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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Four out, two in!

TOM SHILSON drove 2 hours down to Buck Hall in So. Carolina to release 4 pelicans this morning. They needed to be further south at this time of year. All were hatch year birds recovered from their fish hook injuries. If released here, they would likely get frostbite with the first cold snap!
On his return, two new birds arrived. One was a very skinny hatch year gannet from Ocean Isle and the other is an adult loon from Sunset Beach. These birds are migrating through the southeast and not common to the region. So, I still need lots of fresh fish!