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 Mockingbird feeds on insects, earthworms, snails, and berries. It both perches and nests above ground level. This bird defends its breeding territories from mid-February to late September. The males can be heard singing loudly day or night in the spring and summer.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this bird is found in oak woodlands, forests of willow and eucalyptus, and ornamental areas. It breeds on the Presidio grounds.
Frequency: This species is common all year in the Presidio.
Identifying Characteristics: This bird has a grayish color that is darker above and lighter below. It can be noted for white patches on its wings and tail.
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.