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.

2021 Amphibian Tracker

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January 2021

Our first report of Spotted Salamander egg masses this season has come in from Clinton, MS, the first week of 2021, and Spring Peepers are calling in Central Lousiana harkening the beginning of the amphibian breeding season.