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Mountain Lake, San Francisco (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Mountain Lake, San Francisco

Map of Mountain Lake, San Francisco

Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)

Mountain Lake is a small natural lake found in the San Francisco Presidio. One side of the lake is next to a highway, but there are quieter areas of the lake as well. Some native plant restoration has taken place around the lake.


Species Recorded (31)

Birds ( 30 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Western Wood-Pewee - Contopus sordidulus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
California Scrub-Jay - Aphelocoma californica
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Steller's Jay - Cyanocitta stelleri

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Chestnut-backed Chickadee - Poecile rufescens

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Pygmy Nuthatch - Sitta pygmaea

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

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