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.


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Important Upcoming Events

Little Fish, Big Impact for Seabirds in California with Anna Weinstein, Director, Marine Conservation, National Audubon Society and Audubon California

Our beloved seabirds in Southern California and on the west coast are tough and built to last. But they must have access at the right times and places to the currency of the ocean: forage fish and invertebrates. For over ten years the Audubon network in California and the west coast has been collaborating with top scientists and fighting to protect the forage fish that seabirds depend upon, as well as the spawning and rearing habitats these fish need to thrive.

Anna's lively and interactive talk will describe forage fish for seabirds on the west coast, environmental factors affecting these forage fish populations, how fluctuations in their populations affect seabirds, climate change effects, and how to protect forage fish to ensure a robust food base for our magnificent seabirds. You will learn what YOU can do to protect forage fish and tell others about this fascinating part of the marine ecosystem. Anna joined Audubon California in 2008 and National Audubon in 2019. She has a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College and an M.S. in Ecology from the Boston University Marine Program in Woods Hole, MA. Anna co-founded Island Conservation and was an environmental scientist for the San Francisco Estuary Institute. She served as the Northern California Representative for the Pacific Seabird Group and in 2021 she was appointed as Conservation Representative on the Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Panel of the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Grab your oars and join us as we set sail (on Zoom).  Wednesday, May 19. Please see the May newsletter for more  information.


Audubon Advocacy Day, June 2021

On June 10th, speak up for California's birds and communities by meeting with your state legislators through ZOOM. Space limited so register today to secure your spot: https://ca.audubon.org/


Select Bird Walks Resuming in April

Most of our birding options resumed 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.

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 online payment portal: https://bvaudubon.org/donate/.

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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Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 10 am-1 pm
Saturday 10 am-1 pm

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