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Ecuador poison frog

Ameerega bilinguis


These amphibians are often called "dart frogs" due to the Amerindians' indigenous use of their toxic secretions to poison the tips of blowdarts.


Yasuni National Park

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bayucca 10 years ago
Ecuador Poison Frog
Ameerega bilinguis

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67 Comments (1–25)

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 4 years ago

I found one in that area, which was fantastic for many frogs. By far the best trip I have ever been on for seeing frogs which are not the main target of my trips. I have seen many more individual frogs in Costa Rica but far fewer species.

KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you all for your kind comments! I'm hopeful we will find more poison dart frogs on our Costa Rican adventure - so far we have only seen a single blue jeans frog but it evaded my attempts to photograph it!

Bill, we did get to visit a few of the locals in their homes in Yasuni - the way of life is very primitive but as you say, they seem to thrive & it is good to see that they are able to maintain their traditional way of life & culture.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Congratulations on a stellar spotting of the day, Karen! Thank you not only for sharing your lovely finds, but also for everything you do to benefit the Project Noah community! Happy New Year, and I wish you many more adventures in 2014!

MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Congratulations Karen on your SOTD

Tiz 9 years ago

Congratulations Karen! Nice to put the spotlight on this little gem! Very beautiful find!

williefromwi 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting and information too. When I was in Ecuador in 2006, I had the honor and privilege to live in a very remote village of 70 people. The men of that village still used blowguns with poison tipped darts to take the monkeys and birds that they needed to sustain themselves and their families. Although these people lived without electricity or running water, they really lacked nothing, and were not only surviving but thriving in an environment that most would find difficult to deal with.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Congratulations! WOW!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

You certainly deserved, Karen. Not just for this, but also for so many other wonderful spottings you shared with us. Congrats again.

KarenL 9 years ago

Wow! What an amazing surprise to kick off 2014! Thank you all for your kind comments & happy New Year to all my fabulous nature loving friends at Project Noah!

Karen ,iam happy :-)
Beautiful series,amazing frog,i allways feel surprised with you people handling these poison guy's :-) but from what Juan said it's safe if maked in a gentle way,very cool spotting,congrats on the well deserved last SOTD of the year and thanks for sharing your awesome wildlife encounters with us all.

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Congratulations Karen on your SOTD. Magic spotting :)

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Congratulations Karen for SOTD with this gorgeous Dart Frog, Love that belly!

staccyh 9 years ago

Beautiful froggie, congrats on sotd!

Congratulations on the SOTD, Great series, KarenL.

JillBlack 9 years ago

Nice series congratulations on SOTD

gatorfellows 9 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD, well deserved :)

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Great spot to celebrate the new year's SOTD! Congrats Karen.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Congratulations, Karen! Finally a SOTD... ;-)

Congratulations on an outstanding SotD Karen !

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Fitting spotting for a perfect Noah year! Congrats Karen!

Tom15 9 years ago

Congrats Karen on a great spotting, and a nice way to end the year!

MarcTe 9 years ago

amazing shot Karen!!! congrats on SOTD and I hope to see more great photos from you

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

Congratulations Karen.... on this beauty....

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Congratulations, Karen ! - fantastic spotting!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD!

Spotted by

Alejandro Labaka, Orellana, Ecuador

Spotted on Dec 7, 2012
Submitted on Dec 14, 2012

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