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David Sarkozi

David began birding casually in High School in the late 70’s, but didn’t become a real “hard core” birder until about 1993. Since then he has served as the chairman of the Outdoor Nature Club – Ornithology Group in Houston, and is a past president and secretary of the Texas Ornithological Society (TOS). David was one of the founding board members for the Friends of Anahuac Refuge (FOAR) in 1995 and has served as vice-president and president of FOAR, and currently serves on the board as secretary. David has led the popular “Yellow Rail Walks” at Anahuac NWR since 1996. He is an active leader for field trips state wide for TOS. David has organized and led more than 20 field trips to Belize and Costa Rica.

When David isn’t birding he runs TEXBIRDS, the state wide email birding list and dreams up crazy birding activities like the Texas Century Club and the Local Patch Challenge. Other interests include writing a Houston Food Truck Review Blog and Flyfishing.

Upcoming Events

April 2020
April 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Have trouble telling the difference between Long and Short billed dowitchers, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Glossy and White-Faced Ibis? This workshop will help you find solutions to bird identity questions we commonly experience. The Texas Coast is the one of the most productive places to bird in spring in the United States. Sure, no one can mess up the ID of a Roseate Spoonbill or a Painted Bunting. But what about some of the lookalike vultures, grackles, cormorants, wading birds…

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April 17 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm

Boy Scout Woods, Smith Oaks, The Rookery, and more!
The accident of geology makes the Upper Texas Coast a beacon to weary neotropical migrants finishing a 10+ hour, nonstop flight across the Gulf of Mexico. From under an ancient sea, a salt dome emerged. After a few thousand years the dome reached just 38-feet above a pancake-flat coastal plain where it became covered with 20-30-foot oak trees, creating a vast canopy. This created High Island, which is now a beacon to weary Trans-Gulf migrants. This area provides wooded habitat that supplies food, water and places to rest for these migrants.

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April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This workshop was so popular last year that we've asked David Sarkozi to do it again for FeatherFest 2020! The modern smart phone can be your most valuable birding tool next to your binoculars. With the help of any number of birding apps, your smart phone will help you identify birds, learn bird facts and record your sightings. Birding apps can make you a better birder by expanding your birding knowledge, making birding more fun, and your birding hours more…

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April 18 @ 5:30 am - 3:30 pm

This is a 75-mile bus trip to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge which is located on the mainland side of East Galveston Bay. With 35,000 acres of brackish and freshwater marsh, flooded moist soil units and the East Galveston Bay shoreline, the refuge offers the full range of coastal and migratory birds. Park roads, trails and boardwalks provide excellent viewing of several varieties of rails, herons, egrets, waterfowl, Seaside Sparrow, late Nelson’s Sparrow, Sedge and Marsh Wrens, some raptors, early migrant…

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