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
Birds of Prey
Birds of prey, or raptors are specifically suited to their lives as hunters. Their strong legs and powerful grasping feet with sharp talons help them catch and kill prey. Hooked bills help tear the meat. Hawks, falcons, eagles and owls are an important part of the balance of nature because they help keep insect and rodent populations in check.
The winter is a good time to look for a variety of raptors. Northern harriers fly over the salt marsh and fields. Look for the eastern screech owl sitting in the hole of a wood duck box. Bald eagles, red-tailed and Cooper's hawks can be spotted on tree branches.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Rainbow over the refuge - Tim Williams., Shorebirds - Tim Williams.
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2017