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Buena Vista Audubon Society & Nature Center

2202 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
760-439-2473
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Oceanside
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Oceanside, California
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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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denver
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4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This really is a great little spot to take a short, lagoon-view walk if you're in Carlsbad or Oceanside. The views are indeed beautiful. The staff in the shop are helpful and full of information, and this center is perfect for bird lovers. They have lots of taxidermy birds (who died from various natural or accidental issues but are preserved... More 

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Oceanside, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This nature center and its 1/2 mile loop trail through the lagoon make a great family outing. The center had many displays of native birds and animals, as well as a kid's counter, with bones, feathers, rocks, and other natural items to touch and explore - and it's free! The trail is short, but gives you the feeling you are... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice little building. Good info for grade school kids. Some hands on stuff. Volunteers are very knowledgable. Great BoyScout Eagle project on premisses where they propagate native plants for the center.

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Oceanside
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

tucked away on the NW corner of the Buena Vista Lagoon bordering Oceanside and Carlsbad is the Audubon Nature Center. They have lectures and classes. See their website for info on when these are offered. Too bad the State doesn't allow the removal of some of the encroaching cat-tails and vegetation that would afford a view of this beautiful lagoon.... More 

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