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 White-crowned Sparrow eats seeds as well as insects and plant parts. It forages on open ground adjacent to scrub cover. It nests above in shrubs above ground. It breeds from March to August. This species of bird is monogamous.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in areas of annual grassland, coastal and dune scrub, all forested areas, lawns, and among ornamentals. It breeds within the Presidio.
Frequency: This species is abundant throughout the year.
Identifying Characteristics: This bird has a striped black or brown and white crown and a gray throat.
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.