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CWA boundary:

Roberts Bay Boundary Map

County: Sarasota

Total Area: 3 acres

Closure Dates: Year-Round

Focal Species: Roseate spoonbills, reddish egrets, tricolored herons, great egrets, great blue herons, brown pelicans and double-crested cormorants

This CWA includes several small spoil islands located in the Intracoastal Waterway, just east of Siesta Key. It supports a variety of nesting wading and diving birds, including state-threatened reddish egret and roseate spoonbill. Hundreds of birds fly in to roost on the islands every night.

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

Roberts Bay Birds