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Presidio - El Polin Spring, San Francisco (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Presidio - El Polin Spring, San Francisco

Map of Presidio - El Polin Spring, San Francisco

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) American Robin (Turdus migratorius) Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) - Female Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

The spring is one of the few natural fresh water sources in San Francisco, and many birds are attracted to drink and bathe.


San Francisco 2007



Previous Visit (Glen Canyon Park: 5/26/2007)
Next Visit (Giants Park: 6/9/2007)

Species Recorded (39)

Birds ( 39 )

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Wood Duck - Aix sponsa

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

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius

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

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus
Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Contopus cooperi
Willow Flycatcher - Empidonax traillii
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
Western Kingbird - Tyrannus verticalis

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 )
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis
Pygmy Nuthatch - Sitta pygmaea

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Pacific Wren - Troglodytes pacificus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia
Townsend's Warbler - Setophaga townsendi

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
California Towhee - Melozone crissalis
Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca
Brewer's Sparrow - Spizella breweri
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus
Pine Siskin - Spinus pinus
Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis


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