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.

What's Happening
National Wildlife Week Festival 2017



On April 8th & 9th, the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation will be kicking off National Wildlife Week with activities for young and old alike. From contests for duck and goose calling, children’s activities, a Sportsmen’ Yard Sale, a raptor demonstration, retriever demonstrations and chainsaw carving, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Admission to events during the day, 10am-4pm is FREE!
Come see the new exhibits in the museum and the historic Jack Miner house, and hear about our plans for an interactive Hands-on History Museum expansion! Get your tickets to the Jack Miner’s 152nd Birthday Bash with a Hogs ‘n’ Horns dinner Saturday night and enjoy breakfast on Dress Down Sunday before or after going to church: pancake and sausage breakfast with real Jack Miner maple syrup, made right in the Jack Miner Woods!
Come enjoy a weekend of edutainment! All donations will go tothe Jack Miner Sanctuary and Museum, banding and tracking migratory waterfowl and educating the public about the importance of balance in conservation.
Jack Miner Foundation Strategic Plan



PDF   Strategic Plan

The Foundation is dedicated to the legacy of Jack Miner and through The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary, feeds, protects, defends and tracks migratory waterfowl while providing a no charge natural educational environment for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.
The vision of the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation is to continue to promote the legacy of Jack Miner as naturalist, conservationist, hunter and man dedicated to his community and his core values.
Deadline for applications is May 5, 2017.



PDF   Summer jobs

Do you like to work outdoors? Do you like to work with people? Do you like to build things? Do you like to do research? Do you like animals? Do you like social media? Do you like special events? Do you like to be part of a great team environment? Then we have the summer job for you!
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

Apr 08, 2017 Jan 19, 2017 May 05, 2017 Mar 21, 2017
What's Happening

National Wildlife Week Festival 2017
On April 8th & 9th, the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation will be kicking off National Wildlife Week with activities for young and old alike. From contests for duck and goose calling, children’s activities, a Sportsmen’ Yard Sale, a raptor demonstration, retriever demonstrations and chainsaw carving, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Admission to events during the day, 10am-4pm is FREE!
On April 8th & 9th, the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation will be kicking off National Wildlife Week with activities for young and old alike. From contests for duck and goose calling, children’s activities, a Sportsmen’ Yard Sale, a raptor demonstration, retriever demonstrations and chainsaw carving, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Admission to events during the day, 10am-4pm is FREE!
On April 8th & 9th, the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation will be kicking off National Wildlife Week with activities for young and old alike. From contests for duck and goose calling, children’s activities, a Sportsmen’ Yard Sale, a raptor demonstration, retriever demonstrations and chainsaw carving, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Admission to events during the day, 10am-4pm is FREE!
Apr 08, 2017

Jack Miner Foundation Strategic Plan
PDF   Strategic Plan

Jan 19, 2017

Deadline for applications is May 5, 2017.
PDF   Summer jobs

May 05, 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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