The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation™

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The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation

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Jack Miner became the founder of the migratory waterfowl refuge system by creating the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary in 1904. It is located on the Miner property in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. Five years later he pioneered the banding of migrating waterfowl; the recovery data was instrumental in the establishment of the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1916 between the United States of America and Canada as no government banding programs had been in existence at that time.

The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation was established in 1931 in the United States and in 1936 in Canada to continue the good work of Jack Miner. The Foundation is a charitable organization that operates solely on grants and the generosity of private and corporation donations. The Board of Directors and staff are responsible for the ongoing operations of the Foundation.

For more information on the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation or the Sanctuary, please contact the Executive Director.

What's Happening
Educational Tours



The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary offers students and faculty a unique, educational experience by offering the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while learning about the local wildlife and history of Essex County in a casual and enjoyable atmosphere.
Click here to book...

Donate to the Sanctuary



Jack Miner is a charitable organization that operates solely on grants and the generosity of private and corporation donations.
Click to Donate

Report a Band



Band Recovery Form

Online Gift Shop Suspension



Due to recent increases in postage costs we are no longer able to offer online sales of our gift shop items at this time. Anyone interested in purchasing an item from our gift shop can contact events@jackminer.com for a quote. Thank you.
Aug 20, 2014 Aug 25, 2014 May 23, 2014 Jan 14, 2014
What's Happening

Educational Tours
The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary offers students and faculty a unique, educational experience by offering the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while learning about the local wildlife and history of Essex County in a casual and enjoyable atmosphere.
Click here to book...

Aug 20, 2014

Donate to the Sanctuary
Jack Miner is a charitable organization that operates solely on grants and the generosity of private and corporation donations.
Click to Donate

Aug 25, 2014

Report a Band
Band Recovery Form

May 23, 2014

Online Gift Shop Suspension
Due to recent increases in postage costs we are no longer able to offer online sales of our gift shop items at this time. Anyone interested in purchasing an item from our gift shop can contact events@jackminer.com for a quote. Thank you.
Jan 14, 2014


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