Total Area: 6 acres
Closure Dates: January 1st – August 31st
Focal Species: wood storks, roseate spoonbills, brown pelicans, great egrets, great blue heron, tri-colored heron, and others.
BC49 is a spoil island located in the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserve. The island and surrounding waters are closed to public access during the breeding season for the protection of nesting wading and diving birds.
Financial support for BC49 Critical Wildlife Area in-water markers was provided by the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Inc. through the Conserve Wildlife Tag grant program.