ISLAND BIRD SANCTUARIES, Inc.
protect the natural beauty of Dauphin Island and its critical
migratory bird habitat.
Every Dollar Counts!
$3.50 Protects One Sq. Foot
$31.50 Protects One Sq. Yard
$350 Protects One-foot-wide Frontage Strip
$50,000 (avg.) Protects One Lot
we can make a difference and keep Dauphin Island a beautiful
and important place for us and most importantly...for our
resident and migratory birds!
DIBS initiated their conservation program for neotropical
migrant stopover habitat in 2000 with a grant from the National
Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Since that time with the continued
support of NFWF, other foundations and thousands of private
donors DIBS has acquired 45 individual parcels comprising
some 12.5 acres of critical habitat.
There are approximately 40 undeveloped acres on the island
which are crucial for sustaining migratory bird habitat. DIBS
is presently targeting these properties for purchase. These
include the Tupelo Gum Swamp (11 acres), the Gorgas Swamp
(6 acres), and the Steiner properly (12 acres). In addition,
there are other lots scattered mostly on the eastern end that
contribute significantly to the island's quality habitat.
Although some of these lots suffer from lack of maintenance
or invasive species intrusion, they are still considered invaluable
in providing diverse shelter and food opportunities for migratory
and resident birds.
By giving a gift to the Dauphin
Island Bird Sanctuaries, Inc. you can help to conserve a globally
important habitat for thousands of migratory birds as well
as other wildlife. 100% of all donations are allocated for
the purchase of land on Dauphin Island. DIBS is a 501(c)(3)
charitable organization, and contributions are tax-deductible.
Supporting the work of the DIBS can be accomplished through
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of Land
Donate to DIBS with PayPal
or Donations may be sent by mail to:
Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries, Inc.
PO Box 1295
Dauphin Island, AL 36528