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Hello FrogLovers! Interested in joining the team in eavesdropping on our local frogs?? October is FrogCensus month and FrogWatch needs trained
volunteers to help with the survey efforts. Come along and learn how, where and when to monitor frogs and be part of this long-term citizen science program. 

Come to one of our training events: either Thursday 22nd September or Monday 26th September 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Jerrabomberra Wetlands Centre, Dairy Road, Children (<16yrs) free, adults (17+) $5; 
Find out more and register here    Booked out? Simply send an email to frogwatch@ginninderralandcare.org.au and we will run additional training.

When you have received your training, you can adopt FW sites for the October census, using the  booking sheet below. Remember- each site needs to be monitored at least twice during October!

Here is the Census BOOKINGSHEET (please read carefully before using the sheet!)

A) the booking sheet has several tabs to help you finding what you are looking for

TAB 1    FW sites in alphabetical orderplease 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 an email to frogwatch@ginninderralandcare.org.au with your name and your chosen site code(s).

The Sites Nearby column will help you locating FW sites that can easily get monitored together, in case you want to visit several sites in a night.

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)

TAB 4, 5, 6 are for Cooma, remote and private sites that have dedicated volunteers attached to them (see below)

B) The site codes are hyperlinked- clicking on them 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 try to make it possible.

Using the Booking sheet helps ensure that all FrogWatch sites 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 

The FrogCensus Handbook contains all the information you need to participate in the annual Census. Hard copies are available at our training events, or on request from the FrogWatch Coordinator.

Want to brush up on your identification skills??

Follow this link to come to our frog ID practice page, where you can learn to id single frog species and whole choruses!!