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 Hutton's Vireo eats insects and fruits. It nests in oak and pine woodlands where it builds in the forks of twigs.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in oak and willow areas, and in ornamentals.
Frequency: This species is common throughout the year at the Presidio and it nests here.
Identifying Characteristics: This is a small bird with an olive-gray above with a white ring around its eye and 2 pale bars across its wings. It can be distinguished from the similar Ruby-crowned Kinglet by its larger size, thicker bill, and by the lack of a dark area below the lower wing bar.
Did You Know?
In the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, nearly 250,000 people were left homeless. The Army responded quickly, establishing refugee camps on the Presidio and organizing relief efforts.