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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Our facilities are not designed for keeping a lot of big birds inside. We can accomodate about 20-25 indoors if necessary. Bob and Naomi Martin took it upon themselves to provide a kerosene heater and the heavy duty plastic to enable the pelicans and vulture to stay outdoors on chilly nights. They and donor Martyn Hawkins also purchased a lot of fuel.
It costs roughly $4 per night to keep them warm when the temperature drops below 40. When it is under 30 degrees, they must come inside. The power bills are doubling. The water bills are tripling due to the recent installation of sewer lines. So, the Sea Biscuit needs more donations to cover the added costs. If you can help out with a check, it will be greatly appreciated.