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Big Carlos Pass CWA

CWA boundary:

Big Carlos Pass Boundary

County: Lee

Total Area: 2 acres

Closure Dates: Year-Round

Focal Species: pelicans, cormorants, reddish egret, little blue heron, tricolored heron, snowy egret, great blue heron, great egret, yellow-crowned night heron, black-crowned night heron, green heron, anhinga

An adult Little Blue Heron wades in the water.

Big Carlos Pass CWA is a natural mangrove island located in the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. The island supports a diverse group of nesting birds, including state-threatened little blue herons and tricolored herons.

Financial support for Big Carlos Pass Critical Wildlife Area in-water markers was provided by the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Inc. through the Conserve Wildlife Tag grant program.