Frog Call of the Week: Spring Peepers

Can you tell the difference between crickets and spring peepers? I used to get confused sometimes between the sound of crickets chirping and frogs calling. Some frogs have bird-like calls. In anticipation of next spring, and in hopes of becoming better Frog Watchers, we are highlighting one frog call per week. We’ll start with familiar frogs in North America, but will also feature frogs from around the world. Below you’ll hear spring peepers and crickets so you can learn to tell the difference. Actually, it’s kind of fun to play the videos at the same time, too!

Spring peeper calling:

Crickets chirping:

If you would like us to highlight a particular frog call, please let us know!

10 thoughts on “Frog Call of the Week: Spring Peepers

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  2. Hi Betty–

    We will try to find out the type of peepers you have in Texas. Thanks for your comment!

    Mary Jo

  3. Nice level of information here. There is so much data around about this subject that sometimes you cannot see the wood for the trees but you have pitched this at just the right level so that the lay person can understand – thank you!

  4. The Crickets and the Peepers

    While I lie quietly in my bed as night falls

    I hear the crickets sing their song

    And down in the pond the Peepers sing along.

    It is so peaceful and quiet as softly falling rain

    lulls me to sleep as the crickets

    and the Peepers sing their songs.

    Written May 22, 1996

    Pearl Arlene Brensinger (1927-2011)

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