San Diego County Waters to the 9-Mile and 30-Mile Banks This is a good time of year for locally scarce Buller’s and Flesh-footed shearwaters, and will be one of the best trips for rarities. Red-billed Tropicbird, South Polar Skua, and Sabine’s Gull are also possibilities. REGISTRATION: Early Bird Registration: $115 through Sep 25. Standard Registration: $125 from…

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Back in October, two more Ridgways Rails were released from the Buena Vista Audubon trail. Our team of monitors kept tabs on them for about three weeks. About 10 days into the monitoring, the Rails appeared to be stationary; i.e., there was no change in location as measured by the radio transceiver. Monitoring continued for…

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BVAS Team Participates in October Pelican Survey by Andy Mauro Following the ban of DDT in 1972, Brown Pelican populations rebounded to the point where the species was taken off the Endangered Species List in 2009.  Since that delisting, however, there has been a disturbing downward trend in population.  In recent years, pelican productivity has…

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Become a Nature Detective through this two-day wildlife tracking workshop! Wildlife trackers piece together clues left behind in the environment to gain a richer picture of the variety of animals using a habitat and read the story of their behavior. At the workshop, you’ll become familiar with common local wildlife species, learn basic track and…

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Become a Nature Detective through this two-day wildlife tracking workshop! Wildlife trackers piece together clues left behind in the environment to gain a richer picture of the variety of animals using a habitat and read the story of their behavior. At the workshop, you’ll become familiar with common local wildlife species, learn basic track and…

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Join us for our monthly meeting and program at the BVAS Nature Center: this month’s program features Dr. Lenny Vincent, Southern California’s expert on all things eight-legged. Dr. Vincent has a PhD in Entomology from UC Berkeley, and is a professor of biology at Fullerton College. Extensively published, Dr. Vincent is a leader in both…

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Children’s author and illustrator Janell Cannon teams up with Chef Amanda, creator of The Good Food Factory children’s healthy cooking show at the BVAS Nature Center on Saturday, October 15th at 1:00 p.m. Janell will read from her book Stellaluna, the story of a lost bat who finds her way home. Amanda will share her…

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Oceanside is one of the premier birding areas in North County. Join us at the Oceanside Harbor to look for waders and migrating shorebirds, along with an array of gulls and terns. Hopefully there’ll be a few surprises! Directions: We’ll meet on the Pacific Street bridge in Oceanside. There is free parking east of the…

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