Little Estero Island

CWA boundary:


County: Lee

Total Area: 50 acres

Closure Dates: April 1 – August 31

Focal Species: Least tern, snowy plover, Wilson’s plover

Renowned ornithologist, Roger Tory Peterson, visited this site a few years before the CWA was established and declared it possibly the best place in the world to photograph shorebirds.


FWC Facts:
Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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