Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / SA / Eba

Nadia and Paul Bellerby are the owners of Eba, a property situated in Eba Anchorage, approximately 93 kilometres east of Ceduna, South Australia. Nadia and Paul recently purchased the property with the view of preserving its natural values for the benefit of native species. They also currently own Rosecliffe, another Wildlife Land Trust property.

Eba spans 152.2 hectares, with approximately two kilometres of ocean frontage. Previously used as a sheep and wheat farming property, the land is comprised of regenerated native coastal vegetation and degraded pasture. Lens wells have historically provided a freshwater source for camel trains and livestock.

The property features a range of ecological communities including open sandy beaches, sand flats, samphire shrublands, coastal dune scrublands, mallee, coastal grasslands and areas of introduced weeds and grasses.

A wide range of wildlife is present including western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), western pygmy possums (Cercartetus concinnus), emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae), white-bellied sea eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster), eastern ospreys (Pandion haliaeetus) and pied oystercatchers (Haematopus longirostris).