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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There are no scheduled events.
FrogWatch USA observations are collected from 1 February through 31 August(*) of each year.
- Current volunteers should ensure data from the 2014 season are entered and continue practicing frog call identification during the off season. Refreshers are available at www.aza.org/current-frogwatch-volunteers.
- Prospective volunteers should visit www.aza.org/become-a-frogwatch-volunteer to learn how to participate and to locate a training opportunity.
Data are available in real-time and you are encouraged to explore the data using maps and graphs. Tutorial videos are available in the Help section and you can email (email@example.com) any time you need assistance.
Thank you for a terrific 2014 season and for your dedication to the program! Keep visiting FrogWatch-FieldScope and the FrogWatch USA Homepage for updates during the off season. You can also stay connected to FrogWatch USA on Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr.
(*) Note: Volunteers in the arid southwestern region (e.g., Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, and Eastern California) may continue monitoring through mid-September and the monsoon season.