From croaks and barks, to whistles and bleats, every frog species makes a unique sound. Using the free FrogID app, you can identify which frogs call your backyard home and help us count Australia’s frogs.
FrogID Week is our annual snapshot of Australian frog species. Each year, citizen scientists take part by recording frog calls with FrogID and help measure the health and distribution of frogs across Australia.
In 2020, together we recorded over 10,500 frog calls and with your help in 2021, we can create a bigger and better picture of these important native amphibians.
Join our growing team of citizen scientists this FrogID Week and take part in Australia’s biggest frog count.
Above image: Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea) © Australian Museum
Why frogs count
Australia’s frogs are calling for help. They are under threat from habitat loss, disease and climate change. Frogs are an essential part of Australia’s delicate and diverse ecosystems. Frog health, behaviour and population numbers help our scientists understand if biodiversity is at risk.
Help keep Australia’s frogs safe
Our scientists can match FrogID call submissions to weather and habitat, learning more about how different frog species are responding to a changing environment, but we need your help!
This FrogID Week, we are asking you to uncover which frogs live in your backyards, local parks and bushlands using the free FrogID app. By recording a frog call, you can discover which frogs live around you and help count frogs across the country.
Get the whole family involved
Frog fans of all ages can take part in FrogID Week and experience this unique learning opportunity at home. With some adult supervision, even our littlest scientists can get involved and uncover the world of frogs at their fingertips. Learn about Australia’s native frog species and discover the importance of conservation and citizen science through the free and easy to use app.
Learn how you can protect Australia's frogs
Top Frogger competition
Start recording for your chance to win!
Submit the most verified frog submissions during FrogID Week (12-21 November) to become our Top Frogger.
The 2021 FrogID Week Top Frogger will be the lucky recipient of a prize pack valued at over $1100, thanks to our friends at Vegepod and Australian Geographic (AG).
The prize pack includes:
- 1 x large Vegepod, 1 x large Vegepod stand, 2 x 50 litre bags of Vegepod Perlite-Plus, 1 x spring/summer organic seed pack, 1 x autumn/winter organic seed pack.
- 1 x Australian Frogs Poster by AG and 1 x A complete guide to Frogs of Australia book by AG.
Record frog calls and win!
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Donate and help
FrogID is the AM’s flagship citizen science project that is improving our understanding of Australia’s unique frog species.
Please donate to FrogID to support essential frog research and conservation.