Our mission is: Conservation through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring

We accomplish our mission through operating our Nature Center and grounds, engaging in a myriad of programs for adults and children, and owning two conservation properties.  We accomplish all this through the dedication of our volunteers and donors, which also allows us to offer most programs free of charge.

Our education programs are geared to enhance the public's appreciation of nature, science, and the world around them. We offer educational activities for both young and old, including school programs, nature center tours & activities, and birding trips.

Explore local fauna and flora through a series of displays in our Nature Center.  Our trail and native plant garden highlight local ecosystems and water conservation methods. Monthly programs are held at our nature center; see our calendar of events.

BVAS engages in conservation work, including land acquisition, restoration & management; advocacy and participation in land-use planning; and public education.

To inform the public, BVAS publishes a newsletter nine issues per year. Members receive a full-color, online newsletter.

Donations that make a difference!

Your donation will help us further our mission of providing nature-based education to local children, offering birding classes and other programs, protecting and restoring North County wildlife habitats, and more!

Our Mission

To protect and preserve our region's birds, biodiversity, and threatened habitats, and to promote conservation of our natural resources through advocacy, education, and both habitat restoration and management.

Mailing Address

Buena Vista Audubon
PO Box 480
Oceanside, CA 92049

Nature Center

2202 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054



Tuesday 10 am-1 pm
Wednesday 10 am-1 pm
Thursday 10 am-1 pm
Friday 10 am-1 pm
Saturday 10 am-1 pm

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