Another season of amphibian spotting has come and almost gone. I saw my first newt on 3/21 and my last on 10/31(were they trick or treating?). This year my girlfriend and I kept a running tally of our encounters and have a grand total of 5362 newts counted in 2004. We did not keep a record of the other salamander species that we found, but there were lots of lungless types (northern two line, redback, dusky) and 1 yellow spotted.
It was a good season for caudates overall in New York, since the weather was cool and wet.