Salamander backgroud Mark Urban

Amphibian Tracker

With the help of researchers and citizen scientists throughout the eastern United States, we track the annual migration of spotted salamanders, wood frogs, and spring peepers to their breeding ponds. We ask folks who see these amphibians in their community to share their observations with us via email or through the form below. The data we collect is uploaded to a Google map and color-coded by date to show overall trends in the timing of migration, and allows us to examine what environmental factors might trigger migration events - for example, temperature and precipitation.

2022 Amphibian Tracker

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January 2022

Our first report of Spotted Salamanders moving to the ponds this breeding season has come in from MS in December 2021, with Spring Peepers calling in Central Lousiana harkening the beginning of the amphibian breeding season.

February 2022

Wood Frog and Spotted Salamander breeding activity is increasing in the southern regions of the US after a couple of winter storms. After warming back up, Spotted Salamander eggs have been spotted and Wood Frogs and Spring Peepers were calling in North and South Carolina and mid-Atlantic states.

March 2022

Wood Frog and Spotted Salamander breeding activity is picking up in the lower midwest and mid-Atlantic states. Very early year for Wood Frogs in central Connecticut!