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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