Get involved in the Frog Census, a community frog monitoring program. The data collected through the program is used to help manage Melbourne's frog populations and raise awareness of waterway health issues.
Being a frog monitor is easy and fun to do, you don’t need to be a frog expert. To start volunteering for the Frog Census just download the free app for Apple or Android. You can record frog calls at any river, creek, wetland or any other type of waterway.
If you can't download the app, you can use a recording device and fill out the datasheet below:
Submit your frog call
You can submit frog call recordings to us all year round, or as part of our specific data collection programs in April, August, October and November. If you use the app, your recording will be automatically uploaded once you hit 'submit'.
Otherwise, send your recording and datasheet to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then identify the species of frogs you have recorded using a professional ecologist.
How we use the data
The data will inform planning and decision making on our waterway health and will be added to the CSIRO's Atlas of Living Australia and Victorian Biodiversity Atlas to share biodiversity knowledge about endangered species.
Create frog habitat
Habitat loss is a key threat to frog populations across greater Melbourne. You can take action in your own backyard, school or community garden by creating frog friendly habitat.
Frog ponds and frog friendly gardens can provide increased living space for your local frogs and help link up disconnected populations. Find out how to create frog ponds and frog friendly habitat by downloading our brochure.
Learn more about frogs
If you're interested in learning more about frogs in your local area and would like to get involved in the Frog Census, check out our What's On page to see what events are coming up near you. There's no cost to attend but registration is essential.
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