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 Whimbrel moslty forages for invertebrates but may also eat some seeds, berries, and leaves. It breeds in the arctic.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in areas of tidal sand and rock.
Frequency: This species is common during the spring, winter, and fall seasons.
Identifying Characteristics: This large, mottled, light brown sandpiper has a long, downcurved beak and a prominently striped crown and eye line.
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.