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“Tiny hideaway.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buena Vista Audubon Society & Nature Center

Buena Vista Audubon Society & Nature Center
Ranked #16 of 59 things to do in Oceanside
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Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tiny hideaway.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Oceanside, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Nature Center”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Robert L
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CALGARY
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98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Clear your head and get back to nature”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Robert M
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denver
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55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The name says it all!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 for your edification). We loved our time here (spent about an hour) and will return when back in Carlsbad.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank theslant
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Oceanside, California, United States
Level Contributor
40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of my favorite "hidden" spots in Oceanside!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 out in nature, with docks out into a section of the lagoon, though right off Coast Highway. Take your family and go, if you haven't!

Visited October 2013
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3 Thank Sally B
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