2202 S. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054

Our Mission is: Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring

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. BVAS's comments to SANDAG. Also see https://bvaudubon.org/…/buena-vista-lagoon-enhancement-pro…/

NEWS!!! Help protect Oceanside's open space and farmland by signing the SOAR initiative. Details & Initiative.

NEWS!!! Buena Vista Audubon’s New Teen Scholarship Program! Details & how to apply.

NEWS!!! Audubon’s 2018 Collaborative Funding Grant gives BVAS $1000 for Sharing Our Shores Program! More Info

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.

NEWS!!! The long-awaited Final EIR for the Buena Vista Lagoon Enhancement Project is out! And the Saltwater Alternative is the Proposed Project.  Our reasons that we support the Saltwater Alternative.   Article on Carlsbad City Council's approval of Saltwater Alternative.

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.

Upcoming Special Events:

ZZYXX trip is full!!

San Diego Audubon has a new volunteer Outdoor Education Docent training and certification program at Anstine Nature Preserve in Vista. For details & to apply.

Save the date! 2018 Birdhouse & Nature Art Auction is Saturday, March 24, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.  Please note: a limit of 3 birdhouses will be accepted from each donor.

Oceanside Native Garden Tour April 8, 2:00 p.m. See March newsletter for details.

Learn unique art techniques from Linda Luisi at our free workshops March 15, April 19, or May 17. See March newsletter for details.

Past Special Events:

2017 Christmas Bird Count: See results and photos here!

Steve Brad's Birdathon: Results are in! 75 bird species spotted, & at last count, a whopping $4,000 came in from the birding community (it keeps growing!!). THANK YOU TO ALL!!!

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 know that you are making a difference in the world. 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



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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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