Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter
In 1937, Congress designated Bombay Hook a national refuge. Stretching eight miles along the Delaware Bay, it covers 16,000 acres of land and is a refuge and breeding ground for migrating ducks, geese, shorebirds and other wildlife during their spring and fall migrations. Tired and hungry between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico, these birds seek shelter at Bombay Hook and feast on marsh grasses, fish and other foods before continuing their flight.
Here are some fun facts about Bombay Hook:
- It hosts freshwater pools, swamps, upland forests, agricultural fields and one of the largest unaltered tidal salt marshes in the mid-Atlantic region.
- The refuge offers a 12-mile wildlife drive, five walking trails, three observation towers, wildlife photography, and hunting and fishing opportunities.
- You can see wildlife year round. Fall and spring offer the best opportunity to observe migrating birds.
- It is also home to the Allee House, an 18th Century farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places.