Loggerhead Sea Turtles


With over 10,000 acres of land and 10 miles of beach, Kiawah serves as a vital nesting ground for loggerhead turtles. Nesting efforts are monitored by a group of dedicated resident volunteers each year and are one of the largest turtle patrol volunteer programs in the United States!  Kiawah’s Turtle Patrol has been in existence since 1973 and the Town of Kiawah Island (TOKI) has provided funding and logistical support to the program since 1990.

Due to COVID- 19, no new patrol volunteers or attendance of nest inventories will be allowed this season. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for updates and pictures from the season. Questions? Contact Wildlife Biologist Jim Jordan at jjordan@kiawahisland.org