Our Australian frogs need your help. More than 240 frog species are under threat from climate change, bushfires, floods, habitat loss and disease. You can help save them by taking part in the fourth annual FrogID Week, held on the 12th – 21st of November 2021.
The Australian Museum’s FrogID citizen science project allows everyone to play an important role in understanding and monitoring Australia’s frogs. In less than four years, more than 460,000 records of 205 different frog species have been verified and made available to scientists, land managers and the public thanks to tens of thousands of Australians participating in FrogID.
How does FrogID work?
Every species of frog makes a unique call – it’s their way of attracting a mate. To mate, most frogs need water. If there is water, there are usually frogs calling. You simply use the FrogID app to record a frog call and submit it using your mobile device. Every audio recording submitted is identified by a species expert at the Australian Museum.
How to take part in FrogID Week:
To be involved in FrogID Week, download the free FrogID app and record frog calls from your backyards, dams, and bushland, as often as you can during the period 12th – 21st of November and beyond.
It’s important to clean and disinfect footwear between habitats, to avoid spreading frog germs. You never know – you might help discover the next Australian frog species.
There’s also a competition for the “Top Frogger.” Record and submit the most frog calls during FrogID Week and you could win a prize pack from Vegepod and Australian Geographic. More information: www.frogid.net.au/frog-id-week