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Little Estero Island CWA

CWA boundary:

County: Lee

Total Area: 50 acres

Closure Dates: April 1 – August 31

Focal Species: Least tern, snowy plover, Wilson’s plover.


This CWA includes portions of the beach and dune system on Fort Myers Beach. Renowned ornithologist, Roger Tory Peterson, visited this site a few years before the CWA was established and declared it possibly the best place in the world to photograph shorebirds.