Calendar of Events - April

April 17 through April 29, 2018
Bald Eagle Events for April

Tuesday, April 17, 2018    9:00 am to 2:00 pm    Toddlers/preschoolers (1 year old to 5 years old) and their guardian are free.  Bombay Hook will be free for toddlers and their guardian on the 3rd Tuesday of April and May.  Children from 1 to 5 years old are developing cognitive skills and being in nature can expose them to sights and sounds that might go unnoticed in their everyday setting. Take your child on the wildlife drive, walk a trail, climb a tower, read them a nature book, and look at wildlife exhibits in the visitor center.  You are never too young to explore and learn.  This is a free self-study for families.  You can come anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

April 17, 2018 to April 26, 2018   Auditorium during 9:00 am – 4:00 pm   Delaware State’s Waterfowl and Trout Stamp Contest Exhibit   Delaware’s Waterfowl and Trout Stamp contest is sponsored by the Division of Fish and Wildlife, DNREC. After the contest, the artwork from the waterfowl and trout stamp contest will be on display at Bombay Hook’s Auditorium. The winning artwork is reproduced on a stamp which must be carried by most hunters and anglers. They are also purchased by collectors and conservationists. The funds from the State Duck Stamp sales are used for waterfowl conservation and funds from the Trout Stamp are used to purchase trout for stocking in selected streams around the state.

Wednesdays, April 18, 2018 to May 30, 2018   8:00 am to 11:00 am  Bird Walks with Marcia Poling  Join Marcia Poling, avid birder and artist, to look for early songbird arrivals from Mexico and South America. The group will walk several trails in search of songbirds and will stop to identify shorebirds along the wildlife drive. Location “To Be Determined” depending on current sightings. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Friday, April 20, 2018   10:00 am -12:00 noon    Refuge Introduction Tour   “Climb aboard” the refuge’s 12-passenger bus for a 2-hour guided tour of the refuge. Look for wildlife, walk a short trail, and learn how the various habitats on the refuge are managed to provide the food, water, and cover needed by the many species of wildlife that live on or pass through the refuge. Bring your binoculars, or borrow a pair at the Visitor Center. Call to register, 302-653-9345 or email: tina_watson@fws.gov.

Saturday, April 21, 2018   9:30 am to 12:00 noon    Jr. Rangers Learn about: Gardening for Wildlife   New and returning children (7-11 years old) are invited to attend.  Happy Earth Day Weekend!  Learn how to create a natural wildlife garden using native plants.  You will learn how you can make a difference for wildlife by providing food, water, cover and a place to raise their young- right in your own backyard.  Each family participating will receive a kit to make a plant press. Call to register - 302-653-9345 or email: tina_watson@fws.gov.

Sunday, April 22, 2018   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Tour of the Refuge   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.

Sunday, April 22, 2018   1:30  pm to 3:00  pm  Tour of the Refuge     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.

Wednesdays, April 25, 2018 to May 30, 2018   8:00 am to 11:00 am  Bird Walks with Marcia Poling   Join Marcia Poling, avid birder and artist, to look for early songbird arrivals from Mexico and South America. The group will walk several trails in search of songbirds and will stop to identify shorebirds along the wildlife drive. Location “To Be Determined” depending on current sightings. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Saturday, April 28, 2018   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Beginning Birding – Warbler Program – Eileen McLellan and Terry Willis will give a presentation on the warblers migrating through Bombay Hook during the spring.

Sunday, April 29, 2018   8:00 am – 10:00 am  Beginning Birding – Warbler Walk – The walk will be on one or two trails along the wildlife drive with expert birders Eileen McLellan and Terry Willis. This will be an excellent way to practice what you learned at the Warbler Program the day before or for anyone who wants to look for warblers.

Sunday, April 29, 2018   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Tour of the Refuge   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.

Sunday, April 29, 2018   1:30  pm to 3:00  pm  Tour of the Refuge     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.