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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First Responders

This group of people are the unsung heroes of the Shelter. From left: Randy and Lisa Weller handle the Ocean Isle Beach area. Mary Lynne Meissner transports injured birds found near St. James. Diane Butzin transports Oak Island birds and serves as Board Member at the Shelter. Janet Kurz works in the clinic and does transport too. Barbara McLane captures and transports birds from the Sunset Beach area. Carol Hasty (in foreground) captures birds at Carolina Beach. Mary Ellen Rogers is transport coordinator. Jane Kulesza serves as Board Member and transports Oak Island birds. Nancy Fahey captures and transports Wrightsville Beach birds. Anne Corrao cares for the birds found on Kure Beach and Ft. Fisher. The Goose is a recent patient