Photo by Betsy Cross
Promoting the watching, protecting and enjoying of birds in and around Wimberley, Texas
Next meeting of Wimberley Birding Society:
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.
Don’t be scared, using eBird and getting the most out it and the BirdEye app isn’t a technical nightmare. eBird is always evolving and there are many new exciting features. Learn what eBird has for you and how to get more out of birding by using it.