2202 S. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054

Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring

Upcoming Special Events!

October 29: 12-Hour Pelagic Late Fall Trip:   San Diego County waters to the 9-Mile and 30-Mile Banks with possible brief excursions into Los Angeles County waters to pursue storm-petrel rafts.  http://bvaudubon.org/event/12-hour-pelagic-late-fall-trip/

January 10-March 14: UC California Naturalist Certification Course: If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! For more information.

January 11-21: Hot Spot Birding Costa Rica: BVAS invites novice, casual and life lister birders to our first Costa Rica trip! We have teamed up with Costa Rica Sun Tours to bring to you a trip designed to hit at least 4 key birding hot spots.  UPDATE: ONE ROOM LEFT! Perfect for one person or a couple.  For more information.

The Nature Center

Discover Buena Vista Lagoon's hidden treasures through our Nature Center's interpretive displays, highlighting our local flora, fauna, and habitats. Take a walk by the lagoon to explore the plant communities that comprise a coastal lagoon.

Educational Events

Learn about nature while having fun. Buena Vista Audubon offers free nature education programs and activities almost every week of the year.

Get Involved

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Buena Vista Audubon. Whatever your natural interests or talents, you can play an important role in helping people appreciate the beauty and importance of the natural world.

Make a Difference!

Did you know that the majority of our programs, including tours of our nature center, are free? We are able to offer free programs because of our dedicated volunteers and members, who understand and appreciate the importance that nature plays in our quality of life! As a BVAS member, you will receive the chapter newsletter, be invited to special events just for Members, and receive a discount on BVAS Gift Shop purchases. The BVAS Nature Center and its educational programs will receive 100% of your contribution.

Our Mission

Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring

Mailing Address

Buena Vista Audubon
PO Box 480
Oceanside, CA 92049

Nature Center

2202 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054



Sunday 1-4pm
Tuesday 10 am-4 pm
Wednesday 10 am-4 pm
Thursday 10 am-4 pm
Friday 10 am-4 pm
Saturday 10 am-4 pm

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