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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Osprey Adventure

A young osprey managed to grab a bait fish on a king mackerel rig. He flew to a pine treee, ate his catch but got hung up! The three treble hooks were lodged in his side, wing and foot. There was at least 15 ft of line and wire wrapped around his legs and wings. It caught on a tree limb over the Davis Canal and was weighted down by 2 large sinkers. Charlie Thompson happened to stroll by, saw the unfortunate bird and called police. OIPD called the shelter and another call was made to Gus Grosch. He grabbed his canoe and paddled with Mary Ellen to the other side of the Canal where the hanging osprey flailed and flapped. Just as the sun set, the tree limb broke...dropping an ornery osprey into the water - hook, line and sinkers. Back at the dock, Fred Foster clipped the barbs from the hooks enabling the bird to be free of his fishing line.