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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center

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2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
https://bvaudubon.org

October 2015

Joey and Johnny’s Clubhouse

October 18, 2015 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Joey and Johnny DiMento have been entertaining their young friends at the Nature Center on the third Sunday of each month. Ten-year-old Joey and her younger brother Johnny (age 7) have always enjoyed hanging out at the Nature Center, investigating the exhibits, reading the children’s books, doing nature-oriented crafts, and exploring the trail. Their parents, Danny and C.J., are long-time members and highly involved volunteers at BVAS. The monthly gathering of kids began when the DiMento family signed up to…

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Preschool Nature Storytime

October 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Did you know that we have a special event for preschoolers every month? Join us for Preschool Nature Storytime, with nature-themed stories for preschool children. This month we will find out how much we know about turtles. We’ll have a story, songs, a fun craft, and we’ll try to guess what is in our Surprise Box that morning.

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Coastal 101 Birding Loop (formerly the BV Lagoon Birding Workshop & Bird Count)

October 31, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Join Tom and Susie for a casual combination birding workshop and bird count around Buena Vista Lagoon. We visit Maxton Brown Park, walk to the ocean and weir, and return to the nature center along Coast Highway. We should see waders, songbirds, and shore birds. After the walk, we tally the birds and finish by 11:30 a.m. For monthly bird lists from the BVAS monthly bird counts, please see BVAS Monthly Bird Count Lists.  

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January 2016

Joey’s and Johnny’s Clubhouse

January 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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This Month: Kids and parents are invited to stop by the Nature Center for some informal nature fun. There’s always lots of stuff to do, both inside and out. Put on your thinking caps and come help us invent some nature fun. What is Joey’s and Johnny’s Clubhouse? Joey and Johnny DiMento have been entertaining their young friends at the Nature Center on the third Sunday of each month. Seven-year-old Joey and her younger brother Johnny (age 4) have always…

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Burrowing Owls with Colleen Wisinski

January 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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6:30 p.m. Social 7:00 p.m. Program When did you last experience that moment of excitement and delight as you suddenly spotted a burrowing owl stoically staring back at you from the entrance to its burrow? Pretty neat memory. Now imagine being tasked with monitoring over 20 pairs of burrowing owls each year, representing nearly half of the breeding population in San Diego County. Pretty neat assignment! Colleen Wisinski is a Research Coordinator in the Applied Animal Ecology Division of the…

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Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding

January 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until January 24, 2016

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Bring us your outdated electronics and help raise funds for BVAS. All those old computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones, etc. can be quickly recycled at this drive-through event. Paper shredding will also be available for a small fee It’s a great way to declutter and support BVAS. A flyer with more info is available on the BVAS website or at the Nature Center.

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Preschool Nature Storytime

January 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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This Month: Brrr! It’s a little cold outside, especially at night Have you seen Bear? Where could she be? We’ll look around the Nature Center to see if we can find any clues. We’ll have stories, songs, a take-home craft, and a look into our sur-prise box. About Nature Storytime Did you know that we have a special event for preschoolers every month? Join us for Preschool Nature Storytime, with nature-themed stories for preschool children. This month we will find…

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Ridgway’s Rail Society Member Event

January 30, 2016 @ 4:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Lagoon Land Acquisition Celebration—We Did It!

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February 2016

Pelagic Birds off San Diego

February 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Pomarine Jaeger by Matthew Binns 6:30 p.m. Social—7:00 p.m. Program Pelagic birding continues to grow in popularity as more and more people discover the rewards of exploring the birdlife found in the specialized habitat of our oceans waters. A parallel current in recent years has been the explosion of interest in bird photography. One of the challenges of pelagic birding is that the birds are rarely sitting still. Plumages of various species can seem indistinct, and glimpses can be fleeting.…

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Preschool Nature Storytime

February 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Birds can’t go sleep in a cave all winter, so what do they do when the snow starts falling up North? Just like some of our friends who live in colder areas of the country, a lot of birds fly down to San Diego to visit us on a winter vacation! We’ll have stories, songs, a take-home craft, and a look into our surprise box.

