Friends of Bombay Hook Bird Club

FOBH Bird Club

Join us! The Friends' Bird Club focuses on field trips in the fall, winter and spring. Some trips are on the refuge, but others take us to interesting birding sites throughout the region. Everyone, from beginner to veteran expert, is welcome. This is a great way to learn more about birds. If you're an expert, this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and talk with other birders.

November 26

With many people traveling for the Holiday we only had four people at Bombay Hook for the Sunset Tour. We saw two eagles in the eagle nest tree area, and had great views of harriers hunting over the marsh. Also, we had tundra swans flying over, lots of Canada geese, pintails, northern shovelers, green-winged teal, mallards, great blue herons, and lots of dunlin. The list isn't complete as we missed some birds. The lighting was lovely, as the photographers say "golden hour light." We did take lots of sunset pictures.

Our next bird walks are:

Date Meeting Place Walk Description
Monday, January 1, 10:00 am Route 1 Wawa (on right) just south of Five Points, Lewes Indian River Inlet, Inland Bays and other traditional spots. This is a very popular trip to start the New Year. Led by Marcia Poling.
Sunday, January 21, 9:00 am BHNWR Visitor Center Birding for Winter waterfowl and other visiting species. Led by Eileen McLellan.
Sunday, February 18, 4:00 pm Little Creek Post Office A late afternoon trip for winter owls at Port Mahon. Led by Joel Martin.
Sunday, March 4,
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
BHNWR Visitor Center Ole Time Feeder Watch! Come any time and watch a variety of special feeder setups. Stay as little or long as you want; enjoy coffee, sweet treats, bring a snack if you like. Leaders: Ed & Mary
Sunday, March 17,
7:30 am - 11:00 am
BHNWR Visitor Center This is the peak waterfowl show before they start moving out. Led by Bruce and Joanne Lantz.
Sunday, April 28,
8:00 am
Tidbury Parking Lot A leisurely walk through Tidbury Creek County Park, South Street, Dover. Leader: Hannah McLennan, Karen Dever.
Sunday, May 6,
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Prime Hook NWR Visitor Center A spring warbler walk though some of the best spots at Prime Hook. Led by Bill & Sally Fintel.
Sunday, May 20,
8:00 am
Ashton Tract Parking Lot Ashton Tract - Explore this new Delaware Fish & Wildlife property on the south side of a 1000 marsh. Led by Bill and Ann-Marie Bond
Saturday, June 2,
Time TBD
Dupont Nature Center parking lot Dupont Nature Center at end of Lighthouse Rd, along Mispillion River. This trip was suggested as an afternoon shorebird trip, at low tide. Leader is to be announced.
Sunday, August 19,
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Woodland Beach fishing pier parking lot. Learn about the best birding locataions in the Woodland Beach area. Led by Randy Murphy.

Meeting places and times, schedule changes and last minute updates are sent by email. To be on the list, please contact Karen Dever at
eBird's list of Bombay Hook's bird entries.
eBird is a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.