332 Road 3 W, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5     519.733.4034     Email: questions@jackminer.com

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Welcome to The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Located in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada, Ontario’s most southern town, it is home to countless migrating geese and ducks. In the spring and the fall, the grounds will be filled with birds passing through using the sanctuary as a safe resting place for food, water, and shelter.

Over the years, curious people from all over the world have visited the sanctuary. This destination was once rated the second greatest tourist attraction in Canada, with Niagara Falls being the first, with cars and school buses lined for miles up and down the road just to visit the ground. We invite you to experience it for yourself. Walk our trails, have a picnic, feed the birds, visit our historic house, museum or other buildings, or join us at one of our events. Land Here.

Experience The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary by Banding Together: Past. Present. Future.

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Experience The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary by Banding Together: Past. Present. Future.

The Sanctuary Grounds and Attractions

Historic House

The Jack Miner House: Built 1916-1922 with materials from the Miner Brick and Tile Yard, include special exhibits, artifacts…

Viewing Pond

Jack was able to watch over migrating geese and to this day, visitors are able to feed ducks and geese as they…

Jack Miner Museum

While maintaining its original structure and design, the Horse Barn was renovated to be used as a Museum in 1977…

Ty Cobb Field

Built for the legendary Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player Ty Cobb, one of Jack Miner’s best friends…

Kennedy Woods

The woods were Jack’s classroom and his true passion. That’s why we encourage visitors to spend the day exploring…


Built in 2012 with a grant from Farm Credit Canada and a generous donation from the James Sylvestre Group, the Gazebo…

Jack Miner Memorial

The final resting place of Jack and Laona Miner. Over 16,000 people attended the funeral at the property…

Hunter's Cabin

A Memorial cabin built in 2004 for Flight 126 in memory of eight hunters, 2 pilots and 2 dogs that parished in a plane…

Nature Stadium

Built in 1973, the Stuart Playfair Nature Stadium was used to watch over the bird banding process… 

Learning Centre

The Jack Miner Learning Centre is a space that provides young children with opportunities to understand nature…

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