MAAMP

Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program

 

The Amphibian Foundation has proudly developed and initiated a city-wide program to monitor our urban amphibian communities. This program is supported through partnerships, donations and trained 'citizen scientists'. Members are trained through the online training program (maamp.us) and through MAAMP workshops offered throughout the year at Kavarna Cafe (Decatur) and other locations in and around Atlanta. For questions, please visit the MAAMP website or contact the coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Urban Habitat Surveys

Urban Habitat Surveys

Almost 40 sites are surveyed in and around the 285 perimeter. These sites are surveyed monthly, 30+ minutes after sunset with a 5 minute sonic survey followed by a 55 minute visual survey.

MAAMP site

Frog Surveys

Frog Surveys

Frogs can be surveyed via visual detections and sonic surveys. Participants are trained to identify frogs by sight and sound.

MAAMP site

Data Collection

Data Collection

For standardization of data, sites are sampled by the same volunteer every month. The data collected is submitted to the MAAMP Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

MAAMP site

Salamander Surveys

Salamander Surveys

Salamanders can be identified visually in their adult, larval and egg forms. Atlanta has an incredible diversity of salamanders with 14 species, but many of them are either difficult to find or haven't been seen in many years.

MAAMP site

Site Selection

Site Selection

Survey sites are selected based on several criteria. 1) Sites identified through projects and restoration grants, 2) Sites requested for survey by park managers and 3) Sites identified as occupied by amphibians.

MAAMP site

Citizen Science

Citizen Science

The MAAMP relies on volunteers trained as 'citizen scientists' to monitor and identify amphibian communities in our urban neighborhoods. There are no age requirements for participation, but most surveys occur after dark.

MAAMP site

 

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Over the years, we have had the good fortune to work with a lot of beautiful, rare and fascinating species. Below are some of our captive breeding successes.

Ex situ | Captive Breeding Successes!

Tinging Poison Frog - Azureus Phase

Tinging Poison Frog - Azureus Phase

Dendrobates tinctorius
Fringed Leaf Frog

Fringed Leaf Frog

Cruziohyla craspedopus
Fringed Leaf Frog

Fringed Leaf Frog

Cruziohyla craspedopus
Crowned Tree Frog

Crowned Tree Frog

Anotheca spinosa
Suriname Cobalt

Suriname Cobalt

Dendrobates tinctorius
White-spotted Glass Frog

White-spotted Glass Frog

Sachatamia albomaculata
Lemur Leaf Frog

Lemur Leaf Frog

Agalychnis lemur
Pratt's Rocket Frog

Pratt's Rocket Frog

Colostethus pratti
Golden Poison Frog

Golden Poison Frog

Phyllobates terribilis
Slope-snouted Glass Frog

Slope-snouted Glass Frog

Cochranella euknemos
Blue-sided Leaf Frog

Blue-sided Leaf Frog

Agalychnis annae
Tinging Poison Frog  - Powder Blue Phase

Tinging Poison Frog - Powder Blue Phase

Dendrobates tinctorius
Red-eyed Leaf Frog

Red-eyed Leaf Frog

Agalychnis callidryas
Granular Glass Frog

Granular Glass Frog

Cochranella granulosa
Blue-sided Leaf Frog

Blue-sided Leaf Frog

Agalychnis annae
Golden Poison Frog - Mint Phase

Golden Poison Frog - Mint Phase

Phyllobates terribilis
Tinging Poison Frog - Green Sipaliwini Phase

Tinging Poison Frog - Green Sipaliwini Phase

Dendrobates tinctorius
Phantasmal Poison Frog - Morispunga Phase

Phantasmal Poison Frog - Morispunga Phase

Epipedobates tricolor
Lemur Leaf Frog - Panama Phase

Lemur Leaf Frog - Panama Phase

Agalychnis lemur
Green and Black Poison Frog - Costa Rica Phase

Green and Black Poison Frog - Costa Rica Phase

Dendrobates auratus
Tinging Poison Frog - Azureus Phase

Tinging Poison Frog - Azureus Phase

Dendrobates tinctorius
Various Poison Frog Tadpoles

Various Poison Frog Tadpoles

Dendrobatidae
Tinging Poison Frog - Giant Orange Phase

Tinging Poison Frog - Giant Orange Phase

Dendrobates tinctorius
Anthony's Poison Frog - Highland Phase

Anthony's Poison Frog - Highland Phase

Epipedobates anthonyi
Firebelly Toad

Firebelly Toad

Bombina orientalis
Green and Black Poison Frog - Hawaii Phase

Green and Black Poison Frog - Hawaii Phase

Dendrobates auratus
Fringed Leaf Froglet

Fringed Leaf Froglet

Cruziohyla craspedopus
Tinging Poison Frog - Alanis Phase

Tinging Poison Frog - Alanis Phase

Dendrobates tinctorius
Bumble Bee Poison Frog

Bumble Bee Poison Frog

Dendrobates leucomelas
Fringed Leaf Frog

Fringed Leaf Frog

Cruziohyla craspedopus
Reticulated Poison Frog

Reticulated Poison Frog

Ranitomeya ventrimaculata
Tinging Poison Frog - Blue Sipaliwini

Tinging Poison Frog - Blue Sipaliwini

Dendrobates tinctorius
Yellow-striped Poison Frog

Yellow-striped Poison Frog

Dendrobates truncatus
Coqui

Coqui

Eleutherodactylus coqui
Black-legged Poison Frog

Black-legged Poison Frog

Phyllobates bicolor
Spotted Salamander

Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
Evergreen Spiny Toad

Evergreen Spiny Toad

Incilius coniferus
Red-eyed Leaf Frog - Bijagual Phase

Red-eyed Leaf Frog - Bijagual Phase

Agalychnis callidryas
Gaige's Rain Frog

Gaige's Rain Frog

Pristimantis gaigei
Lemur Leaf Frog - Costa Rica Phase

Lemur Leaf Frog - Costa Rica Phase

Agalychnis lemur
Granular Glass Frog

Granular Glass Frog

Cochranella granulosa
Tinging Poison Frog - Patricia Phase

Tinging Poison Frog - Patricia Phase

Dendrobates tinctorius
Red-eyed Leaf Frog - Bijagual Phase

Red-eyed Leaf Frog - Bijagual Phase

Agalychnis callidryas
Coqui

Coqui

Eleutherodactylus coqui
Pratt's Rocket Frog

Pratt's Rocket Frog

Colostethus pratti
Greenhouse Frog

Greenhouse Frog

Eleutherodactylus planirostis
Red-eyed Leaf Frogs

Red-eyed Leaf Frogs

Agalychnis callidryas
White-spotted Glass Frog

White-spotted Glass Frog

Sachatamis albomaculata
Axolotls

Axolotls

Ambystoma mexicanum
Evergreen Spiny Toads

Evergreen Spiny Toads

Incilius coniferus
Granular Glass Frog

Granular Glass Frog

Cochranella granulosa
Coquis

Coquis

Eleutherodactylus coqui
Tinging Poison Frog - Weygoldt Phase

Tinging Poison Frog - Weygoldt Phase

Dendrobates tinctorius
Crowned Tree Frogs

Crowned Tree Frogs

Anotheca spinosa
Evergreen Spiny Toads

Evergreen Spiny Toads

Incilius coniferus
Axolotl

Axolotl

Ambystoma mexicanum
Tinging Poison Frog - Yellowback Phase

Tinging Poison Frog - Yellowback Phase

Dendrobates tinctorius