The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses 110,000 acres, outlined in yellow, of coastal lands and waters. It is home for hundreds of species of birds, fish and other animals. The acreage is comprised of 104,000 acres of submerged land (36,000 acres mangroves and 68,000 acres open water) and 6,000 acres of upland habitat.

Image courtesy of Collier County Property Appraiser’s Office

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses 110,000 acres, outlined in yellow, of coastal lands and waters. It is home for hundreds of species of birds, fish and other animals. The acreage is comprised of 104,000 acres of submerged land (36,000 acres mangroves and 68,000 acres open water) and 6,000 acres of upland habitat.

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