The IUCN Red List status of Black Thrush is Least Concern (BirdLife International 2015). Due to its large range (172,000 km2) and its moderate to large population size (20,000-49,999 mature individuals) it does not reach the threshold to be classified as Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2015). It is considered Threatened 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 15-49% of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.