Adopt a Wilson’s Plover Chick (Hera)


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This is Hera, one of this season’s Wilson’s Plover chicks. Hera’s namesake is the Greek goddess of family, women, and marriage. Hera spends her time chasing her sister Juno, and always keeps her father Lisle (L5) on his toes! Unlike her goddess counterpart, Hera feels she is an independent plover who doesn’t want to be tied down to any male plover. Hera enjoys taking a dip in the ocean every once in a while, to cool off on those hot Matagorda days. Hera and her sister Juno were banded on 7/16/20, and her band number is 2501-84631.

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!