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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Global Warming?

When the bluefish migrate north in the spring, they leave when the water temperature is best. The migrating birds head north when the daylight lengthens. These pelagic, gull sized birds are called Greater Shearwaters. 9 of them arrived here this last week. They started their migration when they were supposed to - 10 or more hours of daylight. Their prey fish, however, left at least two weeks earlier when the ocean temps were warm enough. So the juvenile Shearwaters starved. The prevailing winds and ocean currents have been bringing them ashore in large numbers from Florida to North Carolina. Some survive a day but most are dead on arrival here. It's very sad. The Sea Biscuit Shelter wants to assist with research to document this die off. Last month the loons were dead or dying with a black tarry substance (oil?) in their digestive tracts.