Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
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. 

From the Washington, DC Area:  Take I-95 North to Washington, DC Beltway.  Take Route 50 East over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  Take 301 North.  Take Route 300 East to Smyrna.  Take Route 13 South.  Turn left on Route 12 East (Symrna-Leipsic Road) until it merges with Route 9 (5 miles).  Turn left on Whitehall Neck Road which ends at the Refuge entrance.
PHOTOS of the 9/14/03 field trip

TRIP REPORT from 9/14/03

Bombay Hook NWR 2002 Bird Checklist (pdf file)

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