Our Mission is: Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring
Nature Center News
Monthly General Meeting: Did you know The Carlsbad-Oceanside area is underlain by a layer-cake sequence of stratified sedimentary rocks that preserve portions of the last 75 million years of regional Earth history.? Join us Wednesday Sept 19th for a trip through history with SD Nat Curator Dr. Tom Deméré. Social starts @ 6:30pm, Program @ 7pm.
Camp Zovargo at BVAS: For the first time ever, Camp Zovargo is coming to the Buena Vista Nature Center. This private camp is a special immersive experience into science, animals, and nature! August 6th-9th 9am-3pm More information here!
Interested in doing some Birding? Check out this article for a list of our monthly birding events, learn more about our feathery winter visitors and see them featured in some stellar photos. Up to date birding information can also be found on our calendar of events.
Preschool Story Time: Kids (ages 3-5) are invited to join us at the Nature Center for story time every 4th Monday of the month at 10am.
Environmental and Conservation News
BVAS Supports the Saltwater Alternative - Click here to read about why Buena Vista Audubon Society supports the Saltwater Alternative for Buena Vista Lagoon and why it is the best option!
The National Audubon Society has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior to enforce the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Read Audubon Society President David Yarnold's message here.
NEWS!!! UPDATE!!!The SANDAG meeting to decide the fate of Buena Vista Lagoon has been postponed to THIS SUMMER. Please continue to let your SANDAG Board reps (http://www.sandag.org/index.asp?fuseaction=about.board) know that the saltwater alternative is the only scientifically and fiscally solid alternative for the lagoon. Comments, fact sheets & information on SW vs FW alternatives.
NEWS!!! * UPDATE*: CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife has suspended its Lands Pass Program for certain locations including Buena Vista Lagoon Ecol. Reserve. Details on CDFW website.
Prop 68: Passed The Yes on Prop. 68 campaign tonight announced that Californians have decisively voted to approve Proposition 68, the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act. Prop 68 will go towards local, regional and state parks, clean drinking water projects, flood protection, and habitat projects that are vital to the state’s diverse wildlife. More info here or at https://yes68ca.com/
Upcoming Special Events:
Pelagic Birding Trips: Travel to some of the farthest reaches of San Diego County's waters. Upcoming trips on September 23rd and Oct 21st
San Diego Audubon has a new volunteer Outdoor Education Docent training and certification program at Anstine Nature Preserve in Vista. For details & to apply.
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.
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.
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