Australia’s frogs need your help

From 6-15 November 2020, take part in FrogID Week, Australia’s biggest frog count!
Our frogs are under threat from habitat loss, disease and climate change. Taking part in FrogID Week will help provide our scientists with valuable data for the protection and conservation of frogs.
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Remember, every call counts!
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FrogID Week has finished for 2020.

FrogID project highlights

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Research findings

FrogID is a citizen-based science project aimed at establishing a nation-wide database of frog calls to document the true species diversity, distribution and breeding habitats of Australian frogs with high geographic coverage and spatial, temporal and taxonomic accuracy never before possible.
Monitoring frog distributions over time will help us understand how frogs and their ecosystems are responding to a changing planet. Our aim is for this valuable data to ultimately inform conservation prioritisation and land-use planning decisions in Australia.
Below you can find links to the research papers published by the FrogID team to date:
  • Rowley JJL, Callaghan CT (2020) The FrogID dataset: expert-validated occurrence records of Australia’s frogs collected by citizen scientists. ZooKeys. 912: 139-151.
  • Mitchell, B.A., Callaghan, C.T., Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). Continental-scale citizen science data reveal no changes in acoustic responses of a widespread tree frog to an urbanisation gradient. Journal of Urban Ecology. 6(1): juaa002.
  • Callaghan, C.T., Roberts, J.D., Poore, A.G.B., Alford, R.A., Cogger, H., Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). Citizen science data accurately predicts expert-derived species richness at a continental scale when sampling thresholds are met. Biodiversity and Conservation. 29:1323–1337.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Callaghan, C.T., Cutajar, T., Portway, C., Potter K., Mahony, S, Trembath, D.F., Flemons, P. & Woods, A. (2019). FrogID: Citizen scientists provide validated biodiversity data on frogs of Australia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 14(1): 155-170.

Top groups by number of verified frogs

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Top froggers by number of verified frogs

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Top froggers during FrogID Week

by number of verified frogs

FrogID Week 2020


FrogID Week Top Froggers 2020


Hey, Look!

We're excited to share "Bella" in 3D with you! He is our very own Augmented Reality (AR) frog: the Cape York Graceful Tree Frog (Litoria bella).
Back in 2016, our lead scientist Dr Jodi Rowley helped identify this frog as Australia’s 239th frog species. You can have fun with our AR frog by using our Instagram effects tab and don’t forget to tag @frogidaus in any image posts, we look forward to seeing the awesome places you’re using the FrogID app and Bella!

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