Birdlife International (2014) considers Red-throated Caracara a species of "Least Concern" due to its relatively large range (8 million km2; BirdLife International 2014), and a general consensus that it is common within much of its range, especially in eastern South America. This species is much less common locally, however, especially in most of Central America. Red-throated Caracara is considered extirpated in the wild in Mexico (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010). This is also a species of high concern to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that 50% or more of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.