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: The Bushtit feeds on insects, spiders, and berries. It builds nests above the ground of delicate plant material and spider webs. The Bushtit is frequently found in small groups that chirp as they make their way through the forest and shrubs, seeking out open areas within the dense understory. Breeding season runs from February to early August.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this bird is found in forest and ornamental areas. This species breeds on the Presidio grounds.
Frequency: This species is common in the Presidio year round.
Identifying Characteristics: The Bushtit is a small bird with a pale underside, a gray back, brown cheeks, and a longish tail. It is gregarious.
Did You Know?
Thirteen plants found at the Presidio have been designated as rare, threatened, or endangered by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service and/or the California Native Plant Society.