New Jersey Salamander Big Year - 2010
I attempted to see all of New Jersey's salamanders in one calendar year. There are 16 species of salamanders in New Jersey; I considered Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus) to be impossible, as it is known from only two certain records from the state. I finished the year with 13 species, missing Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus) and Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum). I saw a total of 749 individual salamanders over the course of the year.
My rules for including salamanders in my official Big year count.
Date first seen
Number of Individuals Seen in 2010
Northern Dusky Salamander
201 redback, 75 leadback