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March 2016

Birding Costa Rica with Paulo Valerio

March 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Wednesday, March 9 6:30 p.m. Social—7:00 p.m. Program Montezuma Oropendola You are invited to join Costa Rica birding and natural history specialist Paulo Valerio for an introduction to the varied and splendid birding “hot spots” of beautiful Costa Rica. Though small in size, the country boasts around 900 spectacular avian species in easy-to access habitats, making it a true paradise for birders. Explore a variety of habitats and discover how such a great diversity of birds came to exist in…

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Bird House Auction

March 19, 2016 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Download a PDF of the poster. Here’s how it works…Create a birdhouse, bat-house or bird feeder in any medium. It can be functional or decorative. The more unique the better. You can build your own or request an undecorated bluebird house or wren house from BVAS to get you started The BVAS houses cost $8.00. All finished houses/feeders will become part of the silent auction event at the Buena Vista Nature Center on March 19, 2016. Finished houses/feeders must be…

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April 2016

Board Meeting

April 1, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Nature Center Garden Work Party

April 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

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Nature Guides Meeting

April 8, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Become a Nature Guide Help make a difference, one curious mind at a time! The Nature Guides are a special group of volunteers, dedicated to introducing our community’s children to the wonders of nature. Working and learning together, the guides provide a variety of experiences to kids of all ages. How often? What activities? It’s up to you. Just bring your enthusiasm, and we’ll provide the training. Contact Bob Crowell for more info.

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Joey’s and Johnny’s Clubhouse

April 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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This Month: Kids and parents are invited to stop by the Nature Center for some informal nature fun. How about a bug hunt along the nature trail? We bet the kids will have a few ideas of na-ture projects or activities they’d like to try. Come join the fun! About Joey and Johnny: Joey and Johnny DiMento have been entertaining their young friends at the Nature Center on the third Sunday of each month. Seven-year-old Joey and her younger brother…

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Surf, Sand, and Stone

April 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast with Keith H. Meldahl, Ph.D. Wednesday, April 20 6:30 p.m. Social—7:00 p.m. Program What is it about Southern California and earthquakes? Why are we so prone to experience these earth-shaking events? Are there forces at work right now that will impact the incidence and severity of future tremors? The answers to those questions all revolve around the simple fact that Southern California is sandwiched be-tween two tectonic plates that…

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Preschool Nature Storytime

April 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Bring your little ones to our monthly program that gently introduces them to the wonders of nature. We always have a lot of fun learning about the animals and plants that live around the lagoon and in our backyards. We’ll have stories, songs, a take-home craft, and a look into our surprise box.

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Bio-Blitz for Amaranta

April 29, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - April 30, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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This is a special event by the friends of Amaranta Kozuch.

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May 2016

Hummingbirds! Monthly Program and General Meeting

May 18, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Marion Stacey, of the Hummingbird Rescue Center in Chula Vista, has been rescuing and rehabilitating hummingbirds for over three decades.  Who are these feathered marvels? What makes them unique? What are the challenges faced in caring for them? Learn the answers to these questions and more as Marion delights us with her vast experience, unique insights, and amusing confessions. Social starts at 6:30, and program begins at 7:00.  

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SAN DIEGUITO RIVER PARK BIRD WALK

May 21, 2016 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Spring is definitely here at San Dieguito.  The ducks are largely gone, and breeding birds, like stilts and avocets, are busy raising young.  The blackbirds, marsh wrens, common yellowthroats, and other cattail nesters should be on full display. Directions:  From I-5, take Via de la Valle east; go right on San Andres Dr. to end of road. Leader:  John Haddock,                760-941-7824.

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Endangered Species Day

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The 2016 Endangered Species Day Open House at the Nature Center will be a time for the whole family to experience the wonders and joys of nature. Attractions will include live snakes and lizards as part of Eco-Vivarium’s traveling zoo, raptors from the Raptor Institute, and Dovie Christianson's tortoise and turtle family. A Nature Scavenger Hunt and checklist will help guide visitors to the various exhibits and activities. We’ll…

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Preschool Nature Storytime

May 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Did you know that we have a special event for preschoolers every month? Join us for Preschool Nature Storytime, with nature-themed stories for preschool children. This month we will find out how much we know about turtles. We’ll have a story, songs, a fun craft, and we’ll try to guess what is in our Surprise Box that morning.

