Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware

4.6
#2 of 19 in Wildlife in Delaware
Stretching eight miles along Delaware Bay and covering 16,251 acres, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for wildlife. Four-fifths of the refuge is tidal salt marsh with a mix of cordgrass meadows, mud flats, tidal pools, rivers, creeks, and tidal streams. The upland area includes forests, freshwater impoundments, brushy and timbered swamps, and fields of herbaceous plants.
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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Reviews
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  • While driving to NJ we decided to take an unplanned side trip to Bombay Hook Refuge as we enjoy wildlife and thought we could stretch our legs by walking the trails. We arrived around 3:45pm just befo...  more »
  • This is a great place for pictures taking. The nature beauty of the waterfowl and wildlife is awesome. The sunrise and sunset are amazing. Bring a good camera.  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful national Park and part of the east coast migratory bird highway. You can see tens of thousands of bird fly through here if you are lucky. Really brings you back to nature. Lots of different paths to drive along and some people here taking photos are definitely professionals. Just don't block the roads, and don't make any noise. Absolutely do not honk your horn, you'll bother the birds.
  • OK, I came for the 12 miles of gravel road experience on my motorcycle, but the wildlife was spectacular. Bird watchers were happy to explain what they spotted, and share their telescopes. I watched bald eagles pluck fishes from a lagoon, and saw the close-up replay on a photographer's screen. In the attached shot, 5 eagles are fighting over a fish on a little island. Best $4 spent lately.

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