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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More Improvements Afoot

Pelicans, loons, gannets, gulls and other waterbirds have webbed feet. They live on beaches, To improve the surface they walk on while in rehabilitation is a daunting task. The 'floor' has to be easily cleaned and soft. Grass or gravel surfaces don't work. Officer Jessica Camara recently brought a work crew to shovel and rake the 4 tons of sand. Even the mature pelican that arrived with frostbitten feet is happier in the winterized enclosure adjacent to the pool pen.