2202 S. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054

Nature Center

Seventh Annual Birdhouse Auction a Wonderful Success!

BVAS’s annual Birdhouse Auction party, fundraiser, and open house was once again a success!  Every year seems bigger and better, and draws in a variety of members of the community.  This year was no exception!  We had neighbors wandering in for the first time, to discover this gem in their neighborhood.  Friends from the conservation,…

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SEVENTH ANNUAL BIRD HOUSE AUCTION FUNDRAISER & OPEN HOUSE

SEVENTH ANNUAL BIRD HOUSE AUCTION FUNDRAISER & OPEN HOUSE!!! SATURDAY, MAR 18, 2017 5:00-8:00 PM @ Buena Vista Audubon Society (2202 S. Coast Hwy, Oceanside) Silent auction of unique, handcrafted bird houses, feeders and bat-houses Hosted bar with specialty beers from Stone Brewing Co. Live music by “The Endangered Speciez Project” Wine, cheese and other…

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2016 Christmas Bird Count Results

The 117th Oceanside-Vista-Carlsbad Christmas Bird Count Results The 117th Oceanside Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was held on December 30th, 2016.  We had a very successful Christmas Bird Count, despite the cool, rainy weather. There were approximately 183 species seen, and more than 30,970 birds counted. We estimate there were more than 120 participants in 39…

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Bringing Back the Ridgway’s Rail-and its Habitat

Call someone “thin as a rail” and what are you really saying? Thin as a bed rail?  As a train rail?  A chair rail? None of the above, actually.  The phrase refers to a family of birds called “rails” that tend to frequent marshes. One rail local to San Diego County has gained modest renown…

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Water-Wise BVAS in the Community

You don’t usually hear about biology and car-engine oil changes in the same article. Members of the BVAS Garden Club and the Surfrider Ocean Friendly Gardens Committee united to transform the side yard of the Econo Lube N Tune on Vista Way and Coast Highway.  Last year, BVAS hosted a class on how to create…

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Monthly Meeting and Program: “Breaking Point”

Wednesday, January 18th 6:30 Social; 7:00 Program Join us for our monthly meeting and program at the BVAS Nature Center: this month’s program will feature the Salton Sea, with the film “Breaking Point” with director Bill Wisneski.  A casualty of the “water wars” in the Southwest, California’s largest lake is disappearing. The receding Salton Sea…

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Build a Bird or Bee House!

Join our first ever workshop to create your own bird or bee house. Keep or donate your masterpiece to the Annual Birdhouse Auction in March. Who: Teens and adults (ages 12 and up). When: Saturday, January 21st, 10:00-2:00. Where: Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center Materials fee: $8.00. To reserve your place, call the nature center…

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Ridgways Rail Release Updates from October 2016

Back in October, two more Ridgways Rails were released from the Buena Vista Audubon trail. Our team of monitors kept tabs on them for about three weeks. About 10 days into the monitoring, the Rails appeared to be stationary; i.e., there was no change in location as measured by the radio transceiver. Monitoring continued for…

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Interactive BV Lagoon Trail Map

A new smartphone-friendly interactive online mapping program is available for visitors to our nature trail; this can be used to identify plants and key features as one walks around the trail.  Enable the GPS navigation location on your smartphone, and then use this map application: http://arcg.is/2f61rbX This link to the map of the Buena Vista…

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