The free FrogSpotter mobile apps and the FrogWatch SA website are the powerhouse behind FrogWatch SA. They are designed to make it easy and fun to learn about South Australia’s frogs and to collect essential knowledge about them. By taking part in frog surveys, you can help us better understand the condition of the environments frogs are dependent on in South Australia.
You don’t have to be an expert to contribute. People of all ages, knowledge and background can take part. There are many ways to participate: as a FrogSpotter, as a group coordinator, or as a frog call identifier. We need information at all times of the year and across all of South Australia.
The best time to count frogs is when they are breeding. Although this is in winter and spring for most types of frogs, some frogs breed in summer and most desert frogs will breed only after a big rain, which can occur at any time of the year. The exact timing that is best for a species to breed can change from year to year and region to region because it is influenced by many environmental conditions such as temperature and rainfall. So we encourage you to get out FrogSpotting as often as possible and to cover as many parts of the state as you can.
If you do not have a GPS enabled smartphone or tablet (for example, wi-fi only iPads are not GPS enabled) you can still submit recordings via this website. You can download a copy of the offline datasheet here.