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Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary

#9 of 19 things to do in Kingsville Features Animals
360 Road 3 W, Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 2E5, Canada
+1 519-733-4034
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interesting to visit

our son loves animals of all sorts, so we made it a point to stop here while visiting from a... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very disappointed to find the sanctuary closed. Poor signs, no indication of hours were posted... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Mary M
Lindsay, Canada
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360 Road 3 W, Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 2E5, Canada
+1 519-733-4034
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

our son loves animals of all sorts, so we made it a point to stop here while visiting from a neighboring town - variety of birds

Thank LAURA1981
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed to find the sanctuary closed. Poor signs, no indication of hours were posted. There were some interesting facts about Jack Minor posted on a fence. We felt like intruders. A disappointment, as we had fond memories from our childhood.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit with family. Watch birds and nature. Great for a picnic. Kids loved it. Recommended.

Thank Rishi M
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Birds are there all year but the Canadian geese organize to head south in the fall. Fenced area has various unique birds. A lot of free parking available. Donation is optional. Short visit.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 5 July 2016

IF you are in this part of Ontario (one hour from Detroit Michigan and Windsor Ontario) and love Canada Geese and can spare the time visiting Jack Miner's world famous (established in 1904) Bird Sanctuary is a do-not-miss experience. Timing IS everything. The true prime...More

2  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I had planned a day trip to go do number of different things in the area, and this was one of them. This was not at all what I was expecting, but didn't really know what was going to await us when we got there....More

Thank gandalf2520002
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Unfortunately we were there in the off season but we did see the Jack Miner Museum, turkey vultures, ducks, geese, various small birds and peacocks. It would be a great place to visit in late March, early April or October and November.

Thank MitsyBlue
Reviewed 8 April 2016

go during migration season as there are more birds there. It is real fun when they drive a truck in the field and all the geese fly and the sky is full of birds.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Visited here off season. Arrived and was greeted by one staff member who informed us that the stancuary was open but house tour was closed; however, she invited us (Mother and myself) in for a personal tour. Very friendly and knew a lot about the...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a historical spot that I love in Essex county. If you go in the fall, you will see hundreds and hundreds of the Canadian geese that stop for a rest here every year.

Thank Taffyorr
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Marshall S
10 December 2016|
Response from Elaine M | Reviewed this property |
I assume you mean "banded" As far as I know 1944 showed 50,000 had bands put on their leg. I do not know a more recent figure. We are in that area regularly so I will stop in and ask for update if they have one.
Claire D
23 September 2016|
Response from Taffyorr | Reviewed this property |
August-October. And when spring comes back around. They put hard corn out in the field so all the geese can eat at they're stop. There's a little museum there too, so if you miss the geese, you can read about the historic... More