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 Marbled Godwit forages by pecking and probing for invertebrates. It often feeds at night. This loosely colonial bird is often found in small flocks. It breeds in the the mid-west of Canada and the United States.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in areas of tidal sand and rock.
Frequency: This species is abundant during the spring, winter, and fall seasons.
Identifying Characteristics: This large, mottled brown sandpiper has a long, slightly upturned beak that is darker near the tip.
Did You Know?
The modern-day Officers' Club was part of the original Spanish Presidio. In the front section of the building, excavations have uncovered adobe walls dating from the 1790's.