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Frog Watching

Costa Rica Frog Watching

In Costa Rica you can find different frog species including: poison-dart frog (Dendrobatis granuliferus), gaudy leaf frog (Agalychinis callidryas), glass frog (Centrolenella spp.), red and blue poison-dart frog (Dendrbates pumilio).

The best places to find them are:
  • Caribbean coast: La Selva Biological Station
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Guanacaste: Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • Santa Rosa National Park
  • Mid-Pacific: Carara National Park
  • Southern Pacific: Corcovado National Park
Virtually anytime of day is a good time to find frogs, but sighting them is often easier during early dawn hours and at dusk when the temperature decreases. The rainy season (May to October) usually brings out the small residents for egg-laying and fertilization.

How to find them?
The “g” word – guide. They know the frogs’ favorite hiding-holes and have uncanny ability for spotting them despite their small size. If you are on your own, watch for moist leaf litter, decomposing trees, and large-leafed plants, such as, poor man’s umbrella and philodendrons. Areas around streams, lakes and marshes also tend to have large populations.

If you find them, walk quietly; sudden noises will make the frogs freeze thus making them more difficult to spot.
 

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