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:
If you would like us to highlight a particular frog call, please let us know!
Aw! The Spring Peeper sounds like a bird :). I love both sounds, but especially enjoy that of crickets.
Indeed this reminds me the frogs’puddle near my place.
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Thanks so much for supporting our cause. Stayed tuned!
Can you do the sound & photo of the peepers we have here in Leander, TX (just north of Austin, TX) ? I am not sure if they are Spring Peepers. I have them in my backyard, they sound like birds.
We will try to find out the type of peepers you have in Texas. Thanks for your comment!
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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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