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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This little guy looks like a tiny penguin! Ornithologists are calling their sudden appearance here an "IRRUPTION" of Razorbills. Adult birds of this species have white markings on their heads and bills. This one is just a baby and so skinny that he didn't survive. They are native to the Artic Circle and migrate south each winter. Most don't go farther than Virginia but this year they have even been found in the Gulf of Mexico! We had 2 show up barely alive and 2 were dead before they arrived.