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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Meet Shadow, our newest resident teaching bird  She was hit by a vehicle last November and lost most of her sight. She's quite content to have people admire her while she demonstrates how owl eyes are so big they are unable to move them in their sockets. Owls do not have good peripheral vision. She's been added to our education permit along with Tim the pelican and Scarlet the red tailed hawk. Her first official program was a huge success at Wrightsville Beach Elementary School.where over 300 students were able to see an owl and a pelican up close.