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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It's LOON season! Most of us don't expect to see these gorgeous northern birds on Carolina beaches. But every year as they migrate north again for breeding season, a few stragglers run out of fuel. Some simply missed the schooling bluefish that left earlier due to warm water. They didn't have the fat reserves to finish the trip.
Some have boat strikes or shark bites. This one washed up on Holden Beach and was released recently. He may spend the summer here instead of heading north.