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Posts by J.J. Springer

Christmas Bird Count gets local media coverage

The Coast News recently did an article on the success of this year’s Christmas Bird Count. It included this great quote from team leader Tom Troy: “Birds are remarkable, beautiful, captivating and fascinating” Our new President, Andy Mauro gave some great quotes “It’s the largest, most successful, and most important citizen science project” Check out…

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Buena Vista Audubon Seeks $1 Million to Purchase Two Key Properties !!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS and a donate online to use for contributions to the Ridgway Rail Society Fund (Formerly Clapper Rail Society) We’re Making Progress! There’s good news regarding both property acquisitions now being sought by BVAS. The California Wildlife Conservation Board has advanced the proposed purchase of the 3.5-acre Buena Vista Lagoon parcel for funding.…

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2015 Oceanside Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, December 27 The date is set for this year’s Oceanside Christmas Bird Count! BVAS has been sponsoring the Oceanside CBC for as long as we can remember, making it a cherished holiday tradition. Last year’s Oceanside tally was 192 species. In addition to its high species total (generally within the top 12 counts in…

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Nature Discovery Lab It’s a Small World After All

The Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center has an exciting new exhibit—a high-quality microscope linked to a large flat screen TV. Visitors will be able to focus in on the microscopic details of nature—bird feathers, bits of animal bone and hair, leaf tissue, insect wings, etc. They’ll even be able to view the multitude of life…

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A New San Diego Birding Listserv

A new bird-sighting listserv operated by the San Diego Field Ornithologists has taken over the role formerly held by SDBirds. For a number of years, SDBirds served as the popular go-to site for posting and obtaining information about interesting bird sightings in San Diego County, and was widely recognized for providing an extremely valuable service…

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NestWatch Invites You to Watch!

NestWatch is a nest-monitoring project developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center aimed to provide a unified nest-monitoring scheme to track reproductive success for all North American breeding birds. NestWatch invites people who are interested in the natural world to help monitor the success of nesting birds and better…

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DANCING WITH OWLS

By Shanti Mayberry One early spring afternoon, I was in my garden studio in our backyard that borders Crest Canyon in Del Mar, when I suddenly felt I was being watched. A shiver went up my spine as I grabbed my binoculars and scanned the canyon trees to find the creature whose presence I felt…

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