Our Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program for environmental water (WetMAP) is looking for help from citizen scientists to investigate how frogs respond to water for the environment and their preferred water regime and habitat. WetMAP is monitoring sites across Victoria, where water is being delivered to wetlands to improve the health of frogs, fish, vegetation and birds.

Our scientists are listening and looking for frogs along the edges of wetlands as well as searching for tadpoles. We’re also using automated recorders called AudioMoths which record frog calls that can be identified later.

We are seeking people to become frog citizen scientists and collaborators in northern Victoria. This will involve frog citizen scientists visiting wetlands and recording frog calls, using the Australian Museum’s FrogID app.

By working with citizen scientists, we will improve our scientific knowledge and increase awareness of the benefits of providing water for the environment. This will also increase connections between WetMAP, scientists and those interested in frogs.

This extension of our current WetMAP frog monitoring program is a collaboration between DELWP, Frogs Victoria, the University of Melbourne, the Australian Museum, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and North Central CMA.

For more information or to find out how to become involved, please contact:

Frog habitat surveyed by WetMAP

Peron's Tree Frog (Litoria peronii) (photo by Geoff Heard)

Surveying for frogs during WetMAP

lynette@frogsvic.org (Frog Citizen Science project lead, President of Frogs Victoria), pam.clunie@delwp.vic.gov.au (WetMAP communication), or
geoff.brown@delwp.vic.gov.au (WetMAP frog monitoring project leader)

A poster calling out for citizen scientists to participate is available for use:

Page last updated: 31/05/23