Screaming Piha is common and widespread; its IUCN Red List conservation tstatus is assessed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2012). Due to ongoing deforestation and habitat degradation, it is believed that their overall population trend is downward. Atlantic Forest subpopulations may be at greater risk (Marsden et. al. 2001, Farias et. al. 2007).
Effects of human activity on populations
The Screaming Piha has been found to be significantly less common in forest fragments than in an Atlantic forest reserve, and to have disappeared from an area after its fragmentation (Marsden et al. 2001, Farias et al. 2007). The Screaming Piha is considered highly vulnerable to human disturbance (Parker el. al. 1996).