We have programs for the public throughout the year. Check out our Events Calendar to learn more!Events Calendar
About the Complex
Click on the Learn More link to visit Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge's website.
Bombay Hook is managed as part of the Coastal Delaware Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Around the Refuge
The refuge offers visitors a 12-mile wildlife drive, five walking trails (2 handicapped accessible), three observation towers, wildlife photography, hunting opportunities, a variety of nature and educational programs, and interpretative displays. Visit our Plan Your Visit page to learn more about visiting the refuge.Plan Your Visit
Bombay Hook offers hands on nature studies for grades one through twelve, allowing students to experience the several habitats on the refuge – from tidal salt marsh to freshwater impoundments, upland fields, and forests. Learn more on our For Educators page.For Educators
Wading gracefully on long legs through shallow water or along the water's edge, these birds search for fish, frogs, insects, and other creatures. Some birds use its long bill as a probe and others as a spear. Quick as a wink, it has a meal!
Although egrets and herons do not nest on the refuge, after they fledge their nests, they seek out wetlands like Bombay Hook along the Delaware Bay to feed. The summer months are a great time to look for these graceful birds.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Rainbow over the refuge - Tim Williams., Shorebirds - Tim Williams.
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2014