Bringing Life Back to Gulf Ridge Preserve

After Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on Sanibel Island, Gulf Ridge Preserve, a 21-acre piece of land owned by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), became the focal point for an ambitious…

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13 Bald Eagle Chicks Fledge on Islands

bald eagle adult and fledgling in nest

Thirteen bald eagle chicks (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) fledged from the 11 bald eagle nests SCCF monitored this year on Sanibel, Captiva, North Captiva, and just off-island, surpassing last year’s total of 9 chicks from 10 nests.

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Paving the Way for Least Tern Nesting

least tern decoys

You may see fake wooden birds along the beach on Sanibel, thanks to a nest-attraction effort underway for state-threatened least terns, a beach-nesting bird species and the smallest tern species…

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Volunteer Appreciation Video

Volunteers are the heart, soul, and muscle of Coastal Watch.   Heart — Our volunteers pour their passion into promoting healthier, greener coastal interactions, embodying our mission to safeguard Southwest Florida’s…

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