This is near-peak season for the irregular Craveri’s Murrelet. Storm-petrels should be one of the highlights of the trip, with good chances for Black, Least, Ashy, Townsend’s, and two subspecies of Leach’s Storm-Petrel. Also a great time of year for scarce Red-billed Tropicbird, Buller’s Shearwater, South Polar Skua, and Long-tailed Jaeger, as well as for…

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On the evening of August 14, the signal from Rail #3 was no longer heard. The survey was thus concluded. While we had now lost touch with all of our three Rails, our surveying helped demonstrate that the Buena Vista Lagoon provides the Ridgway’s rail’s basic needs for foraging opportunities and shelter.  We also believe that the…

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What is ebird and how do I use it? Find out at a free ebird class August 11 10 am at the BVAS Nature Center. Class is offered by Steve Brad, an experienced birder and ebird user. Steve describes ebird as a tool for citizen science for creating a record of what is being seen…

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BVAS Nature Guide and artist, Chris Clark and Paul Weber, aka ‘Dr Duck,’ enthralled a couple dozen kids yesterday at the Nature Center by leading two workshops on creating bird-themed art. Chris showed participants how to draw using a technique that engages the right brain. Paul helped older kids create a bird statue out of…

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BVAS held an opening reception last Friday to celebrate an exhibit of 30 metal bird sculptures made from local metalwork artist Paul Weber. Mr. Weber has been known in the North County art community for over a decade with his unique metal sculptures, including abstract work and bird sculptures. His work has been exhibited in…

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What is ebird and how do I use it? Find out at a free ebird class August 11 at 10 am at the BVAS Nature Center. Class is offered by Steve Brad, an experienced birder and ebird user. Steve describes ebird as a tool for citizen science for creating a record of what is being…

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BVAS is hosting an exhibit of 25 fanciful metal bird sculptures in August at the BVAS Nature Center.  The fascinating works of art were created by Oceanside sculptor Paul Weber, sometimes known as “Dr. Duck.”   The free exhibit will run for two weeks, August 6-21. Guests will be able to view the sculptures during the…

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