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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An adult Great Horned owl arrived for treatment of it's injured eye. The eye can not be repaired. Recovery was quick but the outlook for "Cyclops" was not good. He keeps his head at an awkward angle to compensate for the loss of the eye. His flying ability is also impaired. His mission became clear when an orphaned Great Horned Owl arrived...all fuzzy down and wide eyed curiosity. At this critical pre flight stage, the youngster could easily be imprinted and needed a foster parent. After 2 days when they spent time in face to face kennels, they were put together in an outside enclosure. Cyclops is showing Furby how to grab his food and hiss and clack at potential predators. This is wonderful for Furby's future release to the wild.