The wood frog is classified as Secure in the current Status of Alberta Wildlife report, and is considered not to be at risk.
- Status of Alberta Wildlife
- Populations are healthy and widespread.
- Amphibian Monitoring in Alberta
The wood frog is being monitored under the Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program (AVAMP) and the Researching Amphibian
Numbers in Alberta (RANA) program.
Columbia spotted frog
although the spotted frog can have a faint mask, its belly is reddish, whereas the wood frog's belly is white.
Northern leopard frog
Sometimes the wood frog is confused with immature spotted or northern leopard frogs. The northern leopard frog can be easily
identified by its light-coloured dorsolateral folds and its large dark spots with a light-coloured ring around them.
Learn about Alberta’s amphibians, their biology and how to identify various species. Also learn about the global decline
of amphibian species, and efforts made to monitor and conserve them.
Find out about the common traits of frogs, and about the different frog species found in Alberta.
Posted: Mar 9, 2009