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.


Important Upcoming Events

The Amazing World of Bats with Don Endicott

Buena Vista Audubon Society is featuring San Diego County’s premier (mammalian) flyer, hosted by its champion, Don Endicott. Poorly understood and frequently feared, bats are under threat worldwide. As a result, bats need our protection as much as we need them. Fortunately, Don Endicott is with us to make clear the wonders of, perils to, and possibilities for our non-feathered friends. He is an interpretive guide at Mission Trails Regional Park, a public educator for the San Diego Natural History Museum, and a member of the San Diego Humane Society’s “Bat Team.” As a co-author of 50 Best Short Hikes San Diego with the late Jerry Schad, he is no stranger to our backyards. Wednesday Jan 20th. Please see the January 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.

This past program we were treated to a wonderful talk by Michael Wilken-Robertson about Kumeyaay Ethnobotany.



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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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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