Croaks, whistles, bleats and barks - every frog species makes a different sound! Frogs are a sign of a healthy environment and Australia has over 240 known species of frog, almost all of which are found nowhere else in the world. Some species are flourishing, like the Striped Marsh Frog. But others have declined dramatically since the 1980s, and four have become extinct.
By recording a frog call with FrogID mobile app, you can discover which frogs live around Australia and submit them to Australia's first national frog count! To participate, download the app for iOS or Android and record the frog calls you hear in the field. Check back later to find your frog calls identified by the Australian Musuem and Audio DNA experts.
With the data obtained through FrogID scientists are able to track the Cane Toad and identify where frogs are thriving and where they aren’t. And by matching calls to weather and habitat, we are learning more about how different frog species are responding to a changing environment. This information could be crucial in saving Australia’s frogs.