Places To Photograph Wildlife In The Delaware Area

 Please remember to take  only memories and   photographs and leave only footprints

Click the link below for a list of Delaware birds!

http://www.udel.edu/dosbirds/committees/de_records.htm

This is not a list of all the great places to see wildlife in the Delaware region but its a great place to start! I have not been to everyone of these places but i have been to most of them and when i get to these places i will post info on the areas that i get to photograph so check out this blog every now and then for updates on the Delaware region!

Bombay National Wildlife Refuge – Smryna, Delaware

This is one of my favorite places to see wildlife and you never have to leave your car it has a great wildlife drive with some great trails as well. In the winter months this is one of the best places to see Snowgeese!

  • 16251 acres of Pristine Saltwater marshes, Freshwater marshes, Upland Forest, and agriculture fields!

Bombay Hook NWR’s Closed Dates for Hunting

2011-2012 Season – Bird Watcher’s List

      The back section of  the Refuge (Bear Swamp and Finis) will be closed the following dates:
November 11, 12, and 16, 2011
December 12 and 15, 2011
January 20, 2012

The front section of  the Refuge (Raymond Pool and Shearness Pool) will be closed the following  dates:
November 14 and 18, 2011
December 14, 2011
Enter  from Dutch Neck Road.

The back section of the Refuge (Bear Swamp and Finis) will be closed until 1:00 pm for the Young Waterfowlers Hunts:

December 10 and 17, 2011.

The Refuge is open daily from Sunrise to Sunset.

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook/

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge – Milton, Delaware

This is the closest refuge to my house its only about 1 mile from my front door! Since its so close most of my pictures are from this refuge. The refuge office is located off route 16 and that is where the trails are located but the refuge goes along the Delaware bay all the way to Slaughter beach so if you want to see more of the refuge its great to explore the roads that lead into the refuge.http://www.mapquest.com/ That link will take you to the area around Prime hook! The area around Prime hook has held a few unusual birds in the past few years There were three sandhill cranes on route sixteen and a swainsons hawk off of cod road so its always good to explore the area around this refuge!

The refuge has some great trails that offer some great views of the wildlife the blue goose trail is the longest and my favorite! Inside the park is nice but explore the other roads around the refuge and you never know what you might see!

Over 10,000 acres of Salt and Freshwater marshes and upland woodland and Agriculture fields!

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/primehook/

Black Water National Wildlife Refuge

This refuge also has a nice wildlife drive that is paved its not as big as the wildlife refuge in Bombay national wildlife refuge but is worth the trip every time! When i go to this refuge i always take the long way there due to all the great places on the way to see wildlife and the area is great to spot the American Bald Eagle!

Over 27,000 acres of Salt and freshwater marshes and upland woods andagriculture fields!

2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-2677

http://www.fws.gov/blackwater/

Assateague Island Maryland

Assateague island is probably most famous for the wild horses that roam freely on the island but the island is awesome for viewing all sorts of various wildlife. The island is split in half and half is owned by Maryland and the other is in Virginia and both sides each have one road in! The Maryland side does not have a wildlife drive like the Virginia side of the island but i personally seem to see more horses on the Maryland side. The Wildlife drive in Virginia’s side of the island is open all day to hike or bike but after 3pm if you want to drive.


http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.asp

http://www.nps.gov/asis/index.htm

Assateague Island Virginia

http://www.nps.gov/asis/index.htm

Future Information on these places coming soon!

 Little Creek Wildlife Area – Dover, Delaware

http://www.delawarebirdingtrail.org/dbc3.html

 Brandywine Creek State Park – Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.destateparks.com/park/brandywine-creek/index.asp

Ted Harvey Wildlife Area – Dover, Delaware

http://www.ecodelaware.com/place.php?id=273

Slaughter Beach- Delaware

Shore Birds Delight!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaughter_Beach,_Delaware


Cape Henlopen State Park – Lewes, Delaware

http://www.destateparks.com/park/cape-henlopen/

Rehoboth Beach

Gordons Pond and Silver Lake don’t miss those areas for Wildlife!

Indian River Inlet – Between Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, Delaware

http://www.destateparks.com/marinas/

Assawoman Wildlife Area – Bethany Beach, Delaware

http://www.beach-net.com/assawoman/assawomantour.html

Redden Forest/Ellendale State Forest – Georgetown, Delaware

http://www.stateparks.com/ellendale.html

Trap Pond State Park  - Laurel, Delaware

http://www.destateparks.com/park/trap-pond/

Great place to see Cyprus Trees!

Pocomoke Swamp – Snow Hill, Maryland

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/pocomokeguide.html

Nanticoke River 

http://www.baygateways.net/general.cfm?id=168

Augustine Wildlife Area – Delaware City, Delaware

http://www.recreationparks.net/DE/new-castle/augustine-wildlife-area-delaware-city

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/sb/c&d.htm


Fort Delaware State Park – Delaware City, Delaware

http://www.destateparks.com/park/fort-delaware/

Elk Neck State Park [MD] – North East, Maryland

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/elkneck.asp

White Clay Creek – Newark, Delaware

http://www.destateparks.com/park/white-clay-creek/index.asp

Brandywine Creek State Park –  Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.destateparks.com/park/brandywine-creek/index.asp

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