The IUCN Red List status for Belding's Yellowthroat is Endangered due to its small population (1000-2499 mature individuals) and small range (3,800 km2) (BirdLife International 2015). It is considered Endangered under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010). This is also a species of high tri-national concern (Mexico-U.S.-Canada) to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010), as a species at greatest risk of extinction. 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.