Adopt a Wilson’s Plover Chick (Ares)


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This is Ares, one of this season’s Wilson’s Plover chicks. Ares was named after the Greek god of war, due to his fierce and chaotic nature. Ares enjoys physically demanding activities like running around between bunches of grass. Ares is known to be a troublemaker on the beach. Ares eluded capture, and was not banded. He was first spotted on 5/30/20.

The Wilson’s Plover is a shorebird species of high concern that GCBO researchers and protects. These birds nest on the sand and shells of our Texas beaches and scurry around the dunes inter-tidal zone finding invertebrates to eat. Their chicks are precocial, meaning that they can walk and feed themselves almost immediately after hatching. Our biologist Taylor and intern Morgan have been monitoring these birds all season, and have gotten to know the parents and their chicks!

When you adopt a chick, you will receive a photo of your chick, and an adoption certificate. Your adoption fees will go towards GCBO’s efforts to research and protect birds like these chicks!