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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Tim the Ring Bearer

A man and his girlfriend of 7 years got engaged here at the Sea Biscuit in September. My Peebles coworker Dave Kimmer, arranged with me to have Tim the pelican carry, around his neck, a ring box.
The couple were visitors here twice in the past. She was particularly fond of the pelican. So, after admiring the various other birds, she went to give Tim a hug. I said "We knew you were coming so Tim has a little gift for you". She opened the box and her husband to be dropped to one knee and said "Tim and I want to know if you'll marry me"
After a few astonished moments and hugs and tears, he said "I didn't hear a yes"
Of course she loudly and enthusiastically said "YES!"
We LOVE happy endings