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This weekend in San Diego Nature learn about eggs and count birds

See herons and other birds at one of the events this weekend.
See herons and other birds at one of the events this weekend.
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Another weekend of decent weather is predicted for the weekend of March 28-30, 2014 and should be suitable for all outdoor activities. Several events are happening in preparation and enjoyment of spring. These events include preparing nest sites, hikes, and educational programs. All events are free except Acoustic Crestridge.

Now is the time to volunteer, once more, to help the least terns in Mission Bay. This is the second to last time that you will be able to do so this Saturday, March 29th. The terns start arriving again in April around the beginning to end of the month. Meet at the Stony Point parking lot on Fiesta Island at 9:30 a.m. Contact Rebecca Schwartz at to get directions and let her know that you are coming.

Breeding season is just around the corner, so now is the time to visit the San Elijo Lagoon nature center for free, family friendly discussions and activities related to eggs and the animals that lay them. Their “Spring Egg-ducation” will take place this Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30 between 1-4 p.m. The visitor’s center is located at 2710 Manchester Avenue in Cardiff-by-the Sea. Call the San Elijo Lagoon for directions or more information at 760-634-3026.

Join the Buena Vista Audubon Society “fledgling birders” and learn about the birds in the Buena Vista Lagoon. Also, birders can participate in their monthly bird count. Meet at the nature center at 2202 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, at 8 a.m. Call Joan Fountain at 760-729-1379 or Tom Troy at 760-420-7328 for more details or directions.

Join the Earth Discovery Institute for Acoustic Crestridge on Saturday, March 29th from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. This fundraiser for EDI is $10 for adults and children over 10 years old who pre-register and $15 at the door. Raffle tickets cost extra. This event will take place at the South Lane County Park at 218 South Lane in the Crest area of El Cajon. Visit the EDI website at for more information. You can also call 619-447-4715 or email them at .