Sonny’s Happy Hatchlings||In Honor of my parents Pam and Frank Bahnson||274E 1st Street||Closed 107 hatchlings|
|10||Bill’s Nest||The Maguire’s and Breightenstein’s||126 E 1st Street||Closed 126 hatchlings|
|11||nid d’Boulanger||In Honor of Phil Baker’s Birthday||357 W 1St Street||Closed 113 hatchlings|
|12||Hoosier Hatchlings||Leininger, Zickgraf, Jines & Porter Families||210 E 1st Street||Closed 75 hatchlings|
|13||In Memory of Linda Ann||Deb and Fulton Allen||216 E 1st Street||Closed 125 hatchlings|
|14||Safe Travels||Bobby and Becky Clutts||208 E 1St Street||Closed 125 hatchlings|
|15||Mamaw’s Tiny Turtles- In Memory of Sharon Campbell of Roanoke, VA||Love, the Langford, Hennis, Sprouse and Routt Families||101 W 1st Street||Closed 139 hatchlings|
|16||“Live with No Regrets” in memory of Shawn Yoho||Jeff, Melissa, Hannah and Josh Pitts||Desert Stretch||
Closed 99 hatchlings
|17||In Memory of Pop||Peter and Ginny Maguire||82 E 1st Street||Closed 100 hatchlings|
|18||The Beardslee Family||William & Catherine Beardslee||85 W 1st Street||Closed 91 hatchlings|
|19||Jasper’s Splashers||Larry and Carol Fields||251 W 1st Street||Closed 89 hatchlings|
|20||Bishop-Bradford Beach Bums||Bishop and Bradford Families||275 W 1st Street||Closed 140 hatchlings|
|21||West Second Wave Runners||The Welborn’s- Dax, Amos, Addison, Mack and Brooks||245 W 1st Street||Closed 79 hatchlinga|
|22||Tower Hill Tots||Tower Hill School||94 E 1st Street||Closed 137 hatchlings|
The Rausch House- in Loving Memory of Joe Rausch
|Beth & Simon, John & Pam, Gail & Jim||194 E 1st Street||Closed 116 hatchlings|
|24||Sand Dwellers Babies||Candice L DoEpp||296 E 1st Street||Closed 98 hatchlings|
“Breakers or Bust! P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney”
|Sam Reynolds||381 W 1st Street||Closed 18 hatchlings|
|26||Opie’s Baby Sea Turtles||Randy and Linda Becker||64 E 1st Street||Closed 97 hatchlings|
|27||Brody’s Beach Buddies||The Cortazzo and Slickinger Families||
Desert Stretch Jan St Beach access- walk east
|Closed 88 hatchlings|
|28||The Winds Resort||The Winds Resort||214 E 1st Street||Closed 87 hatchlings|
|29||Making Tracks to the Sea||Gommel, Moretz & Spratt Families||275 W 1st street||Closed 86 hatchlings|
|30||Mommy’s Munkins||Mark Heleen||83 W 1st Street||Closed 138 hatchlings|
|31||Congratulations Chelsea and Walt||The Flieger Family||87 W 1st Street||Closed 104 hatchlings|
|32||Enchanted Childhood Sea Sisters||The Kiser-White Family||209 W 1st Street||Closed 135 hatchlings|
Celebrating Future Scientists Cheyenne and Bristol
|Mary and John Ludlow||221 W 1st Street||Closed 110 hatchlings|
|34||Amigos Tortuga||Tortuga Club||136 E 1st Street||Closed 86 hatchlings|
|35||Princess Evey’s Sea Babies||Grandma and Grampy Woodcock||77 W 1st Street||Closed 1 hatchlings|
|36||The Rowell Family Nest||The Rowell Family||338 E 1st Street||Closed 87 hatchlings|
|37||The Memory Cottage||The Memory Cottage||63 Ocean Isle W||Closed 132 hatchlings|
Mimi’s Little Cubbies. In honor of my grandchildren and in memory of my brother Joe Williams.
|Marsha Kelly||271 W 1St Street||Closed 86 hatchlings|
|39||da Cousins||Kenny Family||W 1st Street||Closed 82 hatchlings|
|The Pounds Baby Turtles||Marilyn Pounds||89 W 1st Street||Closed 0 hatchlings|
41……….USS Yellowstone……….Bob Pigeon……290 E 1st St…………………………Closed 63 hatchlings
#42 The Meaning of Life..Tranquility …..Ocean Isle Inn…..284 E 1st Street……Closed 99 hatchlings
43………Love for Landon …………..Pam and Steve Pryor……..241 W 1st Street…LAID
44……..Midd Kids 2019 …..Arvind Ponnambalan……301 w 1st Street(west) ..LAID
45….In Loving Memory of Bevyn and Dede….Gurlz Gone OIB..63 Ocean Isle West..LAID
46……..Seas the Day………………..Kay Yancey…………227 W 1st Street……LAID
47……..Kyle’s Kritters……………..Mimi and Grampy……..178 E 1st Street………LAID
48.”Brady,Olivia, Amelia, Scarlett & Levi’s Loggerheads”.Tom & Margaret Moureau
Nest 48- Closed 105 hatchlings
49……Heels in the Sand………………………. Smith/Wallace Family….Closed 0 hatchlings
50…Catch a Wave- Stop the Traffic………..Carolina School of Surf………