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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware

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  • When we lived in MD this was our goto place for bird watching. Visited around Thanksgiving and was not disappointed. Many ducks, geese, and shore birds. Only a few Snow Geese which was unusual, but sa...  more »
  • I'm not a big bird watcher, but went with family to the wildlife refuge over the holiday break. The weather was cool, so we stayed in the car most of the time. We saw bald eagles scaring off flocks of...  more »
  • I enjoyed seeing the beautiful butterflies. It's nice that Bombay hook will lend you binoculars for the time that you are there. Inside the building, they have a little gift shop, and a place to look ...  more »
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  • This is a great park to do some light sightseeing. The entire road trail is about 12 miles long in a one way route which you can simply drive from point to point where there are several stops along the way you can get out and have a short hike up to some specified point or lookout, or you can park at the entrance and ride a bike through and do the same. The entrance fees are very cheap, $4 for a single car, or $2 if you are biking in (for your entire group). While you will mainly see birds of all sorts, varying by the season, you can also see deer everywhere or even foxes. During the short hikes or even along the driving path many foxes popped up around and seemed to be comfortable with humans about, but would never get too close. The lookout towers offer a unique experience to go above everything and understand the scale of this refuge and we will definitely return many times more in the future.
  • One of the premier stops to see migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. Beautiful at any time of year, with something to see in every season. One of my favorite birding spots.
  • Very nice place to drive around and see the wildlife and scenery. Best to go when the bugs aren't swarming or else your stuck in your car. We couldn't get to any of the towers without getting bit up, it's expected this time of year. Definitely will go back in the fall.
  • Bombay Hook has both an auto route and walking paths to observe rare and common migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway. The visitor center near the entrance often has programs, so check the website or stop in to see what is going on. They also have binoculars and bird guides for you to check out if you don't have your own (or forgot them).
  • Beautiful place to be surrounded by nature. I love the peaceful road that curves between two swamp areas. If you stop, there are tons of birds, crabs and even wild rabbits to be seen!