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CWA boundary:

Flag island Boundary Map

County: Franklin

Total Area: 27 acres

Closure Dates: Year-Round

Focal Species: American oystercatcher, least terns, black skimmers, and a variety of tern species.

This CWA includes sandbars and shoals located south of St. Vincent Island in Apalachicola Bay. In addition to beach-nesting birds, Flag Island CWA supports federally-listed red knots and piping plovers during their migration and over-wintering.

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


Flag Island Birds