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

    Presidio of San Francisco


Anna's Hummingbird

(Calypte anna)
Anna's Hummingbird
A male Anna's Hummingbird displays its red gorget near Baker Beach.
Will Elder, NPS

Natural History: Anna's Hummingbird feeds on nectar from a variety of flowering plants, small insects, and sap. It hovers and probes for nectar and gleans for insects. It takes cover in woodland and scrub habitats. It nests above ground in a variety of locations. It breeds from mid-December to mid-August.

General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in coastal scrub and all forest areas. It breeds within the Presidio.

Frequency: This species is common all year.

Identifying Characteristics: This hummingbird has a red throat. The males also have a red crown and the females are a dark green above.

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Did You Know?

Fort Point, once called

In 1882, the fort now known as Fort Point was given the name "Fort Winfield Scott", a name it retained for four years before being downgraded to a sub-post of the Presidio. In 1912, the name was reused for the new coast artillery post at the Presidio, today's Fort Scott.