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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, De, DE 19977
+1 302-653-6872
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Birds, Birds, Birds

This is a stop on the Delaware Birding trail I spent two days here. The refuge is incredable. I got... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tetonted1995
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Harwich, Massachusetts
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Enjoyed parts of three days in late February. Arrived late afternoon on a Sunday to get a feel for... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
wegoustay
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State College, Pa
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“bald eagles” (14 reviews)
“red fox” (8 reviews)
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2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, De, DE 19977
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stop on the Delaware Birding trail I spent two days here. The refuge is incredable. I got 5 lifetime birds Hundreds of Snow Geese, American Avocets, Dunlin, Black Bellied Plovers, Nothern Shovlers, Green wing Teal. Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles....More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Enjoyed parts of three days in late February. Arrived late afternoon on a Sunday to get a feel for the place. Was great to be able to pay entrance fee via the envelopes near the entrance. Was concerned about being able to exit the refuge...More

1  Thank wegoustay
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Delaware Bay areas are a gem for migratory waterfowls, warblers and others avian species. The breathtaking view of Snow Geese flyby is something one visitor can’t afford to miss. Thousands of them are arriving and busy feeding and gaining enough nutrition before starting next leg...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Beautiful scenery for pictures or a relaxing hike. Abundant wild life of many varieties and a great place to get back to basics in seeing the natural beauty of our great state! We took a Cub Scout hike here and the boys really enjoyed spotting...More

Thank Nikki P
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We spent much longer at the refuge that we expected because the views were so lovely. Most people seem to drive the auto loop and never get out of their cars, which is a shame. The salt marsh boardwalk takes you right out into the...More

1  Thank Wanderlust777
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We had a simply lovely afternoon here on a warm sunny late September afternoon. Unfortunately, we were between seasons for the best viewing of the birds. Nevertheless, we did see wonderful flocks of egrets, ducks, and other small waterfowl. We also saw a large Fox...More

Thank SlewpJB
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

So glad these places are kept pristine for the public. We saw a fox besides all the great birds. We saw someone with a power boat and wished we could go around on the water.

Thank Starviagera
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I just retired and this was the closest place to where I live where I could buy a National Park Senior Pass (about 100 miles). Wow, what a find! This place is huge with lots of water birds and eagles even when it isn't migration...More

1  Thank JeanieBeanieD
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Was at the NWR at daybreak and was not disappointed. The birds were cooperating and were too busy with their lives to pay attention to the visitors. The wildlife Drive is 12 miles long and offers many differing viewpoints.

Thank chip56
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

One of my favorite places to bird any time of the year. It is known for waterfowl and shorebirds. The nice roads loop around to see various habitat, small visitors center and some portipottys along the way.

Thank ChadKauffman
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