Adopt a Wilson’s Plover Chick (Venus)


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This is Venus (right), one of this season’s Wilson’s Plover chicks. Venus gets her name from the Roman goddess of love, prosperity and victory. Venus enjoys spending quality cuddle time with her mom, Tina (T5), and her sister Aphrodite. Her namesake, Venus the goddess, was indirectly responsible for the founding of the Roman Empire. Venus the chick just wants some yummy bugs. Venus was banded on 6/12/20 with her sister Aphrodite, and her band number is 2501-84623.

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!