May 16, 2013. Morning surveys have been underway for a couple of weeks on Panama City Beach. We haven't found any nests, but a loggerhead false crawl was found at Laguna Beach on May 5. It's the earliest date for a crawl since Turtle Watch began in 1991. We've also seen some interesting shorebirds, including black skimmers, royal terns, and a common loon. When nesting begins, refer to Nest
Information for details on the nest locations, and check our Facebook link below for updates. Contact us at Turtle Watch for more information about our program.
Important Note! The sea turtle lighting ordinance will be enforced beginning this season. Inspectors with Bay County and the City of Panama City Beach will notify beachfront homeowners whose lights are not in compliance. If you have questions, contact the Code Enforcement Office in your jurisdiction.