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 Surfbird sustains itself by feeding on marine invertebrates. It roosts away from high tide. It breeds in alpine tundra habitats.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in rocky tidal areas.
Frequency: This species is common during the fall, winter, and spring seasons.
Identifying Characteristics: The Surfbird is a dark-gray shorebird that has a broad black band on a white tail.
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.