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Nature Speaker Series

One of a Kind-Monotypic Families of Birds

Please join uson Thursday, February 15th at 6:00 pm for "David Sarkozi...One of a Kind-Monotypic Families of Birds". The presentation will focus onmonotypic families of birds. Monotypic families are those represented by only a single species. By definition these birds are some of the mostunique and exotic species in the world. Thereis something compelling about a bird that is evolutionarily distinct. Find out how many of the 33 Monotypic Families you have observed.

David Sarkozi starting birding as a teenager in central Texas, but after college itbecame an obsession. He has been birding for more than 30 years now. David has served as Chairmanof the Houston Outdoor Nature Club-Ornithology Group, President of the Friends of Anahauc Refuge, and President of the Texas Ornithological Society (TOS). He served on the board of TOS for 16 years. David has organized more than 20 birding trips to Belize. In 2016 David retired after 35 years with the University of Houston where he worked as Manager of Public Safety Systems.

The Nature Speaker Series takes place on Thursday evenings through April 2018 and is proudly sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates. The program fee is $3 per person and no advance reservation is required. Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street. For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681-3370 or visit

Schedule & Fees

Thursday (January- April)


6:00- 7:00 pm


$3 per person

Spring 2018 Schedule:
  • February 15- One of a Kind-Monotypic Families of Birds, David Sarkozi
  • March 1- Raptors of the Rio Grande Valley, Bill Clark
  • March 8- The Sand Sheet, Arturo Longoria
  • March 15- Monarch Celebration
  • March 22- Nature Mini Art Class, Jessica Monroe
  • March 29- Mazatlan Coffee House Poetry Night, Erren Seale
  • April 5- Moon Over Mazatlan (advance tickets required for gala)
  • April 12- Fun Show of Erren Seale's Colorful Adventures around the Globe
  • April 19- Historical Tour of Quinta Mazatlan, Victor De Leon
  • April 26- South Texas Folk Tales and Guitar, Jorge Trujillo
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Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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