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Preschool Nature Storytime

May 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Bring your preschoolers to our monthly hour long program and introduce them to the wonders of nature!  It is lots of fun learning about the plants and animals that live around the lagoon and in our backyards.  Join us at 10:00 am the 4th Monday of the month for age appropriate activities, including songs, stories, and a take-home craft.  Questions?  Call Sally Bickerton, 760 - 525 - 2351.

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June 2016

12th Annual BVAS Film Festival & Annual Meeting

June 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Come to our Annual Meeting followed by a free film: Birders:  The Central Park Effect. In the urban wilds of Manhattan, 843-acre Central Park provides a rare oasis of green space for nearly 275 species of birds.  Birders: The Central Park Effect takes us through all the seasons, but showcases many of the  colorful warblers who take a break from their Atlantic Flyway migration each April and May.  Join the equally colorful New Yorkers whose lives are transformed by the…

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NO NATURE STORYTIME DURING SUMMER & SEPTEMBER

June 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 27, 2016

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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There will be no Nature Storytime in June, July, August, or September. It will resume in October.

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August 2016

BVAS Monthly Board Meeting

August 5, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Monthly BVAS Board meeting.

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Reception for Dr. Duck’s Bird Sculptures Exhibit

August 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Preview Reception—A preview reception at the Nature Center will give guests a chance to meet Paul Weber, the artist known as "Dr. Duck"  who is exhibiting several metal bird sculptures for two weeks at the Nature center. Light refreshments will be served.

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Dr. Duck’s Bird Sculptures Exhibit at the Nature Center

August 6, 2016
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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BVAS is hosting an exhibit of 25 metal bird sculptures in August at the BVAS Nature Center.  These 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 can view the sculptures during the Nature  Center’s operating hours (Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m.; closed Mon). Preview Reception—A preview reception at the Nature Center on Friday, August 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., will give…

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Children’s Art Day at BVAS Nature Center

August 6, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Calling all kids age 6 and up! FREE Children’s Art Day Saturday, August 6th from 1-4 PM at the BVAS Nature Center.  Local artist and BVAS educator Chris Clark will hold a free painting workshop for kids. Using a contour drawing technique, Chris will show participants how to make their own unique bird painting. Class size is limited; please RSVP by August 1, 2016.  Call us at (760) 439-2473 or come by the BVAS Nature Center and sign up at…

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How to use ebird

August 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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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 today for current and future generations. It keeps a record of all the birds you have seen and where. Birders use it alot with their…

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Nature Guides Monthly Meeting: Open to All!

August 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Nature Guides are the group of BVAS educators who work with local schoolchildren during the school year. Elementary schools that participate in the Nature Guide Program bring their classes to the BVAS Nature Center during school hours for a 1 1/2 hour tour of the museum and trail, as well as an educational lesson of the school's choice.  This is often one of the few opportunities for nature-based field trips for the schools and kids. Our bus voucher grant also…

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September 2016

Meet “Caulerpa Conquest” author Eric Muñoz!

September 8, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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From 2000-2006, the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and the Southern California coastline were endangered by an invasive Mediterranean seaweed, Caulerpa taxifolia. Thanks to a community outpouring, the lagoon was saved. A major driving force of this effort, Eric Muñoz, describes one of Carlsbad’s proudest moments and his own journey in "Caulerpa Conquest." Join this community book signing/lecture event with Eric at the Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center (2202 S. Coast Hwy, Oceanside) on Thursday, September 8th, at 6:00 p.m. Eric will…

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Monthly Program and General Meeting: California’s Threatened Woodpeckers & their Habitats, presented by Steve Shunk

September 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States

Join us for our monthly meeting and program at the BVAS Nature Center: this month's program will feature Steve Shunk, who will delve into the amazing world of California's woodpeckers, their crucial role in the ecosystems, and their habitats. Social starts at 6:30 and program is at 7:00. For more information, please call the Nature Center at: 760-439-2473

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October 2016

Deadline to register for Bat event

October 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Deadline to register for the Janelle & Amanda bat celebration event is today, October 7. Please Please RSVP either at the sign-up sheet at the front desk of the Nature Center or by emailing Natalie Shapiro at buenavistanature@gmail.com

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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

