FrogID citizen scientists are putting frogs on the map

From suburban Sydney to the most remote parts of the country, FrogID citizen scientists are helping to better understand Aussie frogs.

Map of submissions to FrogID

Map of frog calls submitted from across Australia as part FrogID

In just three months, more than 10,000 Australians across the country have joined FrogID, to record the calls of their local frogs. In total, over 13,000 recordings have been submitted, putting more than 15,000 records of native frog species on the map. But why is this so important?

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40 days of FrogID

Citizen scientists hop to the challenge of saving frogs!

Australia’s first national frog count has only just begun but already it’s made leaps and bounds in helping to conserve some of our most threatened animals.

The national citizen science project FrogID was launched only 40 days ago. But in that time, we’ve had a remarkable number of submissions from across Australia!

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A cricket or a frog?

Can you tell the difference between a cricket or a frog? Sometimes it's easy to mix them up.

Why do frogs call?

What drives a frog or toad to spend the night croaking?

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Graceful Tree Frog | Photographer: Jodi Rowley © Australian Museum

We all know that frogs croak (or ribbit, chirp or hoot), but why? What drives frogs to call throughout the night from your backyard pond or local creek? The biggest clue is that in almost all frog species, only males call. In fact, that noise you hear in your backyard pond, local creek or dam is a sweet serenade- male frogs calling to attract female frogs. Because every species has a different sounding call, you can identify frog species just by listening.

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What is FrogID?

Australia has over 240 known species of frog, almost all of which are found nowhere else in the world. Some species are flourishing, like the Striped Marsh Frog. But others have declined dramatically since the 1980s, and four have become extinct.

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FrogID Is Almost Here!

FrogID is almost here and we are so excited to get you all involved in helping record Australian Frogs!