Welcome to The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation!
The grounds are open dawn til dusk year-round. (CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID19 PANDEMIC)
We are located at 332/360 Road 3 West in Kingsville, Ontario.
Our office is open Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm year-round ; Historic house and museum tours available Monday-Thursday 10am-4:00pm after Labour Day to before Victoria Day weekend;
other times available by appointment. (CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID19 PANDEMIC)
From Victoria Day to Labour Day, the historic house and museum are open
Monday- Friday 10am-5pm and Sundays and Holidays 12-4pm; other times by chance or appointment.(CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID19 PANDEMIC)
If you'd like to book a tour, please call (519) 733-4034 or email us.
Click HERE for information about our bird bands.
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.