October 8, 2016 @ 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Appreciation luncheon for our volunteers! Please RSVP by October 1st. Stop by or call the Center: 760-439-2473 or Contact Bob Crowell 760-207-3884, kbcrowell@cox.net

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Childrens’ Bat event with Janell Cannon and Chef Amanda

October 15, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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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 cooking expertise and says "Roll up your sleeves and get ready to cook up a snack packed full of foods that have been pollinated by…

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Monthly Program & General Meeting: The Amazing World of Spiders

October 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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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 national and international entomological societies. See link for more information on Dr. Vincent and spiders: http://staffwww.fullcoll.edu/lvincent/spiderguide/ and a link to the American Arachnological Society’s site:…

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The Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking; October 21 & 22

October 21, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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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 sign identification, avoid the pitfalls of perception, learn how to distinguish between mountain lion and domestic dog tracks (which are confused more often than not),…

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Preschool Nature Storytime

October 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

One event on December 19, 2016 at 10:00am

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Bring your preschoolers to our monthly hour long program and introduce them to the wonders of nature!  It is lots of fun learning about the plants and animals that live around the lagoon and in our backyards.  Join us at 10:00 am the 4th Monday of the month for age appropriate activities, including songs, stories, and a take-home craft.  Questions?  Call Sally Bickerton, (760) 525 - 2351.  

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Nature Center Garden Work Party

October 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

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November 2016

Monthly Program and General Meeting: A Natural History of Wildlands in Southern California

November 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Join us for our monthly meeting and program at the BVAS Nature Center: this month’s program will feature Allan Schoenherr, who has written three books on local wildlands in Southern California:  "Wild and Beautiful: A Natural History of Open Spaces in Orange County,"  "A Natural History of California," and "Natural History of the Islands of California." The wildlands of Southern California are shaped by many factors- Mr. Schoenherr will delve into these factors, discussing climate and weather, and interactions of plants…

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Nature Guides Monthly Meeting: Open to All!

November 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Nature Guides are the group of BVAS educators who work with local schoolchildren during the school year. Elementary schools that participate in the Nature Guide Program bring their classes to the BVAS Nature Center during school hours for a 1 1/2 hour tour of the museum and trail, as well as an educational lesson of the school's choice.  This is often one of the few opportunities for nature-based field trips for the schools and kids. Our bus voucher grant also…

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Joey’s and Johnny’s Clubhouse

November 20, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Joey and Johnny DiMento have been entertaining their young friends at the Nature Center on the third Sunday of each month. Ten-year-old Joey and her younger brother Johnny (age 7) have always enjoyed hanging out at the Nature Center, investigating the exhibits, reading the children’s books, doing nature-oriented crafts, and exploring the trail. Their parents, Danny and C.J., are long-time members and highly involved volunteers at BVAS. The monthly gathering of kids began when the DiMento family signed up to…

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December 2016

Joey’s and Johnny’s Clubhouse

December 18, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Joey and Johnny DiMento have been entertaining their young friends at the Nature Center on the third Sunday of each month. Seven-year-old Joey and her younger brother Johnny (age 4) have always enjoyed hanging out at the Nature Center, investigating the exhibits, reading the children’s books, doing nature-oriented crafts, and exploring the trail. Their parents, Danny and C.J., are long-time members and highly involved volunteers at BVAS. The monthly gathering of kids began when the DiMento family signed up to…

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Preschool Nature Storytime

December 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

One event on December 19, 2016 at 10:00am

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Bring your preschoolers to our monthly hour long program and introduce them to the wonders of nature!  It is lots of fun learning about the plants and animals that live around the lagoon and in our backyards.  Join us at 10:00 am the 4th Monday of the month for age appropriate activities, including songs, stories, and a take-home craft.  Questions?  Call Sally Bickerton, (760) 525 - 2351.  

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Nature Center Garden Work Party

December 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

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NO Monthly Program or General Meeting this month!

December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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In keeping with tradition, we take the month of December off from our monthly program and general meeting.  Happy holidays!

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Nature Center Garden Work Party

December 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

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NO Basic Birding Workshop Dec 31

December 31, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until January 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Free

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 to a series of selected stops for some friendly, informal, no-pressure birding. Meet at the Nature Center parking lot.

