Birds of Iowa


Welcome to the Birds of Iowa website. This site contains photos and information about birds I have photographed in Iowa and other places. I have also added photos of amphibians, bats, flowers, fungi, mammals, salamanders, snails, snakes and turtles.

Frogs and Toads

This is a list of frog species found in Iowa. The data on the individual pages is found in the Iowa DNR publication "The Salamanders and Frogs of Iowa" which can be procured from the DNR. This data is reprinted with the permission of the Iowa DNR.



Rana pipens, Northern Leopard Frog

Rana blairi, Plains Leopard Frog

Rana utricularia, Southern Leopard Frog

Rana palustris, Pickerel Frog

Rana areolata, Crawfish Frog

Rana clamitans, Green Frog

Rana catesbeiana, Bullfrog


Hyla versicolor, Gray Tree Frog

Hyla chrysoscelis, Gray Tree Frog

Pseudacris crucifer, Spring Peeper

Pseudacris triseriata, Western Chorus Frog

Acris crepitans, Cricket Frog


Bufo americanus, American Toad

Bufo woodhousei, Woodhouse's Toad

Bufo cognatus, Great Plains Toad


Scaphiopus bombifrons, Plains Spadefoot