Adopt a Wilson’s Plover Chick (Jupiter)


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This is Jupiter, one of this season’s Wilson’s Plover chicks. Just like his namesake, the Roman god Jupiter, this chick is the king of the skies—and he knows it! Banded on 5/26/20 when we spotted him taking a stroll with his father, Jupiter is a strong-willed, principled chick. He likes to lead his father across the beach instead of the other way around. Voted (by us) most likely to be plover President, Jupiter enjoys taking on leadership roles and hopes to make positive change in the world. Jupiter hatched on 5/24/20 and was banded on 5/26/20. His band number is 2501-84610.

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!