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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Heat for the Pelicans

The St.James Service Club just gave us a grant to winterize the 16' back pen. Home Depot in Shallotte is donating materials for the new roof construction so the days of moving birds morning and night are coming to a close. They'll go through a special door to swim and enjoy the sun each morning but return to the heated pen at dusk.
This will definitely improve their environment and shorten the time they spend in rehab.It's interesting to note that the 2 most recent banded pelicans came from Virginia and Cape Hateras! Pelicans DO migrate!