2019 Nests

Nest Sponsorships are currently closed.

We have Lights Out Nest Sponsorships Available!

 details are available at the below link

Light’s Out Nest Sponsorships

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 for them to make it to the water.



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 causing updates to be delayed.


Nest # Nest Name Sponsor Address Status
1 Oceans Massage and Skin Care Cindy Erhardt

Desert Stretch

303 W 1st Street

2 In Memory of Samuel Nelson Read Emily Read 172 E 1st Street LAID

The Lecchini Loggerheads

Allocco Family 158E 1st Street LAID
4 Nana Turtley Loves Her Grandchildren- Bay, Ally and Misa Diane Honeycutt 86 E 1st Street LAID
5 Grammy’s Hatchlings Kelly Courtney 239 W 1st Street LAID
6 Surface Interval Steve Cason & Stacy Dedinas 63 Ocean Isle West LAID
7 Wolfe Family’s 5 Cousins Ginny & Tom Wolfe  
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    
9 Re and Sonny’s Happy Hatchlings In Honor of my parents Pam and Frank Bahnson    
10 Bill’s Nest The Maguire’s and Breightenstein’s    
11 nid d’Boulanger In Honor of Phil Baker’s Birthday    
12 Hoosier Hatchlings Leininger, Zickgraf, Jines & Porter Families    
13 In Memory of Linda Ann Deb and Fulton Allen    
14 Safe Travels Bobby and Becky Clutts    
15 Mamaw’s Tiny Turtles- In Memory of Sharon Campbell of Roanoke, VA Love, the Langford, Hennis, Sprouse and Routt Families    
16 “Live with No Regrets” in memory of Shawn Yoho Jeff, Melissa, Hannah and Josh Pitts    
17 In Memory of Pop Peter and Ginny Maguire    
18 The Beardslee Family William & Catherine Beardslee    
19 Jasper’s Splashers Larry and Carol Fields    
20 Bishop-Bradford Beach Bums Bishop and Bradford Families    
21 West Second Wave Runners The Welborn’s- Dax, Amos, Addison, Mack and Brooks    
22 Tower Hill Tots Tower Hill School    

The Rausch House- in Loving Memory of Joe Rausch

Beth & Simon, John & Pam, Gail & Jim    
24 Sand Dwellers Babies Candice L DoEpp    
25 TBA Sam    
26 The Winds Beach Resort The Winds Beach Resort