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.
Hamptons Wild Ride
This young male pelican was banded last July near Cape Hatteras. But Hurricane Sandy took him way north of his migration path. He landed near the tip of Long Island, NY, and got himself entangled in fishing gear. The nice folks at Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons took him in, fixed his injuries and sent him via caring family members to Raleigh, NC. Then "Hampton" was picked up and transported by volunteer Tom Shilson to the Sea Biscuit. Another week or so in rehab and he should be released even further south with a couple of other delayed migrating pelicans.