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Broken Islands CWA

CWA boundary:

A picture of Broken Islands Boundary

County: Lee

Total Area: 13 acres

Closure Dates: March 1 - August 31

Focal Species: pelicans, cormorants, reddish egret, little blue heron, tricolored heron, snowy egret, great blue heron, great egret, white ibis, green heron, anhinga

This CWA is located in Pine Island Sound, within the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve. It is an important location for nesting reddish egrets, a state-threatened species, along with a variety of other wading and diving birds.

This site is included in the Charlotte Harbor Colonial Waterbird Nest Monitoring Program.

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

An adult reddish egret hunts for prey in the water with wings outstretched.