Adopt a Wilson’s Plover Chick (Lupine)


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This is Lupin (on the left), one of this season’s Wilson’s Plover chicks. Lupin and her sister Iris are two peas in a pod and nearly inseparable. Lupin follows Iris wherever she goes and gives her encouraging “peeps” as she leads. While Iris seems curious about the world around her, Lupin just seems interested in keeping Iris from getting lost. Iris and her sister Lupin hatched on 6/1/20, were banded on 6/3/20, and her band number is 2501-84618.

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!