Harbor Island sits on 1400 acres of pristine wildlife sanctuary. If you are ecology minded, many of the migratory sea birds come to the island on their way to and from their homes. The loggerhead sea turtles often come to nest on the island and you can join in and help the naturalist with their turtles watch program. Shady rookeries welcome 2,000 pairs of Herons and Egrets, and tasty Blue Crabs team in tidal creeks that crisscross the marsh.
In spring and fall our island is a staging area for thousands of birds gathering for their migratory flights. From April to June thousands of Horseshoe crabs come ashore to lay their eggs at high tide under a full moon. These eggs provide much needed food for birds during spring migration. From May to September our beach is a nesting site for endangered Loggerhead turtles.