Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Upcoming Events

Every Saturday at 9am -Free Van Tours
Join local naturalists on a van tour around the refuge. Learn about refuge history, management actions, and wildlife. Every Saturday morning at 9:00. The tour leaves from the visitor center parking lot. It is limited to 12 people, so registration is required. sign up in person or by phone 302-653-9345
Any unreserved spots can be claimed the morning of the tour. 

Saturday, April 27, 2024   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 28, 2024   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.

Various Days, May through June, 2024   11:00 am – 11:45 am    Purple Martin Nest Checks   Joël Martin will perform weekly purple martin gourd nest checks during April, May, and June. Individuals can observe and assist with recording data, counting eggs and hatchlings, and after they hatch hold a chick. You will see birds that spent the winter in Brazil and you may see an adult sitting on a nest. The nests need to be checked quickly to make sure the purple martins are not disturbed for a long period of time. Meet at the Visitor Center. May 10,15,20,24,29 June 3,7,12,17,21,26

Saturday May 4th, 2024 9:00 am -11:00 am Tree Identification program and walk  Join Delaware Master Naturalist Jay Mengel for a presentation on tree identification and instruction on using a dichotomous key. A guided walk along the Forest Discovery Tree Trail will follow.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Here come the Bugs!
Join biologist Anthony Gonzon for a journey through the diversity of Delaware’s invertebrate life. Learn about life histories, identification, and fun facts. After the program Anthony will set up lights to draw in insects for observation and identification. Part of this program is outdoors after dark. Bring a headlamp/flashlight and dress appropriately.