Help us 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

Together 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 several avenues:

Cash Donations
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of Land

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or Donations may be sent by mail to:

Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries, Inc.
PO Box 1295
Dauphin Island, AL 36528