BVAS Special Events

Birdhouse Auction

Stay tuned for the 2023 Birdhouse and Nature Art Auction!!!


Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day 2016 monitor lizard EcoVivarium

Come celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center in May, 2023. Learn what you can do to protect your local endangered species through fun activities for the entire family. Dip into the lagoon and discover a whole new world of aquatic creatures under our high-powered microscope! See some fun from our 2019 Endangered Species Day here!

Chirstmas Bird Count

This is a favorite annual event for the birding community! Every December birders of all skill levels are invited to join BVAS and take part in the Christmas Bird Count. All across the country other Audubon members will be participating in this national event. The data helps to track bird species trends for the United States and other countries (not to mention being lots of fun). Take a look back at past Christmas Bird Counts:

2015      2016      2017      2018      2019

Birding Abroad with BVAS

Our Migrating Birder Program offers members exciting travel opportunities to visit other bioregions both within and outside the U.S.

In the past, we have offered trips to Northern Alberta, Cape May, Costa Rica, and Cuba and the Galapagos Islands, to name a few. We will continue offering programs through private tour companies and with Road Scholar. We have a new BVAS-Holbrook Travel liaison, Stan Walens who will be researching new travel options for our members and friends. Be on the look-out for future travel opportunities to interesting cultural locations in Mexico and Guatemala that are also fantastic birding destinations!


See a few highlights of the trip to Costa Rica here!

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



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