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January 2017

NO Basic Birding Workshop Dec 31

January 1, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until January 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 to a series of selected stops for some friendly, informal, no-pressure birding. Meet at the Nature Center parking lot.

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Nature Center Garden Work Party

January 2, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

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BVAS Monthly Board Meeting

January 6, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until January 6, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Free

Monthly BVAS Board meeting.

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Nature Center Garden Work Party

January 9, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE

January 10, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
$250

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of coastal north San Diego County. Evening (5:30-8:30 pm) classes will be held at the Buena Vista Nature Center in Oceanside on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 through March 14. …

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Steve Brad’s bird walk

January 13, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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To join this bird walk, email Steve at: stevanbrad@gmail.com

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Nature Guides Monthly Meeting: Open to All!

January 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until May 18, 2018

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Nature Guides are the group of BVAS educators who work with local schoolchildren during the school year. Elementary schools that participate in the Nature Guide Program bring their classes to the BVAS Nature Center during school hours for a 1 1/2 hour tour of the museum and trail, as well as an educational lesson of the school's choice.  This is often one of the few opportunities for nature-based field trips for the schools and kids. Our bus voucher grant also…

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Joey and Johnny’s Clubhouse

January 15, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Joey and Johnny DiMento have been entertaining their young friends at the Nature Center on the third Sunday of each month. Ten-year-old Joey and her younger brother Johnny (age 7) have always enjoyed hanging out at the Nature Center, investigating the exhibits, reading the children’s books, doing nature-oriented crafts, and exploring the trail. Their parents, Danny and C.J., are long-time members and highly involved volunteers at BVAS. The monthly gathering of kids began when the DiMento family signed up to…

Find out more »

Nature Center Garden Work Party

January 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE

January 17, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
$250

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of coastal north San Diego County. Evening (5:30-8:30 pm) classes will be held at the Buena Vista Nature Center in Oceanside on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 through March 14. …

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Monthly Program and General Meeting: “Breaking Point”

January 18, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Free

Join us for our monthly meeting and program at the BVAS Nature Center: this month’s program will feature the Salton Sea, with the film "Breaking Point" with director Bill Wisneski.  A casualty of the "water wars" in the Southwest, California's largest lake is disappearing. The receding Salton Sea reveals a toxic mix of fine dust and chemicals that is threatening the health of millions. The Salton Sea has reached its breaking point and time is running out. Filmmaker Bill Wisneski…

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Build a Bird or Bee House!

January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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$8.00

Join our first ever workshop to create your own bird or bee house. Keep or donate your masterpiece to the Annual Birdhouse Auction in March. Who: Teens and adults (ages 12 and up). When: Saturday, January 21st, 10:00-2:00. Where: Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center Materials fee: $8.00. To reserve your place, call the nature center at 760-439-BIRD.

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Preschool Nature Storytime

January 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Bring your preschoolers to our monthly hour long program and introduce them to the wonders of nature!  It is lots of fun learning about the plants and animals that live around the lagoon and in our backyards.  Join us at 10:00 am the 4th Monday of the month for age appropriate activities, including songs, stories, and a take-home craft.  Questions?  Call Sally Bickerton, (760) 525 - 2351. January's theme will be WEATHER  

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Nature Center Garden Work Party

January 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE

January 24, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
$250

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of coastal north San Diego County. Evening (5:30-8:30 pm) classes will be held at the Buena Vista Nature Center in Oceanside on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 through March 14. …

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Coastal 101 Birding Loop (formerly the BV Lagoon Birding Workshop & Bird Count)

January 28, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until January 31, 2019

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join Tom and Susie for a casual combination birding workshop and bird count around Buena Vista Lagoon. We visit Maxton Brown Park, walk to the ocean and weir, and return to the nature center along Coast Highway. We should see waders, songbirds, and shore birds. After the walk, we tally the birds and finish by 11:30 a.m. For monthly bird lists from the BVAS monthly bird counts, please see BVAS Monthly Bird Count Lists.  

Find out more »

Nature Center Garden Work Party

January 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE

January 31, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
$250

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of coastal north San Diego County. Evening (5:30-8:30 pm) classes will be held at the Buena Vista Nature Center in Oceanside on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 through March 14. …

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February 2017

Nature Center Garden Work Party

February 6, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE

February 7, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
$250

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of coastal north San Diego County. Evening (5:30-8:30 pm) classes will be held at the Buena Vista Nature Center in Oceanside on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 through March 14. …

Find out more »

Nature Guides Monthly Meeting: Open to All!

