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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Frosty was originally at the shelter for treatment of her frostbitten feet. Barbara McLain and Carmel Zetts rescued her on Ocean Isle beach. After 6 weeks of rehab and the loss of webbing and toe nails, she was released at Lockwood Folly Inlet. A week later, Jeff Harms from the Bald Head Island Conservancy picked her up. She had somehow managed to break her beak...probably by diving into shallow water with a hard bottom for her lunch. With orthodontic screws and wire attached by Dr. Travis, she's on the mend - again!