Summary, Oceanside (CAOV) Christmas Bird Count—2019 Kirsten Winter (CBC Compiler) Download a PDF copy of the results here. The 74th Oceanside Christmas Bird Count was held on December 21, 2019.  It was a clear and pleasant day, with light breezes. Temperatures ranged from approximately 35−40 degrees F in the morning to about 60−70 degrees in…

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Measure Y (SOAR), a proposition on the November City of Oceanside ballot, simply requires that before agricultural, open space, or parkland can be rezoned to other uses such as dense housing or commercial, the people of Oceanside have a right to vote on the change.  We all pay the costs of sprawl development – traffic…

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Buddy Todd Park is a great place to greet some early arriving warblers, orioles, and tanagers.  Its also a relative hotspot for rarities.  Meet in the parking lot of Buddy Todd Park.  Leader: Steve Brad, 760-633-1639.  stevanbrad@gmail.com

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You don’t usually hear about biology and car-engine oil changes in the same article. Members of the BVAS Garden Club and the Surfrider Ocean Friendly Gardens Committee united to transform the side yard of the Econo Lube N Tune on Vista Way and Coast Highway.  Last year, BVAS hosted a class on how to create…

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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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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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Come see over 18 California Native Plant Gardens in the historic Seaside Neighborhood of Downtown Oceanside! Plant experts and neighborhood locals lead an informative 1.5 mile walking tour to see these wonderful front yard gardens. Meet at 2pm Sunday, April 10th at St. Mary’s School parking lot at 515 Wisconsin Avenue. The guided walk is free. Donation requested…

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Many thanks to the 129 observers and 11 Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center volunteers who participated in the 2015 Oceanside CBC on December 27. Pending final review, the tally stands at 196 species. That would be the second-highest species total for the Oceanside count, surpassed only by a couple of 200-species counts recorded about…

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