Flag Islands CWA
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.