Join Tom and Mike for a casual combination birding workshop and bird count around Buena Vista Lagoon. We visit Maxton Brown Park, with an option to walk to the ocean and weir, and a return loop to the nature center along Coast Highway. After the walk, we tally the birds and finish by 11:30a.m. No…

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NOTE THAT DECEMBER’S BASIC BIRDING WORKSHOP HAS BEEN FOLDED INTO THE XMAS BIRD COUNT (FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30). NOTE NEW START TIME. Join the BVAS birders for our basic birding workshop and bird count at Buena Vista Lagoon. No experience necessary. We meet at the Nature Center at 9 a.m. and then caravan around the lagoon…

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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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In early May,  a dozen BVAS members and friends participated in a new survey program to help monitor the long-term health of California Brown Pelicans. While the California Brown Pelican was removed from the Endangered Species list in 2009, in recent years there has been poor productivity in mating areas; in addition, warmer oceans have…

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Buena Vista Audubon and researchers from the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research organized a Bio-Blitz April 29-30 to survey the plants and animals living along the Buena Vista Lagoon. What is a Bio-Blitz? It is a survey that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a given area over…

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Steve Brad’s Second Thursday Bird Walk has developed a reputation among its regulars as a very productive “rarity chase.”  The emphasis is generally on the uniqueness of the sightings, rather than the number of species seen.  But in April, the group focused on seeing how many different species of birds it could tally.  Why the…

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