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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A shed was added to the shelter last year but there was nothing but dirt beneath it. Eagle Scout candidate Nick Rouns planned his project. He organized a work crew, measured, scraped out dirt, replaced it with a stone base, hauled pavers and installed a great floor. Dad Tim Rouns, Mom Linda and other eagle scouts worked in 90 degree heat for many hours. The surface is perfect for the heavy use it gets and looks great too!