Fowler’s Toad – short unmusical nasal trill “waaaaaaaaaaaa” lasting 1-4 seconds – shorter and harsher than American Toad. Reminds me of someone who ate something foul and is complaining.
Northern Cricket Frog – hesitated clicking “gick, gick, gick” starting slowly then increasing speed for 20-30 clicks. This frog sounds like someone clacking 2 marbles together repeatedly.
Gray Treefrog - hollow musical, wooden trill or similar to call of red-bellied woodpeckers.
Northern Spring Peeper – loud piercing ascending whistle “peep” repeated at 1 second intervals. Our most common calling frog, a full chorus sounds lie sleigh bells and can literally make your ears “ring”.
Upland Chorus Frog – sounds like running your fingernail over the small teeth of a comb “teeeee”, lasts 1-2 seconds, speeding up and rising in pitch at the end. Often heard with peepers, but do not mistake the agonistic call of a peeper for this frog. These are rare in my area but I have heard them near Staufers Marsh in Berkeley County.
Bullfrog – a deep, resonabt, bassy and slog “jog-o’-rum”.
Green Frog – sounds like the twang of a loose banjo string, but explosive, either a single note or repeated 3-4 times, the notes progressively less loud.
Wood Frog – a fast series of short raspy clacking sounds. A full chorus sounds like a flock of quacking ducks.
Northern Leopard Frog – a low guttural snore lasting 1-3 seconds with 20 snores per second, followed by several clucking grunts.
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