• Mist rising of the river at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Rising River Waters Can Kill!

    Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »

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    With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »

Fowlers Toad

Bufo fowleri

Fowler's Toad

NPS Photo

Family: Bufonidae

Bufo fowleri

Fowler's Toad

Size: 5.1 to 10 cm long (2" to 4")

General Description: Typically gray-brown in color with a light stripe down the middle of the back. Three or more rusty colored warts in each of largest brown blotches along the back. Chest and belly generally not spotted. Parotoid glad touch cranial ridge behind eye. No greatly enlarged warts on tibia.

Similar Species: Potentially hybridizes with both B. americanus and B. terrestris.

Reproduction: Breeds early spring to mid-August.

Habitat: Uses sandy areas near water sources; ditches, temporary pools, marshes, rivers, lakes, etc.

Behavior: Primarily nocturnal.

Voice: Call is a short and unmusical bleat or nasal sounding 'w-a-a-a-h', not lasting more than 4 seconds. Hybridized males may have calls intermediate to parent species calls and therefore may be difficult or impossible to identify.

Did You Know?

Rock overhang at Island Ford - Photo by Matt Harr

Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.