Adopt a Wilson’s Plover Chick (Rocky)


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This is Rocky, one of this season’s Wilson’s Plover chicks. This chick is very handsome but is still learning the ways of the world. Rocky first hatched on 5/22/20 but stuck by mom’s side even when he could run on his own.  Rocky is not great at hiding, which is helpful when we look for him. You can always find him hiding underneath his mama Janet. Band number is 2501-84605.

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!