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 Rock Dove is an introduced species. It is also commonly known as the domestic pigeon. This bird eats waste, scraps, and seeds. It breeds from March to September.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in Eucalyptus Forests, on buildings, lawns, and roads. It breeds in the Presidio.
Frequency: This species is common all year.
Identifying Characteristics: The Rock Dove is gray with a white rump, two black bands on the secondary feathers, and a dark band on its tail.
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.