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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What Have We Done in 2014?

We cared for 385 wild birds needing assistance to survive because of human and natural events. Injured or orphaned or diseased, they received the best medical care we could provide.
Our volunteers have logged in over 3900 hours in the clinic - totalling almost $60,000 in unpaid labor. Transporters for short distances (under 25 miles) were valued at $52,000 and long distance, $28,000 for time and mileage expenses. Goods, food and services received were worth over $1000, not including the veterinarian contributions totaling over $4000.
We are extremely pleased to acknowledge these efforts to the total of $145,000
The Town of Oak Island made a donation of $1000. No other government entity supports us. Individual donors and organizations support us with over $12,000 and we make it stretch as far as we can. Because of this wonderful support, we have: 
Done over 30 educational programs, reaching over 3900 children and adults.
Documented avian migration patterns, identifying possible toxins and human impacts.
In 2015, we look forward to a 15% increase in patients, expenses and hopefully your contributions to cover them.