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    • Beginning Birding - Warbler Program

      chestnut sided warbler

      April 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  -  Eileen McLellan and Terry Willis will give a presentation on the warblers migrating through Bombay Hook during the spring. The program will be in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Participants are encouraged to come to the warbler walk the following morning.

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    • Tour of the Refuge - April 30 pm

      Great blue heron

      Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Tour of the Refuge.

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    • Tour of the Refuge - April 30 am

      Bald Eagle

      Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm  - Tour of the Refuge

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    • Beginning Birding - Warbler Walk

      chestnut sided warbler

      Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 8:00 to 10:00 am  -  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.

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    • Migratory Bird Walk - 3rd

      AmRedstart

      Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8:00 am to 10:30 am   Join Marcia Poling, avid birder and artist, to look for songbirds arriving from Mexico and South America.

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    • Beginning Birding - Warbler Walk - 2

      Yellow Warbler

      Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. The walk will be on one or two trails along the wildlife drive with expert birders Eileen McLellan and Terry Willis. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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    • Migratory Bird Walk - 4th

      chestnut sided warbler

      Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 8:00 am to 10:30 am   Join Marcia Poling, avid birder and artist, to look for songbirds and shorebirds.

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    • Your First Visit To Bombay Hook Tour - May

      Eastern bluebird

      Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Learn about Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

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    • Protecting Pollinators in Delaware

      butterfly

      Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm     Join Dr. Faith Kuehn, Plant Industries Administrator, and Dr. Thalia Pappas, Environmental Consultant, both with the Delaware Dept. of Agriculture, for a presentation on pollinators. 

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    • Beginning Birding - Shorebird Program

      sandpipers

      Saturday, May 13, 2017  -  Eileen McLellan and Terry Willis will give a presentation about shorebirds, their amazing migrations, and simple identification techniques.

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    • Spring Bird Count

      Eastern bluebird

      Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:00 am - 12:00 noon         Individuals who are enthusiastic about birds, informed about their threats, and empowered to become involved in addressing those threats, can make a contribution by volunteering to participate in the national spring bird count.

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    • Migratory Bird Walk - 5th

      Common yellowthroat

      Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00 am to 10:00 am    Join Marcia Poling, avid birder and artist, to look for songbirds and shorebirds.

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    • Monarch Presentation and Gardening Tips for Monarchs

      monarch

      Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am    Learn how to help Monarchs!

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    • Jr. Ranger Program - Shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs

      Horseshoe Crab Event

      Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm     Jr. Rangers go to Pickering Beach to learn about horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. New and returning children (7-11 years old) are invited to attend.

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    • Bird ID Station

      Bird Identification

      Sunday, May 21, 2017   1:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Bird Identification Station

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    • Third Tuesdays for Toddlers and Preschoolers - FREE ENTRANCE

      Wildlife Rehabilitators - Spring Babies

      Tuesday, May 16, 2017    9:00 am to 2:00 pm    Toddlers/preschoolers (1 year old to 5 years old) and their guardian is free.  Bombay Hook will be free for toddlers on the 3rd Tuesday of  May.

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    • Migratory Bird Walk - 6th

      AmRedstart

      Wednesday, May 20, 2017 - 8:00 am to 10:30 am   Join Marcia Poling, avid birder and artist, to look for songbirds arrivals from Mexico and South America.

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    • Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Presentation

      shorebird

      Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm   Greg Breese, Project Manager for the Delaware Bay Estuary Project, will start the program with a presentation on shorebirds, their amazing migration journey, and horseshoe crabs on the Delaware Bay. The presentation will include a NEW 16 minute video, entitled, "Feast on the Beach." The group will then go to Pickering Beach to see the shorebirds and the horseshoe crabs that come up onto the Bay beach to spawn.

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    • Tour of the Refuge-May

      Great blue heron

      Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 1:30 am to 3:00 pm. Join 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.

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    • Tour of the Refuge - May

      Tree Swallow

      Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm     Tour of the Refuge.

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    • Purple Martin Nest Check - 1

      Purple Martin Check

      Wednesday, May 31, 2017     Joel Martin and Ray Gingerich will perform weekly purple martin gourd and house nest checks. Individuals can observe and record data, hold a chick, and count eggs and hatchlings.

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    • Purple Martin Nest Check - 2

      Purple Martin Check

      Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am    Joel Martin and Ray Gingerich will perform weekly purple martin gourd and house nest checks. Individuals can observe and record data, hold a chick, and count eggs and hatchlings.

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    • Purple Martin Nest Check -3

      Purple Martin Check

      Friday, June 9, 2017 - 11:00 am - 11:45 am Purple Martin Nest Check -  Joel Martin and Ray Gingerich will perform weekly purple martin gourd and house nest checks. Individuals can observe and record data, hold a chick, and count eggs and hatchlings.

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    • Purple Martin Nest Check - 4

      Purple Martin Check

      Wednesday, June 14, 2017  - 11:00 am – 11:45 am - Joel Martin and Ray Gingerich will perform weekly purple martin gourds and house nest checks. Individuals can observe and record data, hold a chick, and count eggs and hatchlings.

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    • Purple Martin Nest Check - 5

      Purple Martin Check

      Saturday, June 17, 2017   11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Purple Martin Nest Check

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2016
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