Sounds of Frogs

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During the spring and summer months frogs and toads can be heard making their breeding call from ponds, streams, and various other wetlands. Just like birds, frog species can be identified by the call they make. 

  • Cope's Gray Tree Frog

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    Known for its harsh call, a short trill described as fast and high-pitched.
    Can be heard from the spring to late summer, and are often heard calling right before a rain shower.

  • Green Tree Frog

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    Harsh, nasal "quank-quank-quank. . . "
    Calls sometimes sound bell-like. 

  • Southern Leopard Frog

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    Listen for laughing.
    Can sound like a slow moving zipper.

  • Cricket Frog

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    A bag of marbles or rocks clicking together.
     

  • Green Frog

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    Closely mimics loose banjo strings being plucked.
     

  • Upland Chorus Frog

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    Sounds as if someone is running their finger along a comb.
    One of the first calls in the spring.

  • Pickerel Frog

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    Imitates a slow snore.

  • Wood Frog

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    Another species that starts calling early, even as early as late winter.

    Can be mistaken for feeding ducks.

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