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 Long-billed Curlew mostly forages for invertebrates but may also eat toads, and eggs and nestlings of other birds as well as some berries. It breeds in the interior west.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in areas of tidal sand and rock and by saltwater bays.
Frequency: This species is not found at the Presidio in the summer and is uncommon during the spring, winter, and fall seasons.
Identifying Characteristics: This very large, mottled, brown sandpiper has a long, strongly downcurved beak and lacks the strongly striped crown of the Whimbrel.
Did You Know?
In 1915, a tragic fire at the Presidio claimed the lives of General Pershing’s wife and his three daughters. Pershing's son, Francis Warren, survived the blaze and chose to enlist in the army as a private during World War II. By the end of the war he had achieved the rank of major.