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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2008 Summary

248 birds were admitted to the Shelter in 2008. 40 of them were pelicans, 24 were gulls and an overwhelming majority (106) were from Oak Island. They came from as far away as Little River, SC and Whiteville, NC. More than 60 species were represented....from a tiny hummingbird to a tall great blue heron. Rescuers and transporters did a great job in saving their lives. More than 50 arrived dead or died very shortly after but many more survived. The ones that made it through an average of 17 days in care were eventually released to the wild.