CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Natural History: Allen's Hummingbird eats nectar and insects. It takes cover in trees and shrubs. It nests above ground often in shaded areas. It breeds in woodlands and dense scrub from mid-February to early August.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in dune scrub areas, Eucalyptus, Monterey Pine, and Monterey Cypress Forests and around ornamental plants. It breeds within the Presidio.
Frequency: This species is common in the summer, spring, and fall.
Identifying Characteristics: The males of the Allen's Hummingbird have green backs and orange-red throats. The females have green backs with reddish sides and tail bases.
Did You Know?
Herb Alpert, Grammy Award-winning bandleader of the Tijuana Brass, played in the 6th Army Band at the Presidio during the 1950's. Alpert later claimed the structure and discipline of the Army helped him with his music.