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Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries

Habitat Protection

Help us protect the natural beauty of Dauphin Island

and its critical bird habitat.

Every Dollar Counts!

$3.50 Protects One Square Foot

$31.50 Protects One Square Yard

$350 Protects One-foot-wide Frontage Strip

$50,000 (average) Protects One Lot

Together we can make a difference and keep Dauphin Island a beautiful and significant

place for us and most importantly ... for our resident and migratory birds!

Become a Member

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Learn More

There are approximately 40 privately owned undeveloped properties 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, the Gorgas Swamp, and the Steiner Block of property. In addition, there are other lots scattered mostly on the eastern end that contribute significantly to the island's quality habitat. Although some of thse 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. 

Currently, there is a notable increase in the amount of building permits issued by the Town of Dauphin Island in the targeted areas. Competition for undeveloped land on the island is at a premium at this time with the cost of properties increasing significantly.

How You Can Help

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 on the island. At least 95% of all donations are allocated for the purchase and maintenance of land on Dauphin Island. DIBS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible. The Officers and Executive Boards work as volunteers because of their committment to DIBS. Your support of the work of DIBS can be accomplished through several avenues: 

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Become a Volunteer

Monetary Donations

Donate to DIBS with Paypal

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Remit to:

DIBS Treasurer

P.O. Box 1295

Dauphin Island, AL


Gifts of Securities Bequests
Gifts of Land

Contact: Ralph Havard, DIBS President

(251) 861-8134, (251) 554-2817

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