Welcome to FrogWatch USA

FrogWatch USA™ is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that invites individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting data on the calls of local frogs and toads. AZA’s FrogWatch USA comprises a national network of skilled coordinators and volunteers that form a community with the common goal of providing large scale, long-term data on frogs and toads in the United States. FrogWatch-FieldScope allows participants to enter and review their data, as well as explore maps and graphs. Use FrogWatch-FieldScope to examine species distribution, timing of calls, and other data geographically and over time and see what you can discover!

If you are new to FrogWatch USA and would like to learn more about volunteering, or are part of an institution or organization interested in starting a chapter, please visit our homepage at www.frogwatch.org.

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20 Years of FrogWatch USA

2018 is a milestone year for FrogWatch USA - this is our 20th year of data collection! To celebrate this special anniversary, we want to increase participation by 20% over the level we saw in 2017. This means that by the end of the February 1 - August 31 season we hope to see 500 volunteers that have logged 13,800 species observations at 1,100 sites across 8,000 monitoring visits. We are confident that we can reach this goal with your participation.

  • Prospective volunteers should visit https://www.aza.org/become-a-frogwatch-volunteer to learn how to participate and find a local chapter. View the FrogWatch USA volunteer training schedule to find upcoming in-person training opportunities by state.

  • Current volunteers should review monitoring and data submission protocols and continue practicing frog call identification. Refreshers are available at https://www.aza.org/current-frogwatch-volunteers.

  • Anyone can explore the data! Data are available in real-time and date back to the beginning of the FrogWatch USA program in 1998. You are encouraged to explore this robust data set using maps and graphs. Tutorials and handouts are available on the FrogWatch USA volunteer website or you can view tutorial videos in the FrogWatch-FieldScope Help section. Email (frogwatch@aza.org) any time you need additional assistance.

Thank you for your interest in FrogWatch USA! Keep visiting FrogWatch-FieldScope and the FrogWatch USA homepage for updates and project news. You can also stay connected to FrogWatch USA on Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and SoundCloud.