The North American Amphibian Monitoring Program
(NAAMP) is an international effort coordinated by the U.S.
Geological Survey to track changes in frog populations over time.
This program is currently seeking volunteers to monitor routes
Before beginning as a NAAMP volunteer, you will
learn about the survey protocols and how to identify frogs and
toads by their calls. NAAMP volunteers monitor routes throughout
Florida-each route is 10-15 miles long and has 10 stops.
Florida has 3 sampling periods: January 25-March 7;
March 25-May 5; and June 1-July 12. Route surveys start at least 30
minutes after sunset and are completed by 1 a.m. At each stop,
volunteers listen for 5 minutes and record all of the frog species
heard and the calling index for each species. Volunteers also
record the time, air temperature, whether noise made it difficult
to hear, whether you could see the moon or not, and the number of
cars that passed.
How to sign up
For more information on any of these opportunities
or to sign up as a volunteer, Email the NAAMP state
American Amphibian Monitoring Program at the U.S. Geological