Adopt a Wilson’s Plover Chick (Eddy)


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This is Eddy, one of this season’s Wilson’s Plover chicks. Eddy is curious and always hungry. This chick hatched on 5/22/20 with sibling Rocky and quickly started hunting for bugs in the sand. More likely to come investigate any disturbance than run away, Eddy is adventurous and brave. Band number is 2501-84606.

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!