USGS Frog Call Lookup

Do you hear frogs calling?

To find out what frogs you are hearing, look up frog calls using the USGS Frog Call Lookup from the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. There you can learn to identify frog calls and quiz yourself using the frog call quizzes for your area.

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East Tennessee Frog Calls

This page presents audio recordings of frog calls commonly heard in eastern Tennessee. Listening to the recordings will allow you to identify frogs and toads by their vocalizations. The time of year when frogs and toads call depend on when each frog or toad species breeds. In East Tennessee, some species can be heard calling from December through late winter, while others can be heard in late spring and early summer. For additional information about frogs and toads in Tennessee, see the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency "Frogs and Toads of Tennessee" Web site.

Commonly Heard East Tennessee Amphibian Vocalizations

The multimedia content below displays photographs of 15 species that live in East Tennessee. A 10 second audio clip of the animal's vocalization accompanies each image. This multimedia content requires Flash Player. An alternate version with longer audio recordings and links to species information and distribution maps is available.

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Amphibian Vocalization Audio Recordings
Showing 26 Results
ExpandAmerican bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) audio recording (WAV, 2.88 MB)
ExpandAmerican Toad (Bufo americanus) Audio Recording (WAV, 79 KB)
ExpandBlanchard's cricket frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi) audio recording (WAV, 2.40 MB)
ExpandBullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) Audio Recording (WAV, 114 KB)
ExpandCommon Coqui (Eleutherodactylus coqui) Audio Recording (WAV, 592 KB)
ExpandCommon Coqui (Eleutherodactylus coqui) Audio Recording (WAV, 592 KB)
ExpandCommon Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) Audio Recording (WAV, 65 KB)
ExpandCope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) Audio Recording (WAV, 174 KB)
ExpandEastern American toad (Bufo americanus americanus) audio recording (WAV, 3.27 MB)
ExpandEastern gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) audio recording (WAV, 2.87 MB)
ExpandFowler's Toad (Bufo woodhousei fowleri) Audio Recording (WAV, 2.18 MB)
ExpandGreen frog (Rana clamitans melanota) audio recording (WAV,
ExpandGreen Frog (Rana clamitans) Audio Recording (WAV, 33.29 KB)
ExpandMink frog (Rana septentrionalis) audio recording (WAV, 2.57 MB)
ExpandNorthern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans) Audio Recording (WAV, 2.18 MB)
ExpandNorthern leopard frog (Rana pipiens) audio recording (WAV, 2.83 MB)
ExpandNorthern spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer crucifer) audio recording (WAV, 2.46 MB)
ExpandPickerel Frog (Rana palustris) Audio Recording (WAV, 64 KB)
ExpandPseudacris crucifer - typical call (WAV, 880 KB)
ExpandRana sphenocephala - chorus includes Cricket Frog (WAV, 226 KB)
ExpandSouthern Leopard Frog (Rana utricularia) Audio Recording (WAV,
ExpandSouthern Toad (Bufo terrestris) Chorus (WAV, 688 KB)
ExpandUpland Chorus Frog (Pseudacris feriarum) Audio Recording (WAV, 181 KB)
ExpandWestern chorus frog (Pseudacris triseriata) audio recording (WAV, 2.05 MB)
ExpandWood frog (Rana sylvatica) audio recording (WAV, 2.54 MB)
ExpandWood Frog (Rana sylvatica) Audio Recording (WAV, 34 KB)
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