Events Calendar

The calendar is divided into the following categories: Annual Meeting; Purple Martin Nest Checks; Junior Ranger Programs; and Tours of Bombay Hook NWR.

The Visitor Center is closed on WEEKENDS starting July 1, 2018 until September 1, 2018.

Meeting

Friends Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 PM The Annual Friends Meeting for this year is scheduled for Saturday June 23, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

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Nest Checks

Purple Martin Nest Checks

June 18, 22, 27 and July 2, 2018 11:00 am – 11:45 am Joel Martin and Ray Gingerich will perform weekly purple martin gourd and house nest checks during June and July. Individuals can observe and assist with recording data, counting eggs and hatchlings, and after they hatch hold a chick. You will see birds that spent the winter in Brazil and you may see an adult sitting on a nest. The nests need to be checked quickly to make sure the martins are not disturbed for a long period of time. Meet at the Visitor Center

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Junior Ranger Programs

Jr. Rangers Learn about Cavity Nesters

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9:30 am to 12:00 noon - New and returning children (7-11 years old) are invited to attend. Swallows, purple martins, barn owls, bats and bluebirds to name a few… where do they nest? Learn about different birds, their nests and how they raise their young. The focus of this session will be on purple martins and barn owls; providing participants an up-close view of their nesting cavities. Space is limited. To register call 302-653-9345 or email: tina_watson@fws.gov.

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Tours of the Refuge

Tours of Bombay Hook NWR

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm- Join Volunteer Ray Cullom for a tour of the Refuge. Find out how the Refuge is managed for wildlife, visit different habitats, and walk a trail. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Your First Visit to Bombay Hook Tour

Friday, July 20, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:30 pm Learn a little about the refuge’s history, why it is here, how it is managed for wildlife, bird migration at the refuge, and identify birds. Call to register or email: tina_watson@fws.gov.

Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:30 pm Learn a little about the refuge’s history, why it is here, how it is managed for wildlife, bird migration at the refuge, and identify birds. Call to register or email: tina_watson@fws.gov.

Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:30 pm Learn a little about the refuge’s history, why it is here, how it is managed for wildlife, bird migration at the refuge, and identify birds. Call to register or email: tina_watson@fws.gov.

Friday, August 24, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:30 pm Learn a little about the refuge’s history, why it is here, how it is managed for wildlife, bird migration at the refuge, and identify birds. Call to register or email: tina_watson@fws.gov.

Friday, August 31, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:30 pm Learn a little about the refuge’s history, why it is here, how it is managed for wildlife, bird migration at the refuge, and identify birds. Call to register or email: tina_watson@fws.gov.

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