16 Learnable Animal Calls for Your Next Wilderness Adventure

If you are planning a nature-focused road trip in the future, this is the list for you of learnable animal calls is for you!

I have put together an alphabetical list of the top 16 learnable animal calls you should attempt to learn before your next trip into the wilderness. Attached are corresponding audio recordings (courtesy of the United States National Park Service) that will help you identify these mighty creatures in the wild.

Once you learn how to identify these iconic animal noises, you will be prepared to take on your next nature hike.


Alligator

Starting at the top of this list of learnable animal calls is the Alligator. Make sure to be careful about hearing this noise when in the wilderness. You do not want to be caught in a faceoff with one of these mighty beasts!

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Alligators sound like:

American Robin

American Robin

Our next animal on the list of learnable animal calls is not nearly as terrifying as the previous. This bird proves difficult to find in the wilderness so make sure to listen to the audio recording to accurately identify where the American Robin is around you.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what American Robins sound like:

Bald Eagle

Our next animal is best identified from its screech in the wilderness. Commonly found near lakes, the bald eagle is a might bird know popularly as the United States national bird.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Bald Eagles sound like:

Bear

As another animal you will probably avoid in the wild, this call is important to know before heading out on a hike. This audio recording includes the call of cubs with their mother. If you hear any cub noises in the great outdoors, I suggest walking the other direction!

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Bears sound like:

American Bison

Commonly found in the great plains of North America, the American Bison typically travel in packs of hundreds. This call is distinctively characteristic of the American Bison.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what the American Bison sounds like:

Coyotes

Another common North American animal of the woods is coyotes. Sometimes known to attack domesticated dogs, you will want to watch out for this call on your hikes.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Coyotes sound like:

Crickets

You will be surprised how loud noises come out of these tiny insects. Commonly heard in the summertime, crickets are known to make annoyingly persistent calls.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Crickets sound like:

Elk

An elk call can be one of the most useful noises to learn if you are looking to see wildlife. Common in western North America, Elk commonly travel many miles between their food sources leading to a lot of sightings.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what an Elk sounds like:

Grasshopper

The next animal on this list is another well-known pest. Commonly heard in the summer season, grasshoppers create a distinctive call that will permeate throughout the woods and grasslands.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Grasshoppers sound like:

Green Tree Frog

Green tree frogs can prove to be fairly difficult to spot. Even though they boast a tiny size, these cute critters create a loud noise that will travel farther than they can imagine.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Green Tree Frogs sound like:

Killdeer

As the third bird on this list, you will want to listen for the Killdeer when on your adventures. The audio below will be valuable to recognize when traveling throughout the United States.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Killdeer sound like:

Killer Whale

The only animal living in the sea on this list is the killer whale. While you will not have to worry about your safety (unless you are swimming), it is still super cool to spot these massive creatures when around the coast.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Killer Whales sound like:

Northern Spotted Owl

Another bird that makes our list is the northern spotted owl. Owls are known for their loud hoots that permeate through the woods of North America. Make sure to memorize this call before you head into the American wilderness!

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Northern Spotted Owls sound like:

Osprey

These magnificent birds are commonly found around lakes in the North American wilderness. Their calls are more like screeches, similar to the bald eagle call listed earlier.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Ospreys sound like:

Wolf

Wolves are mighty and intelligent predators found in the upper North American woods. Try to memorize this simple call as if you hear it nearby, you do not want to stay as other wolfs will be arriving soon!

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Wolves sound like:

Yellow-rumped Warbler

The final animal on our top learnable animal calls list is the yellow-rumped warbler. Known for their yellow breasts, these birds make a unique call you will want to hear before you depart on your journey.

Attached below is an audio recording for you to hear what Yellow-rumped Warblers sound like:


That completes our top learnable animal calls list that you should definitely learn to identify on your next adventure. Make sure to bookmark this page to refer back to next time you are on a hike!

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