What's New at Bombay Hook

  • You Need to Know This


    As of Saturday, July 1, you will need the new State of Delaware Conservation Access Pass to enter STATE Wildlife Areas. This does nor affect your access to either Bombay Hook or Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges.

    You will need to pay attention to where you are or you can run afowl of this new requirement. For example, if you turn onto Port Mahon Rd. from Route 9 you will soon be passing Bombay Hook NWR on your left. On your right will be Little Creek Wildlife Area for which you will need the new Delaware pass. Another area where you need to know where you are Is Prime Hook. We know Prime Hook NWR, but there is also Prime Hook Wildlife Area for which you need the new Delaware pass.

    Please click on the image on the right which will take you to the DNREC website for more information.

  • Delaware Trails lead to Bombay Hook NWR. You know that Bombay Hook is a part of the Delaware Birding Trail. And sure, Bombay Hook should be a part of the Delaware Outdoor Trail. How about the The Delaware History Trail? Bombay Hook is a part of that Delaware Trail as well. One part of our history is the Allee House. Another bit of our history can be seen along the Parson Point Trail.


  • The May 1, 2017, edition of the Friends' Newsletter has been posted. Click on the image to read it. The next issue will be available in September.


  • Photo Gallery.

    We are adding the photographs taken at Bombay Hook. To submit a photgraph please e-mail us at Friends.




  • The Blue Heron Gift Shoppe is now open for the Spring season which ends at the end of June.


    Please stop by our Gift Shoppe for books about birding and other nature and regional topicss as well as some great gifts.


    Click on the image to see the store hours.


  • Amazon Smile is great way to help your Friends. Amazon will donate a percentage of the sale of Smile eligible items to The Friends of Bombay Hook. Log in to Smile here.

  • National Conservation Training Center - Monarch Butterfly Conservation Series registration and schedule.


    You must register to participate in these programs. You can see the schedule and register by clicking on the above link.


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  • The Friends of Bombay Hook Bird Club Schedule of 2017 Bird Walks is available on their page. You can find it by clicking here.

  • "Bombay Hook is among the most famous birding locations in the eastern United States." So states the Audubon Society in the Bombay Hook section of Birding in Delaware.
  • Be sure to read 50 Great (and Neat) Native Plants for Delaware Gardens, published by Quentin Schlieder of the Bombay Hook Garden Keepers. Use it as a reference when reading Quentin's articles in upcoming editions of the Friends' newsletter and as a resource to help you with your backyard planting.

    The Bombay Hook Garden Keepers are garden enthusiasts who meet monthly to learn about gardening with native plants in the mid-Atlantic region; they maintain the native landscape around the refuge Visitor Center. Their meetings and special events are posted on the Events Calendar page of the web site.
  • Help Friends by participating in a fundraising opportunity through Redners grocery stores: When you shop at Redners using your Pumps Perks card, save your receipt and hand in the entire receipt at the Visitor Center store. Over $2000 in Redners receipts have already been turned in. At $5000, Friends qualifies to get the first 1% back! Find the location of the nearest Redners warehouse market here.

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