Mission Statement

The Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter cares for injured or orphaned birds. We provide minimum medical care, safety from predators, food and shelter from the elements. When an animal is able to care for itself, it is released to the wild. We do not keep nonreleasable animals nor use heroic methods to sustain the quality of their life. However, the Shelter does make every effort to rehabilitate an endangered species and every animal brought here is treated with respect and caring.

Support our Shelter

We receive no federal or state funding.
The Sea Biscuit relies on donations from the Town of Oak Island, individuals and private businesses. To support the rehabilitation of wild birds, field studies and educational programs, reach us by phone 910-278-7871 or email: seabiscuitshelter@yahoo.com
Send mail to 1638 East Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465

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The baby eastern screech owl was found by Teddy Bullard near Grissetown last month. Transport volunteer Marie Magill drove up to get it. It was placed close to and then in the same cage with an adult owl. The adult is very protective of the wide eyed newcomer and is a role model for it. The adult is not releasable due to an eye injury but the baby should be able to return to the wild.
Photo by Gus Grosch