Observe migrant birds in their natural coastal habitat.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located northeast of Dover, Delaware, on the coast. It features a 12-mile wildlife drive where guests can watch the birds from a distance in their car. There are also 5 walking trails and three observation towers along the way. Thousands of migrating shorebirds stop here on their way to their breeding grounds in the spring. Birds you may see include Canadian geese, snow geese, American black ducks, sandpipers, dowitchers, yellowlegs, salt marsh sparrows, and more.
The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. It is home to one of the largest tidal salt marshes in the mid-Atlantic region. Help protect this natural habitat by leaving nothing but footprints during your visit. Anyone who wants to reconnect with nature will find serenity in this wildlife refuge. Visit Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge with your friends and family the next time you're touring the New England area.