2202 S. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054

Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring

NEWS ALERT: The current administration is pushing to dismantle our national marine sanctuaries in order to allow offshore oil drilling under the America First Offshore Energy Executive Order. Sanctuaries under threat include the Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones Sanctuaries. Please write comments supporting these treasures at this link (Deadline for comments is JULY 26).  Link to BVAS comment letter.


NEWS!!!! Buena Vista Audubon is excited to report that on Friday, June 30, we closed on escrow for acquiring the Cheatham property! It’s been a long road towards permanently protecting this 31-acre former dairy farm in the hills above the San Luis Rey River. Read more...

San Diego UT article on land acquisition.

Upcoming Special Events:

Free Adult Art Workshop June 24, July 20, August 17: Join Linda Luisi for all skill-levels-welcome art workshop. Details


Cuba Birding Trip January 9-18, 2018: Find itinerary and sign-up details for this exciting island birding trip here on the flyer.

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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