2202 S. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054

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

Nature Center News

COME TO OUR MONTHLY PROGRAM: Join Dr. Ed Henry as he leads us through a showcase of the wildlife of Thailand, from the salt ponds of Pak Thae and the rainforest of Kaeng Krachen National Park and experience one of the world’s most alluring wildlife destinations. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Social: 6:30 p.m. Program: 7:00. Program is free and takes place at our nature center.

Endangered Species Day Spring Open House:  come celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center Saturday, May 12, from 10 AM-2 PM.  This free event has many activities for all ages! See here for more info!

Buena Vista Lagoon Nature Camp: July 16-20th Kids will learn through walks, talks, crafts, games and stories about the lagoon’s animals and plants, and the people who used to live there. More information and registration form can be found here.

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

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.


Environmental and Conservation News

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!!!  * 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.

Prop 68: Vote YES on Prop 68 in June! This is a $4 billion bond measure that will fund a number of important priorities for Californians, including local, regional and state parks, clean drinking water projects, flood protection, and habitat projects that are vital to the state’s diverse wildlife. More info here or at https://yes68ca.com/

Safeguard Our San Diego County Initiative: Tired of sprawl? Frustrated about Lilac Hills, Warner Ranch, Newland Sierra, and Safari Highlands (all proposed mega-developments in rural North County)? Support the Safeguard Our San Diego County Ballot Initiative by signing the petition to qualify it for the November ballot. More info can be found here or at https://saveoursdcountryside.org/

Upcoming Special Events:

Pelagic Birding Trips: Travel to some of the farthest reaches of San Diego County's waters for such sought-after species as Black-footed Albatross, Ashy Storm-Petrel, South Polar Skua, and Scripps’s Murrelet, near the peak of Spring migration. Trips upcoming in May and June.

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

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

Past Special Events:

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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