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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The NC Wildlife Resources Commission and Audubon North Carolina are working together to start a volunteer program to benefit the nesting birds on Sunset Beach. Every summer, birds nest on Brunswick County Beaches, and because they are sensitive to disturbance, their nesting areas are roped off with string, signs, and posts. Bird stewards volunteer to help do maintenance on the posting, collect data, and educate beachgoers about nesting birds.
We will be kicking off the nesting season with a training session and posting work day on Monday, March 24. We will meet  for 30-45 minutes at 11:00 in the conference room at Town Hall (700 Sunset Blvd. N.) to introduce the birds and the posting, then we will carpool to the east end (Tubbs Inlet) where we will spend about 2 hours setting up the bird posting. Volunteers should come ready to work on the beach and bring water, snacks (we’ll work through the lunch hour), and sun protection. We will wrap up around 2:00. If you have any questions and to RSVP, email Sara Schweitzer (sara.scheweitzer@ncwildlife.org) or Lindsay Addison (laddison@audubon.org).