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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

#35 of 367 things to do in Delaware Features Animals
2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, De, DE 19977
+1 302-653-6872
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Great place! Wish we'd known about the deerflies and brought insect repellent!

Perfect setup - 12 miles of gravel roads skirting several tidal pools, and you can stop at any... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Haddam, Connecticut
Great Birding at Bombay Hook

We try to drive thru Bombay Hook during each season every year. The birding is great. we have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kyle S
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2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, De, DE 19977
+1 302-653-6872

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Perfect setup - 12 miles of gravel roads skirting several tidal pools, and you can stop at any point along the way to get a better look, and maybe take one of the short (1/4 mile or 1/2 mile) walks to an observatory tower. We...More

Thank Hick_from_CT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to drive thru Bombay Hook during each season every year. The birding is great. we have spotted and eagles, snow geese, Canadian Geese,semi palmated sand pipers, dunlin, dowitchers,yellow legs, semi palmated plovers,American avocets,American Black Ducks, salt marsh sparrows, sharp tailed sparrow,Northern pintails,greenwinged teals,...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful wildlife refuge. If you are a bird watcher, you won't be disappointed. If you aren't, you may be inspired to become one, or just enjoy the scenic beauty this place has to offer. This is a big year for bald eagles, and we...More

1  Thank a1trvlagt
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We have been going up to Bombay Hook regularly for the past 3 weeks. We have seen many eagles-both bald and golden, Canadian Geese with their goslings, egrets, great blue herons and many, many more. The last two times we visited, we also saw a...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Even though I live in Delaware I had never been to the Bombay Hook Nature Refuge. Since I wanted to visit and it is the only place in DE to get a senior national parks pass we made plans to spend a Saturday afternoon there...More

Thank MLFB
Reviewed 1 May 2017

All of the wildlife in this natural protected area is peaceful and a great place to spend the morning or afternoon. Most of the birds migrate here from all over the coast, so variety is always abundant. Also eagle and red fox.

Thank ShirleyGirl2014
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had another good visit to this refuge, with the wildlife drive providing many opportunities to see various species of birds, including many bald eagles and ospreys this time. The ponds always have a good mix of water birds. There are some trails for those...More

Thank Birdguy
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a wonderful spot for nature lovers, especially birds that live along coastal regions. There is a 12 mile driving tour through the refuge, with a number of stops along the way with short trails, viewing towers, etc. We were also treated by a...More

Thank tawny1956
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is my third trip to Bombay Hook and this was by far my best photography trip to date. The property is easy to navigate with unlimited birdwatching / photography opportunities. I'm already planning to return this fall.

Thank David W
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is one of the important birding spots on the east coast. In February, it mainly hosts waterfowl, of which we saw plenty. Snow Geese, Pintails, Coots, Canada Geese, and many more, were easily viewable from the road that circles several managed basins. We positively...More

2  Thank HarveyL759
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