• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Townsend's Warbler

(Dendroica townsendi)
 
Townsend's Warbler
A Townsend's Warbler looks for insects in a Monterey cypress.
Will Elder, NPS
 

Natural History: The Townsend's Warbler generally feeds on insects and spiders. It breeds in the Pacific Northwest. Its preference for habitat is that of mature forest stands.

General Distribution: In the Presidio, this bird is found in all forests and in ornamental plant areas.

Frequency: This species is common in the spring, fall, and winter seasons.

Identifying Characteristics: This bird's identifying characteristics are a black and yellow head with a black crown, cheek patch, and throat. It has a yellow underside and striped sides.

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Did You Know?

The 6th Army Band during Alpert's service.

Herb Alpert, Grammy Award-winning bandleader of the Tijuana Brass, played in the 6th Army Band at the Presidio during the 1950's. Alpert later claimed the structure and discipline of the Army helped him with his music.