OUR MISSION: Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring
A San Diego County Chapter of the National Audubon Society
We are listening and learning.
"There's a quiet privilege to forgetting history. There’s also a sin in omitting it. We forge stronger ties to our public lands by knowing them from their inception." On Juneteenth, read writer and ecologist Dr. J. Drew Lanham's reflection on the steps we can take to make public lands an even more inclusive ideal.
IMPORTANT BVAS UPDATES
Important Upcoming Events
The Wonderful Life of a Dying Tree with Gillian Martin
You are unlikely to view dead trees the same way again after Gillian Martin passionately and persuasively illustrates their contribution to the diversity and sustainability of forests. Snags are particularly vital for birds that nest in cavities in their trunks or limbs. Over 80 species of cavity-nesting birds are found in North America, including 11 ducks, 22 woodpeckers, 40 songbirds, 10 owls, and 2 falcons. Dead trees are valuable not just to birds but to other vertebrates. In California, about 35 species of mammals—including raccoons, squirrels, foxes, and bats—use dead trees and downed wood for habitation. Gillian is a 20-year Audubon member, naturalist, and founder of the Cavity Conservation Initiative. Its mission is to support wildlife that rely on dead trees. She is also the co-founder of the Tree Care for Birds and Other Wildlife Program. “Dead trees need ambassadors now more than ever.” Join us as Gillian illustrates the importance of dying trees to the ecosystems they support. Wednesday April 21st, Please see the April Newsletter for more information.
Select Bird Walks Resuming in April
Most of our birding options will resume in April since several leaders have been fully vaccinated for COVID 19. Be aware that since not everyone is vaccinated, social distancing and masks will be required. Please see the Events Calendar or April Newsletter for more information.
Birding the Yucatan with BVAS!
October 5th-15th 2021 - Pack your binoculars and embark on an intense birding adventure to the environmentally diverse Yucatán Peninsula. Witness native birds soar above the stunning ruins of Hochob, Becán, Chacchoben, Uxmal, and other archaeological sites on this journey through the Maya world. Hosted by Holbrook Travel More details available here or on Holbrook Travel's page for the trip
Have you missed a Monthly Program, or Want to Watch it Again?
We have had some wonderful presentations at our virtual monthly program. For those of you unable to attend the full sessions or for those of you who want to see any of them again please visit our Series Archive which can also be found under the 'Events' tab of the menu. We will continue to post our recordings there.
This past program we were treated to a wonderful talk by Michael Wilken-Robertson about Kumeyaay Ethnobotany.
Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring
Buena Vista Audubon
PO Box 480
Oceanside, CA 92049
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