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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Last February we were contacted by Justin McDade. He wanted to make something for the shelter as a school project. After several visits and lots of help from his mother, Suzanne, he completed 3 specially designed flight cages. They allow the tiny birds to hang in the trees or big enclosures while they heal or grow up. They are small enough to bring inside in bad weather. Suzanne and Justin also added framing and some hardware to the newest of the flight enclosures. His school project became a big addition to our facility!