Detection probabilities were relatively low for most groups, reaffirming that reptiles and amphibians are extremely secretive animals that are difficult to sample.
Active searches are, however, likely the best method for sampling non-anurans with minimal effort (i.e. traps do not have to be constructed, set, or checked for active searches).
Detection probabilities for anurans were similar between calling surveys and active searches, but calling surveys require much less time.
However, active searches may document particular life stages (i.e. tadpoles) that would go undetected during calling surveys alone, as well as allowing for observation of species that may not be calling during a given time of year.
Surveys conducted at different times of year will likely improve species coverage of active searches.