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 Orange-crowned Warbler feeds primarily on insects, but it will also eat a variety of plant parts. It nests on the ground in dense, brushy habitats. It breeds from mid-April to mid-July.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in dune and coastal scrub areas, all forested areas, and around ornamentals. It breeds within the Presidio.
Frequency: This species is common in the summer, spring, and fall; but it is uncommon in the winter.
Identifying Characteristics: The Orange-crowned Warbler has a dull olive-green upper and a yellow-green underside. Sometimes it is seen with a slight orange crown. It displays no color bars on its wings.
Did You Know?
In 1882, the fort now known as Fort Point was given the name "Fort Winfield Scott", a name it retained for four years before being downgraded to a sub-post of the Presidio. In 1912, the name was reused for the new coast artillery post at the Presidio, today's Fort Scott.