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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Hamptons Wild Ride

This young male pelican was banded last July near Cape Hatteras. But Hurricane Sandy took him way north of his migration path. He landed near the tip of Long Island, NY, and got himself entangled in fishing gear. The nice folks at Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons took him in, fixed his injuries and sent him via caring family members to Raleigh, NC. Then "Hampton" was picked up and transported by volunteer Tom Shilson to the Sea Biscuit. Another week or so in rehab and he should be released even further south with a couple of other delayed migrating pelicans.