March 27, 1986
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Eagles Claw Nature Reserve
Protected areas of
New South Wales
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Gamilaroi Nature Reserve, Gumbaynggirr State Conserva, Yatteyattah Nature Reserve, Mount Yarrowyck Nature R, Bird Island Nature Reserve
The Eagles Claw Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve that is located on the south coast of the state of New South Wales, Australia. The 1-hectare (2.5-acre) reserve protects a strip of rugged coastline in the vicinity of Lookout Point at the town of Eden. The reserve was gazetted on 27 March 1986, to give protection to what was then thought to be the only known mainland breeding colony of little penguins in the state.
Eagles Claw Nature Reserve Wikipedia
The location is a scenic attraction deriving its name from the appearance, when viewed from the north, of a bird's three-taloned foot. It abuts a residential subdivision of Eden.
The reserve encloses a set of four narrow sea gutters, or small bays, surrounded by low cliffs. Boulders and boulder debris from the cliffs contain crevices and cavities where the penguins nest. There are dense stands of coastal scrub dominated by bracelet honey myrtle above the cliffs.