2202 S. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054

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

A San Diego County Chapter of the National Audubon Society

Nature Center News

Monthly General Meeting: Join legendary birder and field ornithologist Guy McCaskie, who is credited with transforming California (and eventually North American) birding from spotting the expected to seeking the unexpected. And he’s been doing so in the Golden State for over 60 years with scientific precision and undiminished enthusiasm.It’s seldom that we get to rub shoulders with a man of Guy McCaskie’s stature. Join him for a walk through history and into the future of California birding. Wednesday, September 18 Social: 6:30 p.m. Program: 7:00 p.m.

BVAS now accepts online donations & membership! You can now become a BVAS member, or renew your membership, and support the Nature Center by giving on-the-go or from the conform of your home by visiting our new online payment portal: https://bvaudubon.org/donate/.

BVAS wishes to  thank graphic artist & website designer extraordinaire, JJ Springer, who volunteered many hours of her time and expertise designing & implementing our online donation system.  JJ has also volunteered her time since 2015 designing and managing our website. A huge thank you to this amazing volunteer! For more information on JJ, please see the links at the bottom of this webpage.

Interested in Birding? BVAS offers seven monthly bird walks throughout the year and 5 pelagic bird trips during Spring and Fall migration. We host the Oceanside-Vista-Carlsbad Christmas Bird Count and our volunteer birders participate in the biannual Pacific Brown Pelican Survey.

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!  WHAT YOU CAN DO.

Buena Vista Lagoon Restoration: SANDAG has postponed the final vote.  The Final EIR, its corresponding comments, and comments received after the close of the public review period have been posted to KeepSanDiegoMoving.com. Please continue to let your SANDAG Board reps know that the saltwater alternative is the only scientifically and fiscally solid (click here for costs report) alternative for the lagoon.

 

 

Upcoming Special Events:

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

Monthly Bird Walks

Please consult the Calendar of Events and most recent Newsletter for additional walks, special birding events, and/or changes to the regular schedule

Leo Carrillo Bird Walk: 1st Thursday of every month: walk and survey along the trails of the historic Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad.

Whalen Lake Bird Walk: 1st Saturday of every month; walk and bird survey at this beautiful sanctuary for resident and migratory waterfowl in Oceanside.

El Corazon Garrison Creek Walk: 2nd Wednesday of every month; walk and survey along El Corazon’s Garrison Creek Trail in Oceanside.

San Dieguito River Bird Walk: 3rd Saturday of every month; walk and survey many waterfowl and shorebirds in North County’s coastal wetlands.

Coastal 101 Birding Loop: 4th Saturday of every month; visit Maxton Brown Park, walk to the ocean and weir, and return to the BVAS Nature Center along Coast Highway in Oceanside. Great for beginners and expirinced birders alike!

Steve's Suprise Walks: Join Steve Brad for this variable location bird walk. Where we go is based on recent reports and Steve’s personal surveying. Please contact Steve to be included on the email list for this walk.

Pelagic Birding: Hosted by SD Pelagics, May 12th, June 9th, August 18th, Sept 22nd, Oct. 13th. For pricing and details see http://sandiegopelagics.com/

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

760-439-BIRD
(760-439-2473)

Hours

Sunday 1-4pm
Monday CLOSED
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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