Big Marco Pass

CWA boundary:


County: Collier

Total Area: 456 acres

Closure Dates: Year-round

Focal Species: Least tern, black skimmer, Wilson’s plover, wintering shorebirds.

Locally known as Sand Dollar Island, this CWA hosts hundreds of nesting shorebirds. Nesting areas may be posted closed from March 1 to August 31. Submerged mudflats are posted year-round for the protection of migratory and resident foraging birds.


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