|Bombay Hook National Wildlife
2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, Delaware 19977
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge comprises 15,978 acres, approximately
four-fifths of which is tidal salt marsh. The refuge has one of the
largest expanses of nearly unaltered tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic
region. It also includes 1,100 acres of impounded fresh water pools,
brushy and timbered swamps; 1,100 acres of agricultural lands; and timbered
and grassy upland. The general terrain is flat and less than ten
feet above sea level. Waterfowl can been seen on the Refuge from
September through March, with peak numbers November and March. Shorebirds
and songbirds are most abundant during May, August, and September.
Wading birds are most abundant during June and July.