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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Newest Rescues

Susan Bradford took quick  action at Sunset
Beach last week. This beautiful hawk lay injured on Highway 17 and was scooped up and sent for first aid without delay. An apparent concussion damaged her skull.  Congrats Susan...she is doing well thanks to you!

Susan, Barb McLane and Carmel Zetts are the transport team members in the Sunset Beach area.

Judy at the Coastal Museum spotted this Great Blue Heron. It was horribly tangled in fish line and had a hook lodged in its throat. A few phone calls later and Ellen Rothenberg had the bird in her car and on the road to recovery. The wings are lacerated by monofilament line but unbroken. Dr. Travis at River Road Animal Hospital stitched up the tongue and is doing more research for further repairs needed.
It would not have lived another day without these incredibly helpful volunteers.
Ellen has been a real trooper in her transport of Ocean Isle birds...also picking up disoriented shorebirds stranded by storms at all hours of the day and night.