LC
Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Trend justification
This species has undergone a large and statistically significant increase over the last 40 years in North America (6100% increase over 40 years, equating to a 180% increase per decade; data from Breeding Bird Survey and/or Christmas Bird Count: Butcher an.

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Petrochelidon fulva. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2017.