Want to help us better understand local frog populations and how we can all work to protect them?
The NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program collects information to ensure we have healthy forests for our unique animals and plants to live, now and into the future.
Frogs are vital - you can help!
Frogs play a vital role in the forest ecosystems, both as predators and prey. They provide an important indicator of forest health. Healthy frogs mean healthy forests!
The Australian Museum and Forestry Corporation of NSW want you to help us collect data from selected forest using the FrogID App. Data collected at these sites will provide information on how we can best protect the habitat and frog species.
We are interested in your data from the following forests particularly, however observations from all State forests are important.
- Coopernook State Forest
- Kerewong State Forest
- Mount Boss State Forest
- Olney State Forest
FrogID is a national citizen science project that is helping us learn more about Australia’s frog species. Learn more about the project.
Find out more about the NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program.
Littlejohn's Tree Frog in Olney State Forest
The University of Newcastle, in partnership with Forestry Corporation, have been working to establish more habitats to assist the Littlejohn's Tree Frog species. These habitats have been strategically placed throughout Olney State Forest to provide further breeding habitat.
We encourage forest users to learn more about this endangered species and report sightings where possible so the university can continue this important research.
How can I help monitor and protect frogs?
Help us monitor and contribute valuable data for the protection and conservation of our forest frogs. Record frog calls to see which species occur at this site over time.
1. Download the free FrogID app and register an account
2. Explore this trail and listen for frog calls Frogs mainly call at night
3. Record and submit frog calls using the FrogID app
Citizen scientists can access an online frog listening citizen science program called FrogFind.
There you will find acoustic data and training so you can learn to identify the frogs in the recordings by learning their calls.
FrogFind will launch a new program on Monday 20 March called the Great Frog Find Quiz. More than 5000 online citizen scientists have made more than 65 000 frog call classifications and organisers are 32% of the way through all acoustic data!
Help find out where and when our threatened frog species are calling, so we can all improve our management and protection of those precious habitats.