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Promoting the watching, protecting and enjoying of birds in and around Wimberley, Texas

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Next meeting of Wimberley Birding Society:

Monday, November 21 at 10:00
Wimberley Community Center

 

David Sarkozi, Presenter: “Allow Me to Get Technical”

 

David Sarkozi started birding as a teenager in central Texas. College distracted from that but after college it soon became an obsession. He has been birding for more than 30 years now and still has his first field guide.He has served as Chairman of the Houston Outdoor Nature Club – Ornithology Group, President of the Friends of Anahuac Refuge, and President of the Texas Ornithological Society. He served on the board of TOS for 16 years.

 

David has been an active leader of field trips across the state. He has a special interest in Belize and has organized more than 30 birding trips to Belize under the name KoziBirding.com

 

In 2016 David retired after 35 years with the University of Houston where he was Manager of Public Safety Systems.

 

David has completed two Texas Big Years, recording 500 species in 2015 and 509 species in 2017.

 

In 2019 David completed the challenge of birding in every one of Texas’ 254 counties in a single year.

 

David likes inventing birding games and created the Texas Local Patch Challenge and the Texas Century Club.

 

David is currently working on a new field guide to the birds of Texas for Timber press expected to be published in the fall of 2023.

 

Outside birding he enjoys cooking great food and craft beer. He boasts a beer life list of over 1200 beers and has visited more than 70 breweries now. Recently he renewed his interest in ham radio and holds and Extra Class License.

 

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  • WHAT WE DO

  • Founded in 1986, the club currently has about 80 members. Meetings are held quarterly, generally on the third Monday of February, May, August and November.

     

    The Wimberley Birding Society joined the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce on February 23, 2022. Click here for a short video clip of the ribbon-cutting event.

JOIN US!

 

Interested in joining us? Dues are $5 a year and can be paid at the next meeting or can be sent to Wimberley Birding Society, PO Box 1526, Wimberley TX 78676.

For more information about the group, contact president@wimbirds.org.

  • Patsy Glenn Refuge

  • The Patsy Glenn Refuge encourages and protects birds and all wildlife. It has also served to inform and educate visitors, including area school children, and to improve the Cypress Creek watershed.

     

    Through Patsy Glenn’s efforts, an unused portion of land next to the proposed Wimberley Community Center was turned over to the Wimberley Birding Society for development as a bird sanctuary. In 2001, Patsy enlisted over 60 volunteers to clear the land, create nature trails, wildflower areas and feeders to attract birds. She later guided numerous improvements, including a chimney swift tower, a viewing station, a rainwater collection system and a butterfly garden.

  • Wimbird Birding Opportunities

  • On the first Tuesday of the month, Jesse Huth (jesse@pibird.com, 979-422-7061) leads a bird walk no more than an hour away. Meet at the Wimberley Community Center at 7:15 am, and bring $10 to pay for Jesse’s expertise. Jesse will be away in April, May and June; walks will resume after that.

    An active trip schedule is maintained — excursions have ranged from half-day excursions around Wimberley to an 18-day African safari. Check here for information on trips planned by Jesse in 2022.