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Delaware
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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
BOMBAY HOOK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
BOMBAY HOOK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, Delaware   19977

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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
'Diamondback Terrapin'
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Diamondback Terrapin laying eggs

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'Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta'
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Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta

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'Blue Jay'
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Blue Jay

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'Out Foxed'
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Fox eats Snake

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'Great Egret'
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Great Egret

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'Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus'
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Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus

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'Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus '
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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
'Eagle Eating Turtle'
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Eagle Eating Turtle

Since 1937, Bombay Hook has hosted hundreds of thousands of migrating ducks, geese, shorebirds, and neotropical songbirds, all following old traditions of natural history, the spring and fall migrations. Tired and hungry, they seek shelter at Bombay Hook and feast on marsh grasses, fish, and other important foods before continuing their flight.

Bombay Hook is one of many refuges providing critical habitat between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. Its 16,000 acres include freshwater pools, swamps, upland forests, agricultural fields, and one of the largest unaltered tidal salt marshes in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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February 27 Bird photo opportunities in mid June by westener
Opportunities for bird photography are fairly good, but not as great as as at Assateague, further south.


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From the North - Philadelphia Area - I-95 South into Delaware - Route 1 South (Christiana exit) (toll road $1.00) - Exit 114 (Route 13 North) for Smyrna. Right turn at the end of the exit ramp. - Right at the next light onto Route 12 East (Smyrna-Leipsic Road) - Route 12 merges with Route 9 South (5 miles) - Left onto Whitehall Neck Road which ends at the Refuge

From Washington, DC Area - I-95 North to Washington, DC Beltway - Route 50 East over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - 301 North - Route 300 East to Smyrna - Route 13 South - Left on Rt 12 East (Symrna-Leipsic Road) until it merges with Rt 9 (5 miles) - Left on Whitehall Neck Road which ends at the Refuge

From Dover, Delaware - Take Route 13 North - Turn right onto Route 42 East into Leipsic - Turn left onto Route 9 and proceed north for 2 miles - Turn right onto Whitehall Neck Road which ends at the Refuge entrance

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