• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius)
 
American Robin
American Robins sings in Tennesse Hollow.
Will Elder, NPS
 

Natural History: The American Robin eats earthworms, caterpillars, snails, fruit, berries, and seeds. It nests on the ground or in shrubs. It prefers moist habitats. Breeding season is from early April to late August.

General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in annual grasslands, all forests, lawns, and ornamental areas. It breeds within the Presidio.

Frequency: This species is abundant all year.

Identifying Characteristics: The American Robin has a red breast and gray back. It also has a yellow bill.

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Did You Know?

United States Capitol Building

In 1872, there was a proposal in Congress for the Presidio to become a San Francisco city park. The Army reported that 800 acres were required for national defense, provided barracks be relocated. Despite Congressman Cole's attempts, however, the Presidio reservation remained intact.