Pond Viewpoint

Sounds of Sapsucker Woods

Pond Viewpoint

Lansing, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology


There are times in the spring and early summer, especially in the evenings or after a rain shower, when the deafeningly loud choruses of frogs and toads drowns out all other sound around the wetlands. This shallow, marshy corner of the pond is often the loudest spot of all.

Depending on how early or late in the season you visit, you may hear the chorus of short, high peeps of the Spring Peeper, the long, high trill of the American Toad, the rubber-band-like gunk! of the Green Frog, or the low jug-o-rum of the American Bullfrog.

That's Not a Bird! (Spring & Early Summer)

American Bullfrog © Geoffrey A. Keller / Macaulay Library

American Toad © Matthew D. Medler / Macaulay Library

Green Frog © Peter Paul Kellogg / Macaulay Library

Spring Peeper © Matthew D. Medler / Macaulay Library

This point of interest is part of the tour: Sounds of Sapsucker Woods


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