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 establishing the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary in 1904. It is located 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 legacy of Jack Miner. The Foundation is a charitable organization that operates solely on grants and through the generosity of private and corporate Donors. 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.

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Holiday Greetings!



Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas & Prosperous New Year! Best wishes from the Board, staff & volunteers & all the birds of The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation. The grounds are open from dawn until dusk so please, come feed the birds. The office will be closed until January 3rd, 2018. See you Next Year!
Donate to the Sanctuary



The Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to the legacy of our Founder, Jack Miner. We do not charge admission and rely on grants and donations from our supporters. Please consider making a donation today! Tax receipts are issued for donations of $25 and more. Thank you!
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Dec 18, 2017 Mar 21, 2017
What's Happening

Holiday Greetings!
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas & Prosperous New Year! Best wishes from the Board, staff & volunteers & all the birds of The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation. The grounds are open from dawn until dusk so please, come feed the birds. The office will be closed until January 3rd, 2018. See you Next Year!
Dec 18, 2017

Donate to the Sanctuary
The Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to the legacy of our Founder, Jack Miner. We do not charge admission and rely on grants and donations from our supporters. Please consider making a donation today! Tax receipts are issued for donations of $25 and more. Thank you!
Click to Donate

Mar 21, 2017


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