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Listening on Earth: Coquí Chirps

Air Date: Week of

Coquí frogs are so named for their distinctive vocal call. (Photo: acevvvedo, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)

Coquí frogs were heavily affected by Hurricane Maria, but within months of the storm, they could once again be heard making their iconic calls across the island. Living on Earth's Bobby Bascomb recorded these coquí noises in the mountains of Puerto Rico.



CURWOOD: We travel to Las Marias, Puerto Rico now with Coqui frogs.


CURWOOD: Coquis are endemic to Puerto Rico and a national symbol for the island.


CURWOOD: Many frog species, including coquis, were heavily impacted by Hurricane Maria, but within months of the storm they could once again be heard across the island.


CURWOOD: A welcome sign that life would eventually get back to normal. Living on Earth’s Bobby Bascomb recorded these coquis in the mountains of Puerto Rico on a June evening in 2018.




Learn more about the coquí at the National Wildlife Federation


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