New York Natural Heritage Program
Chuck-will's-widow
Antrostomus carolinensis (Gmelin, 1789)
Birds

New York State Distribution [-]
The range of the Chuck-will's-widow in New York is limited to the southern half of Staten Island and Long Island in pine oak barrens, mairtime dunes and beaches, and coastal shrubland habitats.

Global Distribution [-]
Breeding: Chuck-will's-widows are primarily restricted to the southeastern coastal plain and the Mississippi river valley reaching their northern limit in New York (McGowan and Corwin 2008). They occur in eastern Kansas east to central Indiana and Long Island (and probably Martha's Vineyard), south to eastern Oklahoma, southern Texas, the Gulf Coast, and southern Florida (AOU 1998). Nonbreeding: Chuck-will's-widows overwinter in southeastern Texas, southern Louisiana, and coastal Alabama south through Middle America to Colombia; and from central Florida and the Bahamas south through the Greater Antilles to the northern Lesser Antilles (Saba, St. Martin, and Barbuda) (AOU 1998).
Best Places to See
• Oak Beach (Suffolk County)