IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern
Listen at dusk and at night for the rolling, seemingly endless call of the Chuck-will’s-widow. If you are lucky and have a keen eye, by day they can be found resting motionless on the ground or on a horizontal branch. This is the largest nightjar in North America, but their dappled brown plumage makes them blend in perfectly to dry woodlands of the Southeast.
Call a loud "Chuck-will's-widow," with the first "chuck" being quiet and inaudible at a distance.