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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February 1st Marks the First Day of the 2014 FrogWatch USA Season!
Although much of the United States is currently experiencing a deep chill, we know that frogs and toads will be calling and breeding at the first hints of spring. We are grateful to know that volunteers across the country are eager to listen for these seasonal calls and to report their FrogWatch USA observations.
While you wait for the winter thaw, please enjoy exploring our nationwide data set! Anyone can try customizing one of our starter project maps or graphs or try their hand at creating one of their own. Current volunteers should review and update their account and site registration information. New volunteers can sign up and register their wetland site(s). Be sure to review the monitoring protocols and practice frog and toad call identification, too.
Thank you for your passion and dedication! We think this will be an exciting season.