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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STELLA -a Great Egret! - nicknamed by Sue Stephens - keeps showing up at the  bait tank.  She? arrives at 7:30 most mornings, raids the tank of any live fish she can swallow and takes off before 9am. Occasionally, the bird flies in at 5 pm for supper too. Those of us who cared for her are amazed at her loyalty - and appetite!!
Just in case the cattle egret doesn't eat all her food, Stella is willing to take the leftovers.