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Eagles Claw Nature Reserve

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Nearest town or city  Eden
Established  March 27, 1986
Area  1 ha
Eagles Claw Nature Reserve
Managing authorities  NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Website  Eagles Claw Nature Reserve
See also  Protected areas of New South Wales
Management  National Parks and Wildlife Service
Similar  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.

Description

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.

References

Eagles Claw Nature Reserve Wikipedia


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