Island State Park, Dunedin, FL 34698
Total Nest Count as of 3-14-13: 16 Osprey Nests - 1 Owl Nest - 1 Eagle Nest
Bald Eagle Nesting Status:
9/18/12 Seen returning to nest
11/10/12 Crows in eagle nest
11/21/12 Eagles rebuilding nest, 1 of pair is new ind
1/13 Eagles Incubating
3/8/13 Eggs Hatched
2012 - 13 Osprey
Nesting Status: Nest Summary as of 3-14-13
Nest 4-1 No chicks visible,
but feed behavior observed
Nest 9-2 since 2/28
Nest 2-4 since 3/7
Nest 2-5 since 2/12
Nest 11-1 since 3/7
Nest 6-1 maybe?
Nest 9-1, Nest 2-3, Nest 2-4A, Nest 7-2, Nest 11-2
|Limited Activity Nests:
Nest 7-3 Limited activity, but nest
was built very quickly
starting 2/19 and is fully developed.
Nests with No Activity
Nest 9-3 is now completely gone.
Nest 6-0 had a few twigs in
February, but never developed.
|2012-13 Great Horned Owl Nesting Status:
10-1 Two owlets fledged successfully.
|2012 (May > Oct.) Loggerhead Sea Turtle
season runs from May thru October. Numbers were up statewide for
2012. - Hopefully a good sign. Daily beach patrols were conducted, and nests were protected by a wire cage to
prevent predation from raccoons, ghost crabs, and to prevent
disturbance by beach goers.
Loggerheads prefer the warmer sandy beach
areas further south of here. The barrier islands this far north along
the west coast are typically not heavily used nesting sites for this
Typically, only a few Loggerhead nests are observed at
Honeymoon Island each year. It is conjectured that only 1 in 1000
hatchlings survive to adulthood. Part of the survival success depends
upon natural resource management practices.
Activity for 2012 Season
Number of nests per island:
5 Honeymoon Island
3 Caladesi Island
1 Anclote Key
12 Egmont Key
Activity for 2011 season:
0 Honeymoon Island
(5 False Crawls at Honeymoon)
2 Anclote Island
(4 False Crawls at Anclote)
6 Caladesi Island
52 Egmont Key