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Buena Vista Audubon Society & Nature Center

#19 of 64 things to do in Oceanside Features Animals
2202 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-6549
+1 760-439-2473
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a short hike can provide an opportunity to view sea birds.

we visit Oceanside yearly for a couple weeks in February and always find new places to explore we... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Prescott, Arizona
It was closed, but someone let me in to,get information.

Very nice display of animals--stuffed and information. The trail was not recommended due to recent... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Kensington, Maryland
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“local birds” (3 reviews)
“viewing deck” (3 reviews)
“short hike” (2 reviews)
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2202 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-6549
+1 760-439-2473
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

we visit Oceanside yearly for a couple weeks in February and always find new places to explore we always stop by the nature center to catch up on the sightings that are unique. staff volunteers are very knowledgeable. The indoor viewing deck allows for a...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Very nice display of animals--stuffed and information. The trail was not recommended due to recent rain. I appreciated knowing that the trail was muddy and not recommended at the time we stopped.

Thank photobug429
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Wonderful group of people - great lectures on various subjects. Good place to put on your donation list.

Thank Love2Food
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Love this peaceful Place on Coast Highway ! Great museum and you can arrange docents for tours ! People fish , hike & Bird Watch in this Living/Breathing Eco - System !

Reviewed 23 April 2016

We attending a presentation given by a man from Panama. It was fun and informative and we learned so much about hummingbirds. Even the novice would enjoy the presentations.

Thank 2norske
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The Audubon Center is easily the best local experience for viewing and nature as both the past and the present. It's on the edge of the Buena Vista Lagoon, a good place to see nature and how we people have impacted it. Stop by: It's...More

Thank Chuck92054
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The nature center is free of charge, staffed by dedicated & knowledgeable volunteers and a showcase for a small but artful display of several local birds and animals preserved by taxidermy in creative and natural settings. There is a short walking trail in a marshy...More

Thank JacksView18
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This is a wonderful place for out of towners or with kids. The location directly on the lagoon makes it special. Take time to walk around the lagoon. The staff is very knowledgable. Worth a visit.

Thank mltalks55
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The center is very small. It will only take a few minutes to see the stuffed animals. The trail through the cattails is like walking through a corn stalk maze at Halloween. There are small openings (maybe 3) where you will catch a glimpse of...More

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This place is right by my apartment and I love it. There's a nice little nature center to visit, but the real gem is the trail that winds through the reeds. It's a really short hike and quite beautiful (but if you go out at...More

Thank heatherh0p
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