• Visitors hike along the base of the Gila Cliff Dwellings.

    Gila Cliff Dwellings

    National Monument New Mexico

Amphibians

A photo of a bullfrog in the reeds of the Middle Fork River

Bullfrog quietly watching, Middle Fork.

NPS Photo by Barry Nielsen

Amphibians found in the Gila National Forest include:
Tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)
New Mexico spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus multiplicatus)
Woodhouse's toad (Bufo woodhousii)
Southwestern toad (Bufo microscaphus)
Red-spotted Toad (Bufo punctatus)
Western Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata)
Mountain treefrog (Hyla eximia)
Canyon treefrog (Hyla arenicolor)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Rana chiricahuensis)
Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)

Checklist for Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals

Did You Know?

Montezuma Quail

When afraid, Montezuma Quail simply freeze in place. This defense mechanism works against them when they encounter modern vehicles and freeze in place in the middle of the road. Montezuma Quail can be seen at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and surrounding Gila Wilderness.