SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours

We are pleased to announce our 2019 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours: SAVE THE FROGS! Eastern Ecuador Ecotour March 10th to 17th, 2019 This brand new SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour will encompass the Amazon rainforest and the cloud forests of the Sumaco volcano, with an abundance of opportunities to find and photograph amphibians. SAVE THE FROGS! … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours

The 2019 SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour

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We invite you to join the 2019 SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour (June 27th to July 8th, 2019), which will encompass the rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes and an abundance of opportunities to find and photograph amphibians. Costa Rica has an incredible array of biodiversity, landscapes and ecosystems. Costa Rica is home to 208 known amphibian species, all within a very small geographical area. There are lots of frogs to be found, making Costa Rica a perfect place for a SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour.

Please complete the expression of interest form at the bottom of this page if you would would like to join the tour. If you have questions, please email us at contact@savethefrogs.com or call 415-878-6525 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

strawberry poison dart frog Oophaga pumilio

The tour was the best trip ever! A magical combination of smart, knowledgeable, warm, caring people and the most amazing wildlife, terrain, culture, and adventures. I would love to go again!
–Ann Sigafoos, Virginia

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Photos from the 2018 SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour

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The 2nd Annual SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour took place July 14th to 25th, 2018. Our group of 16 frog enthusiasts traveled across the country, visiting the jungles of Sarapiquí; the Arenal volcano; the beaches of the Pacific; the cloud forests of San Gerado de Dota; and many points in between!

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The Amphibians of the TAMU Soltis Center in Costa Rica

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In July 2017, I joined biologist Víctor Acosta Chaves, M.Sc. and his team for a survey of the amphibians and reptiles of the Texas A&M University’s Soltis Center for Research and Education (Soltis Center). The Center protects low to mid elevation rainforest (~500m above sea level) and connects with one of the largest pieces of protected land in Central America (Bosque Eterno de los Niños, the largest private reserve in Costa Rica). Situated on the Caribbean side of the continental divide east of Monteverde, the reserve receives a lot of rainfall and thus is perfect habitat for many amphibians. Over three days and nights we found at least 22 amphibian species! So as to assist future visitors to the TAMU Soltis Center in identifying the amphibians they encounter, I created this webpage. Enjoy the photos, and if you are fortunate enough to visit the Soltis Center, happy frogging!

Texas A&M Soltis Center costa rica
The Texas A&M University’s Soltis Center for Research and Education

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Photos from the 2017 Costa Rica Ecotour

Learn about our July 2018 SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour here.

The inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour took place July 14th to 25th, 2017. Our group of 21 frog enthusiasts traveled across the country, visiting the jungles of Tortuguero and Sarapiqui; the Arenal volcano; the cloud forests of Monteverde; the beaches of the Pacific; and many points in between! We had the pleasure to encounter at least 33 amphibian species along the way; as well as over 140 bird species; 40 mammal species; crocodiles, caimans, iguanas and other amazing wildlife. We had classes on frogs, bats, turtles and ants; morning birdwatching walks; tours of chocolate and coffee plantations; we learned from local guides, naturalists and biologists; ate Costa Rican cuisine; learned about the country’s history and experienced its culture.

Pura vida and enjoy the photos!

Save The Frogs Costa Rica Ecotour 2017

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