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Endangered Species Day – Design a Bookmark Contest

BVAS is excited to announce our Design-a-Bookmark Contest for this year’s Endangered Species Day. Please see this flyer for complete information. Age groups: 12 and under, 12-17 years, and over 18.  Sizes should be between 2”x 7” and 2.75”x 8.5”. Bookmark should feature one or more of California’s endangered and/or threatened plant or animals (see…

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Melrose Drive Link Meeting

What ever name you know this project by, it’s been resurrected by the Oceanside City Council. The plan is to connect Melrose, from Santa Fe through the south end of Guajome County Park to Spur Avenue. This ineffective link is environmentally unsound. Wetlands and endangered species habitat will be destroyed.The City’s value engineered conceptual plan…

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A Message from the President

Dear BVAS Members and Friends, North County San Diego is filled with natural beauty: the ocean, lagoons, foothills, and mountains. Yet it is easy to forget how many nearby communities are “park-poor.” The Buena Vista Audubon Society (BVAS) fills this gap at its nature center and on its trail. During our school programs, Nature Guide…

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Attention Scouts!

Here at our beautiful Nature Center in Oceanside we offer programs for all levels of scouts on a variety of subjects.  Furthermore we can assist in acquisition of badges regarding animals, birds, watershed, and environmental concerns. Please contact us at the Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center or Sondra Renwanz (srenwanz@aol.com) for more information.  

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Oceanside Christmas Bird Count 2017

Summary  – Oceanside (CAOV) Christmas Bird Count – 2017 by Kirsten Winter The 72nd Oceanside Christmas Bird Count was held on December 23, 2017.  A very dedicated and talented group of 115 birders logged 191 hours, and recorded approximately 35,000 individual birds – detecting birds at a rate of 183 birds per hour.    A very…

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Leaf It Where It Falls

On garden day, local first graders were introduced to the notion that trees drop their leaves where needed. One budding botanist responded, “So you just leaf it where it falls?” The duff of trees and plants are important compost for both soil and insects. But for some reason, we have been trained to “clean up”…

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2016 Christmas Bird Count Results

The 117th Oceanside-Vista-Carlsbad Christmas Bird Count Results The 117th Oceanside Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was held on December 30th, 2016.  We had a very successful Christmas Bird Count, despite the cool, rainy weather. There were approximately 183 species seen, and more than 30,970 birds counted. We estimate there were more than 120 participants in 39…

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Christmas Bird Count Friday, December 30

Calling all birders for the 2016 Christmas Bird Count! All levels of birders welcome! For the Oceanside CBC (which includes the Buena Vista Lagoon, Whelan Lake, Anstine Nature Preserve, Oceanside Harbor, among other locations), please contact organizer Jane Mygatt: janemygatt@me.com  who will assign you to a group leader who will fill you in on when…

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Monthly Meeting and Program: A Natural History of Wildlands in Southern California.

What makes Southern California so ecologically diverse?  Dr. Allan Schoenherr, Professor of Ecology from CSU Fullerton is our guest speaker for November’s monthly meeting and program. Dr. Schoenherr is the author of “A Natural History of California” and “Natural History of the Islands of California.”  He will delve into Southern California’s climate and weather, and the…

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