Adopt a Wilson’s Plover Chick (Iris)


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This is Iris (on the right), one of this season’s Wilson’s Plover chicks. Iris and her sister Lupin are two peas in a pod and nearly inseparable. Iris is clearly the leader of the two, striding around the beach with confidence as Lupin follows behind. Iris is very curious about the plants around her and can be seen wandering among the grasses, bushes and flowers on the beach. Iris and her sister Lupin hatched on 6/1/20, were banded on 6/3/20, and her band number is 2501-84617.

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!