2202 S. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054

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

Nature Center News

Monthly General Meeting: Join local legend Ernie Cowan as he examines the opportunities, challenges, humor, and rewards of chasing wild birds for that perfect image in the birdiest county in America .A special segment will include a photo essay on some of the strange things overheard in nature. Nov. 14th* Social: 6:30 p.m. Program: 7:00 p.m.
*Note that this is the 2nd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving

The BVAS Christmas Bird Count is coming! Mark your calendars for Dec. 29th for the Christmas Bird Count. If you want to join a CBC team please contact Jane Mygatt (janemygatt@me.com) Please include your name, phone number, and a sentence or two to indicate your general level of birding experience. If possible, please let Jane know by December 10.

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!

Buena Vista Lagoon Restoration: SANDAG has decided to move forward and has been scheduled to be heard by the SANDAG Board of Directors on November 16, 2018.  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.

Please help pass Measure Y/SOAR;  join Measure Y volunteers, including BVAS members, to phone bank Sundays, 2:00-5:00 pm, at 3784 Mission Ave. Ste 152, Oceanside (Stater Bros Center).  Bring a phone & charger & stay as long as you like!

For more information: Stephanie Peck;  stephanie@oceanside-SOAR.org or 760-440-6998. https://oceanside-soar.org/home

https://bvaudubon.org/news/

 

Upcoming Special Events:

BVAS Galapagos Islands Trip - Join BVAS July 24th - August 3rd, 2019, for an excursion to the Galapagos Islands (organized by Holbrook Travel). For complete itinerary and more information please see the flyer.

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

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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