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Bombay Hook NWR

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2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, DE 19977 United States
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bombay_Hook/

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May 2019

Trip to Bombay Hook NWR and Dupont Nature Center

May 22
Bombay Hook NWR, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, DE 19977 United States
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Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Dale Murphy at 410-798-6345 or murphy_dale@msn.com Description: Bombay Hook is a mix of cordgrass meadows, mud flats, tidal pools, rivers, creeks and streams. The upland area includes forests, freshwater impoundments, brushy and timbered swamps and fields of herbaceous plants. The refuge offers a 12-mile wildlife drive and five walking trails. Shorebirds are the main quest; warblers, wrens and raptors should also make an appearance (great looks at marsh wrens). The DuPont Nature Center is…

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June 2019

Bombay Hook and Delaware Bayshore

June 1 @ 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Bombay Hook NWR, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, DE 19977 United States
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Open to convention registrants An excellent place for lingering waterfowl and late migrant/summering shorebirds, herons, gulls, terns, and a full array of salt marsh birds including Clapper Rail, Seaside Sparrow and Boat-tailed Grackle. Bombay Hook features nesting Black-necked Stilt, Willow Flycatcher, and Coastal Plain Swamp Sparrow. The list of rarities that have been seen at this famous birding hot spot is impressive (e.g. Whiskered Tern, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper). There is an entrance fee of $4 per vehicle, but if you have…

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Bombay Hook and Delaware Bayshore

June 2 @ 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Bombay Hook NWR, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, DE 19977 United States
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Open to convention registrants only An excellent place for lingering waterfowl and late migrant/summering shorebirds, herons, gulls, terns, and a full array of salt marsh birds including Clapper Rail, Seaside Sparrow and Boat-tailed Grackle. Bombay Hook features nesting Black-necked Stilt, Willow Flycatcher, and Coastal Plain Swamp Sparrow. The list of rarities that have been seen at this famous birding hot spot is impressive (e.g. Whiskered Tern, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper). There is an entrance fee of $4 per vehicle, but if you…

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August 2019

Trip to Delaware Bayshore

August 17
Bombay Hook NWR, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, DE 19977 United States
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Host: Patuxent Bird Club/PGAS Leaders will be Marcia Watson and Gene Scarpulla. Please RSVP to Marcia (marshwren50@comcast.net) no later than August 14 so that they have a headcount and know who to expect. Description: The trip will visit Bombay Hook and other refuges along the shores of the Delaware Bay, with a focus on migrating shorebirds, waders, and passerines. Bring spotting scope, sunscreen, bug repellant, water & other drinks, lunch and snacks. Long pants, long-sleeved shirt, and closed-toes shoes recommended.…

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