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.

February 18
FOBH Bird Club (9-30-18)

We had a great morning birding along the southern refuge tracts down to Steamboat Landing. With beautiful weather the raptors and fall migrants were on the move with a light NW breeze. Highlights included: Am. Kestrels (3), Northern Harrier, Red Tail Hawk, Osprey and Turkey Vultures on the move. Other birds included Snow Goose, Eastern Towhee, many Eastern Phoebe and Blue Jays. Best bird of the day was a late September Dark eyed Junco. Winter is coming!!

Our next bird walks are:

Date Meeting Place Walk Description
January 1 (Tuesday)
9:30 am
Five Points Wawa
35436 Wolfe Neck Rd.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Indian River Inlet areas. Led by Marcia Poling
February 3 (Sunday)
9:00 am
The bridge entrance to Eastern Neck Island NWR. Eastern Neck Island NWR, Rock Hall, MD. Join us on his popular private tour of the refuge as we look for swans, bay ducks and upland birds. Leaders: Terry Willis and Eileen McLellan
You must register for this walk by emailing Karen at by Monday, January 28, 2019. If there are less than 5 people that register, the walk will be cancelled and you will be notified about the cancellation via email.
February 17 (Sunday)
4:00 pm
Little Creek Post Office Short Eared Owls at Port Mahon. Leaders: Joel Martin and Marcia Poling
March 17 (Sunday)
7:30 am
Bombay Hook Visitors Center Waterfowl at Bombay Hook - Leaders: Randy Murphy and Bruce Lantz
August 18 (Sunday)
9:00 am
Woodland Beach fishing pier parking lot Woodland Beach Wildlife Area - Leader: Randy Murphy

Additional walks are planned but have not yet been scheduled. Check back here to keep up to date.

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.
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