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Big Marco Pass CWA

CWA boundary:

Big Marco Pass 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 during the breeding season, including state-threatened black skimmers. 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.

Marco Skimmer birds