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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UNcommon Loon

Mary Forehand found this beauty in her backyard after being alerted by barking dogs. the mature Loon evidently took a wrong turn at Lockwood Folly Inlet or the Shallotte Inlet and found itself almost landlocked. A bit thin but otherwise okay, he should be good for release after a weeks worth of fish at the Sea Biscuit.
UPDATE! The loon was released after 5 days and is merrily getting his own fish in the Davis Canal behind Oak Island. His haunting call was heard by several neighbors.