Amphibian Identification Guides

We have developed a series of identification guides focused on the amphibians known to occur Whatcom County.  The two-page guide to amphibian egg masses and the one page picture guide to adult and juvenile frogs are designed for field use.  Click on the files below to access:


WCAMP Egg Mass Field Guide

WCAMP Amphibian guide- part 1

WCAMP Amphibian guide- part 2

WCAMP Adult Juvenile Frog guide


The following books provide excellent information about our amphibian species. Note that a number are out of print, but can still be found on eBay and Amazon.

  • Corkran, C. C. & C. Thoms. Amphibians of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
  • Leonard, W. P., R. M. Storm, H. A. Brown, L. L. C. Jones, K. R. McAllister. Amphibians of Washington and Oregon.
  • Nussbaum, R. A., E. D. Brodie, and R. M. Storm. 1983. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Pacific Northwest. Stebbins, R. C. Western Reptiles and Amphibians. Houghton Mifflin Publishing.



For more information, the following files are excellent identification guides from a range of different sources. Click on the files below to access:

A Guide to Amphibians Frogs, Toads, Salamanders

Eggmass ID sheet

Amphibian Egg Mass Identification Book

Salamander Identification Key

Frogs and Toads of Vancouver Island

WCAMP Presentation Part 1

WCAMP Presentation Part 2