On September 18, 2015, the U.S. Mint released a coin honoring Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge through its America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The Bombay Hook quarter is the first coin minted in honor of a U.S. national wildlife refuge. The coin features a great blue heron and great egret.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Facts
– Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located in Delaware, USA.
– 278 species of birds have been recorded at Bombay Hook.
– The refuge has been designated as a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy.
– During fall migration, more than 100,000 snow geese stop at Bombay Hook to rest and feed.
– Last year 100,000 people from 45 states and 13 countries visited the refuge.
– The refuge protects some of the largest remaining expanses of coastal marshes in the country.