Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Address:2591 Whitehall Neck Rd
Smyrna, DE 19977

Phone:302-653-9345
Fax:302-653-0684
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook
Established: 1937.
Location:On the western shore of Delaware Bay about 10 miles northeast of Dover, Delaware.
Facilities:Visitor center, auto tour route, trails, observation towers, historic Allee House.
Activities:Hiking, hunting, educational programs, bird and wildlife watching.
Special Features:During May and June, when horseshoe crabs lay eggs along the bay shore and mud flats, thousands of shorebirds stop to feed before continuing their northward migration.
Habitats: 15,978 acres primarily of tidal salt marsh, with creeks, rivers, croplands, freshwater impoundments, wooded upland, swamp, and brush.
Access: Open during daylight hours. Portions closed seasonally.
Wild life: Migrating waterfowl, a variety of ducks, shorebirds, wading birds, frogs, turtles, whitetail deer, horseshoe crabs.

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Fish and Wildlife Service today celebrated the launch of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.
I'm uniquely excited about this launch because we are making these Bombay Hook quarters 67 miles north of here at our plant in Philadelphia," said United States Mint at Philadelphia Plant Manager Marc Landry.
Local school-aged children attended the ceremony, which took place at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.
Millions of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge quarters were released into circulation by the Federal Reserve on Sept.
With populations often exceeding 100,000 during the peak of the migration in late November, Bombay Hook and Prime Hook NWRs are important areas for greater snow geese.
Fish and Wildlife Service will launch the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge quarter Friday, Sept.
Ashe United States Mint at Philadelphia Plant Manager Marc Landry Coastal Delaware National Wildlife Refuge Complex Project Leader Al Rizzo Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Manager Oscar Reed
WHERE: Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 2591 Whitehall Neck Road Smyrna, DE 19977
and drive 90 minutes to the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Smyrna, Del.
Bombay Hook spans eight miles, covering 16,251 acres, along the Delaware Bay.
We can usually accommodate all the duck hunters that want to use our duck blinds, and we've never filled up with snow goose hunters, but we'll get a big crowd for the drawing when Canada geese are in," said Oscar Reed, deputy manager of Bombay Hook.
Prime Hook has been a satellite of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, about 50 miles to its north, since it was established in the early 1960s.

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