The Sounds Around

Annual Cicada Photo By Bruce Marlin 
Do you ever wonder what some of the animal sounds you hear during the day or at night are? Listening to the sounds before hand can help you identify them when you hear them as well. 

Here are some sites to help you out. 


All About Birds: Songs & Calls

eNatureBird Audio


Bug Bytes: Sound Library

Songs of Insects: Beginner's Guide

Frogs & Toads

All About Frogs: Songs of the Frog


Bats About Town: Bat Sounds

NPR: Bat Sounds

Avisoft Bioacoustics: Bats

Misc. Animal Sounds

Nature Songs: Other Animal Sounds

Avisoft Bioacoustics: Various Animal Sound Recordings

Click on arrow next to 'Playlist' to see the title names. 

Connect with Fran's World of Discovery!

If you find a broken link please let me know by leaving a comment!

Note: Has this or another activity on Fran's World of Discovery inspired you or someone else in a positive way? Have you featured this activity in a blog post? I invite you to comment and link back to where your post can be found, or tell me what you or your family enjoyed about the post! Thank you!


  1. What a marvelous idea to add to a nature study!! Thanks, Fran for the resources :)

    1. Thank you very much, Betty Jo! Enjoy!