It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of all training seminars for the 2021 FrogCensus! Such a shame – as this year marks the 20th FrogCensus!!
Covid restrictions permitting we would like to encourage all trained FrogWatchers to survey their usual sites (pls let Anke Maria know) on mild and still October nights.
I will miss you all a lot this October! Looking forward to a huuuuuuge get together for a belated FrogWatch anniversary party in autumn!
Find a link to the Field data sheet further below!
Here is the Census BOOKINGSHEET (please read below!!)
A) the booking sheet has 3 tabs-
TAB 1 FW sites in alphabetical order– please enter your and your buddy(s) name into this list- to do this click on OPEN IN GOOGLE SHEETS (ON TOP OF SHEET- only works if you are signed in to your google account) before you enter the names- If you are unable to enter your name please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the site code(s) that you would like to monitor.
Sites Nearby – in the column next to the site code – assist you in finding FW sites in close proximity, in case you want to monitor several sites.
TAB 2 FW sites sorted by suburbs/park – will assist you in finding sites near your suburb/your area of interest
TAB 3 FW sites sorted by area – will assist you in finding sites in your region (e.g. Belconnen, West Belconnen, Inner North, Woden etc)
B) you can click onto the site code (hyperlink) and it will take you to the Canberra Nature Map and to the site page of your chosen site- find previous surveys and more information about the exact location, site access using the tabs [ field guide | sightings | surveys ]
C) Private sites can only be accessed by the owner of that property, so please respect this.
D) Remote sites are generally done by the FrogWatch team as they require late night driving or even overnight camping. If you are interested in assisting with remote surveys, send us an email and we will make it possible.
Using the Booking sheet helps ensure that all FrogWatch sites will get monitored each year. In case you have signed up to monitor a site and can no longer do the required minimum of two surveys during October, you need to inform the FrogWatch team immediately, so that alternative arrangements can be put into place.
Want to enter survey data/need information on chosen site(s)??
Use the FrogWatch DATA PORTAL– for site information and data entry – click here or copy https://frogwatch-act.naturemapr.org/
(Please let me know if there are any issues with the webpage).
Follow this link to get some tips on how to navigate through the Frogwatch data portal
To take to the field with you
Frogwatch Census Kit (old version only)
The National Water Week Community FrogWatch Kit contains all the information you need to participate in the annual Census. Hard copies of the FrogWatch Census Kit will be available at our training events, or on request to the FrogWatch Coordinator. Please note that the links below take you to an older version of the Census Kit. Most information is still valid but we do use a different method for the online data entry now, have extended the survey period to all of October, and utilise a different field data sheet (see above)!! Find updated contact details here
Ask the Frogwatch Coordinator for the latest edition. Alternatively, you can download the whole Frogwatch Census Kit 2008_PDF (11.3 MB) or just some parts of it:
- About Frogwatch, including the Frogwatch Monitoring Strategy (1.1 MB)
- Frog Species of the ACT and Region (2.8 MB)
- FrogWatch Monitoring (1.3 MB)
Want to brush up on your identification skills??