February 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until May 18, 2018

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Nature Guides are the group of BVAS educators who work with local schoolchildren during the school year. Elementary schools that participate in the Nature Guide Program bring their classes to the BVAS Nature Center during school hours for a 1 1/2 hour tour of the museum and trail, as well as an educational lesson of the school's choice.  This is often one of the few opportunities for nature-based field trips for the schools and kids. Our bus voucher grant also…

Find out more »

Nature Center Garden Work Party

February 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE

February 14, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
$250

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of coastal north San Diego County. Evening (5:30-8:30 pm) classes will be held at the Buena Vista Nature Center in Oceanside on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 through March 14. …

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Monthly Meeting & Program

February 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join us to hear Richard Zembal's presentation on his several decades' work with the Endangered Ridgways' Rails (Richard also has spearheaded the Ridgways' Rail release program at the Buena Vista Lagoon). Social: 6:30 p.m.    Program: 7:00

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Joey and Johnny’s Clubhouse

February 19, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Joey and Johnny DiMento have been entertaining their young friends at the Nature Center on the third Sunday of each month. Ten-year-old Joey and her younger brother Johnny (age 7) have always enjoyed hanging out at the Nature Center, investigating the exhibits, reading the children’s books, doing nature-oriented crafts, and exploring the trail. Their parents, Danny and C.J., are long-time members and highly involved volunteers at BVAS. The monthly gathering of kids began when the DiMento family signed up to…

Find out more »

Nature Center Garden Work Party

February 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE

February 21, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
$250

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of coastal north San Diego County. Evening (5:30-8:30 pm) classes will be held at the Buena Vista Nature Center in Oceanside on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 through March 14. …

Find out more »

Coastal 101 Birding Loop (formerly the BV Lagoon Birding Workshop & Bird Count)

February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until January 31, 2019

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join Tom and Susie for a casual combination birding workshop and bird count around Buena Vista Lagoon. We visit Maxton Brown Park, walk to the ocean and weir, and return to the nature center along Coast Highway. We should see waders, songbirds, and shore birds. After the walk, we tally the birds and finish by 11:30 a.m. For monthly bird lists from the BVAS monthly bird counts, please see BVAS Monthly Bird Count Lists.  

Find out more »

Preschool Nature Storytime

February 27, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Bring your preschoolers to our monthly hour long program and introduce them to the wonders of nature!  It is lots of fun learning about the plants and animals that live around the lagoon and in our backyards.  Join us at 10:00 am the 4th Monday of the month for age appropriate activities, including songs, stories, and a take-home craft.  Questions?  Call Sally Bickerton, (760) 525 - 2351. February's theme is DUCKS & OTHER BIRDS OF THE LAGOON

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Nature Center Garden Work Party

February 27, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE

February 28, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
$250

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of coastal north San Diego County. Evening (5:30-8:30 pm) classes will be held at the Buena Vista Nature Center in Oceanside on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 through March 14. …

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March 2017

Nature Center Garden Work Party

March 6, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE

March 7, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
$250

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of coastal north San Diego County. Evening (5:30-8:30 pm) classes will be held at the Buena Vista Nature Center in Oceanside on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 through March 14. …

Find out more »

Nature Guides Monthly Meeting: Open to All!

March 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until May 18, 2018

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Nature Guides are the group of BVAS educators who work with local schoolchildren during the school year. Elementary schools that participate in the Nature Guide Program bring their classes to the BVAS Nature Center during school hours for a 1 1/2 hour tour of the museum and trail, as well as an educational lesson of the school's choice.  This is often one of the few opportunities for nature-based field trips for the schools and kids. Our bus voucher grant also…

Find out more »

Nature Center Garden Work Party

March 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE

March 14, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
$250

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of coastal north San Diego County. Evening (5:30-8:30 pm) classes will be held at the Buena Vista Nature Center in Oceanside on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 through March 14. …

Find out more »

Monthly Meeting & Program

March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

A Year in the Life of Rattlesnakes, with Jeff Nordland See this month's newsletter for a fascinating description of Jeff and his snakes! Social: 6:30 p.m. Program: 7:00 p.m.

