Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Dover

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The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,978 acres (64.66 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located along the eastern coast of Kent County, Delaware, United States, on Delaware Bay. It was established on March 16, 1937, as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory and wintering waterfowl along the Atlantic Flyway. The Refuge was purchased from local land owners with federal duck stamp funds.
Today, the refuge protects wildlife of all kinds, with emphasis on all migratory birds. The refuge also contains the Allee House, a pre-revolutionary war farmhouse on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a stop on Delaware's Coastal Heritage Greenway.

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  • Bombay Hook is a birder's dream. We spent the better part of two days there during the first week of May (11 hours on one day) and saw over 51 different species of birds (only counting those we got a....  more
    Bombay Hook is a birder's dream. We spent the better part of two days there during the first week of May (11 hours on one day) and saw over 51 different species of birds (only counting those we got a....  more »
  • The bathroom in the building is closed, for no reason, looks like they decided to use dirty plastic outhouses instead of keeping a bathroom in a building operating for public use. 
    The bathroom in the building is closed, for no reason, looks like they decided to use dirty plastic outhouses instead of keeping a bathroom in a building operating for public use.  more »
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  • It was wonderful to see so many people from all over on a mid-week day. Of course it wasn't crowded, but it's good to know that such resources are appreciated. The trails and facilities could be more well kept, and the visitor's center open more often, but the facilities are now staffed primarily by volunteers. The recent cuts in federal spending--and the shift of traditional government services to private corporations--have taken their toll. But the volunteers and public who come to this magical place are saving and savoring it.
  • Beauty abounds

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