Black-hooded Sunbeam has a relatively small geographic range, but the population is believed to be stable, and the IUCN Red List conservation status of this species is evaluated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). Note, however, that although BirdLife International estimate the area of the geographic distribtion of this sunbeam as 16,500 km2 (BirdLife International 2014), Herzog et al. (2012) estimate that the distribution of Black-hooded Sunbeam may be only 10,200 km2.
Black-hooded Sunbeam is included in Appendix II of CITES, however, as is the case with all hummingbirds, regardless of rarity (except for Hook-billed Hermit Glaucis dohrnii, which is Endangered and is on Appendix I of CITES).
The relative abundance of Black-hooded Sunbeam is assessed as uncommon, and this species also is considered to be patchily distributed (Parker et al. 1996).