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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Our Ambassador, Tim, is growing older and is now sprouting adult plumage. He arrived at the shelter in September 2009 from Holden Beach. He does not have full extension of his right wing due to a fishing line injury. The US Fish and Wildlife Service gave us a permit to keep him as an education animal.Tim earns his living by teaching the new pelican patients how to behave, eat dead fish presented and go into the other pen on cold nights. Tim does programs and attends festivals. At 4 years of age, he has had over 50 public appearances and has taught over 30 pelicans how to behave at their hospital. Next year his head will be entirely white as a mature adult. Photo by Gus Grosch