The IUCN Red List status of Barred Forest-Falcon is Least Concern (BirdLife International 2015). Due to its large distribution (12,500,000 km2) and large population size (500,000-4,999,999 mature individuals), it does not reach the threshold to be classified as Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2015). It is provided Special Protection under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010). This species is also a tropical resident of high tri-national concern (Mexico-U.S.-Canada) to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that at least 50% of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.