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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

#39 of 378 things to do in Delaware Features Animals
2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, De, DE 19977
+1 302-653-6872
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spend a day for a small fee

This is a large bird sanctuary with many species of land and sea birds located right near Dover Air... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WolfWings
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Newark, Delaware
A trip for the Birds

A lot of different types of Birds migrate here. They have a loop trail you can drive to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joe K
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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“bald eagles” (13 reviews)
“snow geese” (16 reviews)
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2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, De, DE 19977
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+1 302-653-6872

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large bird sanctuary with many species of land and sea birds located right near Dover Air force Base. Passes are available for a small fee and you an spend as much time as you like (during business hours). Staff here is helpful...More

Thank WolfWings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of different types of Birds migrate here. They have a loop trail you can drive to see the different types of Birds. They also have other types of animals their. If you are into bird watching , this is an excellent place to...More

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You don't need a reason to visit this gorgeous place, go for spending some healthy time. I did quite a bit research in advance just to confirm that what place might be suitable for birding. One can easily drive and hike and keep watching wildlife...More

Thank Natureholic
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 10 June 2017

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 23 May 2017 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 9 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 2 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
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