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Welcome to Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve

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Welcome to Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve in Vista!

Anstine is an eleven-acre site located within the County of San Diego adjacent to the cities of Vista and Oceanside. Three native plant communities occur within the boundaries of the Anstine: Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Willow Riparian Forest, Pond Habitat and Coast Live Oak Woodland. Come enjoy our moderate loop trail and the abundant birdlife here at the preserve - Anstine is FREE and open to the public on Saturdays between 9am and 12pm. We have a feeder station and binoculars to lend out for birders of all ages and skill levels, and a moderate loop trail that will take you past the pond habitat. Trail maps available upon arrival and hosts on site to answer questions. We hope to see you soon!

Visiting Anstine

Anstine is open to visitors and groups every Saturday from 9 AM - 12 PM from November - June. Anstine is closed July - October. 

If you have any questions, please contact Resident Manager Rebekah Angona at

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PLEASE NOTE: Anstine is subject to close during rain, extreme fire danger or heat, or other uncontrollable conditions. Updates are posted on the Anstine Facebook page.


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