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Buena Vista Audubon Society & Nature Center

Address: 2202 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number: 760-439-2473
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Oceanside
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Tucson
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333 reviews 333 reviews
206 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is only a .3 mile round trip walk around the marsh area and through the reeds and out onto the 2 little view platforms but it is worth the visit. The path is a big loop so you will always end up where you started. Picnic tables make it so comfortable for visitors to stop. Go to the visitors... More 

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San Jose, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My girlfriend is a birder and wanted to check out this Audubon Society and Nature Center when we were in Carlsbad visiting some friends. The center appears relatively new with nice displays of birds and other wildlife inside their building. We have never seen a Surf Scoter close up and they had one on display. From the upstairs area there... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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57 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The center is a hidden gem located on the Buena Vista lagoon bordering Oceanside and Carlsbad on Coast Highway. Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the community, it has been completely remodeled to provide more and better exhibits, and a wonderful second-floor viewing deck. A small trail enters the wetlands. A huge team of volunteers means the center... More 

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Kingston, Arkansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Really? A 200 yard hike down a narrow, muddy trail surrounded by 7 foot tall cattails is something spectacular? At a couple of points you could get a glimpse of a pond surrounded by more cattails. Wow, what a letdown. If this is what floats your boat, you'll really be jazzed by some of the numerous neighborhood parks around Oceanside.... More 

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MN
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182 reviews 182 reviews
73 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a lovely spot in Oceanside! Take in the sounds and sights of this beautiful preserve. Be sure to wear a hat and bring your camera. "get some free exercise in the bargin.

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Oceanside, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The lagoon and area is well kept. The staff and volunteers are doing a great job of removing the non-native species to help keep this area a natural preserve. Great place for walks -- fund for kids.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Here is a small gem of a nature center offering a short walk in the lagoon area. The displays inside the center are well done. Families will enjoy an outing here.

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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The building itself is filled with various stuffed birds and other critters. We so enjoyed just moseying around. The walk through the reeds is quiet and provides a great opportunity to see various birds and reptiles. Very subdued pleasure.

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Oceanside, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are a birder, or like to learn about animals in the area, this is a must! Great for little kids, and adults alike, nice displays of actual stuffed birds and ground creatures who inhabit the area. Good play area for kids and the walk through the reeds is worth it.

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CALGARY
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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

In the middle of the hustle and bustle, you can still find a refuge to in the seclusion and sounds of the park like setting. Plan to spend a couple of hours refreshing your spirit and trying to identify the songs of birds that surround you. Very helpful visitors centre and they host lots of interesting and fun events.

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