Pelagic Birding

It just doesn’t get more fun than birding on the open ocean! This popular 12-hour trip goes to the farthest reaches of San Diego County waters—the 30-Mile Bank—to look for seabirds only occasionally or rarely seen in San Diego County (may very briefly bird in L.A. Co. waters). This is an excellent time of year…

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Endangered Species Day

Our annual celebration of endangered species! Learn what you can do to protect local endangered species!   Visit with hawks and falcons,  local snakes, and invertebrates of all sizes!  Dip into the lagoon and discover a whole new world under our high-powered microscope! Make your own journal, native seed ‘bomb’, or mask, and participate in…

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Monthly Program: Birding the Eastern Sierra with Steve Brad

Steve Brad is a fixture at Buena Vista Audubon and throughout San Diego County, leading a variety of popular bird walks and trips.  His website http://www.seatosierrabirds.com/ showcases his extraordinary photos of birds from mountains to the oceans. This month’s program highlights this unassuming, charming and knowledgeable birder! Social: 6:30 p.m.       Program: 7:00 p.m.  

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California Gnatcatcher: Hero of the Coastal Sage Scrub Habitat

Heading down the trail from the San Elijo Lagoon parking lot, he played a wheezy, kitten-mewing type of call on his phone.  “That’s what we’re listening for.”  This good friend and avid birder from Colorado was on a mission—to find a California Gnatcatcher.  Searing that call into our brains, we followed our ears to find…

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ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY OPEN HOUSE

Celebrate Endangered Species Day Open House at the Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center Saturday, May 20, from 10 AM-2 PM.  Free! Learn what you can do to protect your local endangered species through fun activities for the entire family! Visit with hawks and falcons (until 1:00) and local snakes and lizards! Dip into the lagoon…

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Look, a Baby Bird. Now What?

Marion Stacey shared with us a lifetime of hummingbird stories and insights during her May program at the Nature Center.  What should you do if you find a baby bird you think needs help? First, make sure you’re right. If the bird is uninjured and has some feathers, put it in the nearest tree.  …

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