Frog Calls

Here's a diverse set of calling frogs. It is not a complete collection for any place in particular, just species we happen to have sounds for. All but one species is North American (can you find the one that isn't?). Click on the call to play the sound, or on Species Account to see more information about that species.

Advertisement calls are the loud calls that male frogs make to attract females. These are the familiar calls most people are familiar with. Some frog species have aggressive calls made by males towards other males, some have distress calls when bitten by a predator, and some have release calls when one male needs to tell another male to let go (mating in frogs can be a bit hectic). If you have animal sound recordings you'd like to share with the world, you can contact us through the link at the bottom of the page. We are always happy to get more sounds and pictures for our site.

Bufo americanus

Anaxyrus americanus americanus
American toad

Dendrobates auratus

Dendrobates auratus
Green and black poison dart frog

Hyla versicolor

Hyla versicolor
gray treefrog

Pseudacris crucifer

Pseudacris crucifer
spring peeper

Pseudacris triseriata

Pseudacris triseriata
chorus frog

Rana catesbieana

Lithobates catesbeianus
bull frog

Rana clamitans

Lithobates clamitans clamitans
green frog; bronze frog


Lithobates okaloosae
Florida bog frog

Rana palustris

Lithobates palustris
pickerel frog

Rana sylvatica

Lithobates sylvaticus
wood frog


Lithobates virgatipes
carpenter frog

Pictures and species accounts of many more are available in the Animal Diversity Web as well. Many thanks to Dr. Alan J. Wolf, former researcher in the UMMZ Division of Reptiles and Amphibians (now with the University of Wisconsin), and Dr. Mac Given of Neumann College, and Doug Von Gausig, creator of for the digitized frog calls!


Patricia Jones (author); George Hammond (editor).