The distribution of Spot-throated Swift is not well known, and in particular, it is not clear whether this species is resident or undertakes seasonal or elevational movements. Some records, especially from Ecuador, indicate that there is some elevational movement; whether these refer to daily foraging flights or seasonal movement is unknown. It is also difficult to know the extent of the geographic range of Spot-fronted Swift without further research. Given the difficulty of identifying Cypseloides under normal field conditions, Spot-fronted could easily be overlooked in Nicaragua and Panama and perhaps even further from its known range. The conservation status of Spot-fronted Swift would be better understood with further information on its distribution and movements.