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Bird House Auction

March 18, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Our Famous Annual Fundraiser with incredible Bird, Bat, and Bee Houses, Bird Feeders, and nature-themed art available for auction!  Create your own piece of art and be a part of this popular event! Flyer with details.

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Joey and Johnny’s Clubhouse

March 19, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Joey and Johnny DiMento have been entertaining their young friends at the Nature Center on the third Sunday of each month. Ten-year-old Joey and her younger brother Johnny (age 7) have always enjoyed hanging out at the Nature Center, investigating the exhibits, reading the children’s books, doing nature-oriented crafts, and exploring the trail. Their parents, Danny and C.J., are long-time members and highly involved volunteers at BVAS. The monthly gathering of kids began when the DiMento family signed up to…

Find out more »

Nature Center Garden Work Party

March 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

Coastal 101 Birding Loop (formerly the BV Lagoon Birding Workshop & Bird Count)

March 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until January 31, 2019

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join Tom and Susie for a casual combination birding workshop and bird count around Buena Vista Lagoon. We visit Maxton Brown Park, walk to the ocean and weir, and return to the nature center along Coast Highway. We should see waders, songbirds, and shore birds. After the walk, we tally the birds and finish by 11:30 a.m. For monthly bird lists from the BVAS monthly bird counts, please see BVAS Monthly Bird Count Lists.  

Find out more »

Preschool Nature Storytime

March 27, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Bring your preschoolers to our monthly hour long program and introduce them to the wonders of nature!  It is lots of fun learning about the plants and animals that live around the lagoon and in our backyards.  Join us at 10:00 am the 4th Monday of the month for age appropriate activities, including songs, stories, and a take-home craft.  Questions?  Call Sally Bickerton, (760) 525 - 2351. March's theme is LET'S GARDEN!

Find out more »

Nature Center Garden Work Party

March 27, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2017

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

April 2017

Nature Center Garden Work Party

April 3, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until September 2, 2019

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

Find out more »

Nature Center Garden Work Party

April 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until September 2, 2019

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

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Nature Guides Monthly Meeting: Open to All!

April 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until May 18, 2018

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Nature Guides are the group of BVAS educators who work with local schoolchildren during the school year. Elementary schools that participate in the Nature Guide Program bring their classes to the BVAS Nature Center during school hours for a 1 1/2 hour tour of the museum and trail, as well as an educational lesson of the school's choice.  This is often one of the few opportunities for nature-based field trips for the schools and kids. Our bus voucher grant also…

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Joey and Johnny’s Clubhouse

April 16, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Joey and Johnny DiMento have been entertaining their young friends at the Nature Center on the third Sunday of each month. Ten-year-old Joey and her younger brother Johnny (age 7) have always enjoyed hanging out at the Nature Center, investigating the exhibits, reading the children’s books, doing nature-oriented crafts, and exploring the trail. Their parents, Danny and C.J., are long-time members and highly involved volunteers at BVAS. The monthly gathering of kids began when the DiMento family signed up to…

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Nature Center Garden Work Party

April 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until September 2, 2019

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Every Monday morning, the garden crew gathers at the Nature Center to do a little maintenance work around the native plant garden and trails. Interested gardeners are invited to join the group for some casual gardening and friendly chatter.

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Monthly Program & General Meeting

April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Tropical Birding with Dr. Matthew Binns About three million years ago, the formation of the volcanic Isthmus of Panama joined the long separated continents of North and South America. This precipitated the Great American Interchange—the migration of fauna from one continent to another. The astounding diversity of species to be found in Central America and northern South America is partially the result of this connection. Another cause is the wide array of habitats, which include Pacific mangrove swamps, Caribbean coastal…

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Preschool Nature Storytime

April 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

One event on December 19, 2016 at 10:00am

Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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Bring your preschoolers to our monthly hour long program and introduce them to the wonders of nature!  It is lots of fun learning about the plants and animals that live around the lagoon and in our backyards.  Join us at 10:00 am the 4th Monday of the month for age appropriate activities, including songs, stories, and a take-home craft.  Questions?  Call Sally Bickerton, (760) 525 - 2351.  

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