Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) Conservation Status Review
Review Date = 09/15/2008
ScoreU - Unknown
ScoreG - 200,000-2,500,000 km squared (about 80,000-1,000,000 square miles)
Comment380525 square kilometers based on Natural Heritage Program range maps
Area of Occupancy
ScoreG - 2,000-20,000 km squared (500,000-5,000,000 acres)
Comment10827 square kilometers based on GAP predicted model.
ScoreE - Relatively Stable (±25% change)
CommentWhile riparian areas have been impacted since European arrival, the species is a riparian generalist so has likely not declined.
ScoreE - Stable. Population, range, area occupied, and/or number or condition of occurrences unchanged or remaining within ±10% fluctuation
CommentBreeding Bird Survey (BBS) data is of high quality, 1966-2007 trend is -1.2% per year; BBS 1980-2007 trend is +0.3% per year
ScoreG - Slightly threatened. Threats, while recognizable, are of low severity, or affecting only a small portion of the population or area.
SeverityLow - Low but nontrivial reduction of species population or reversible degradation or reduction of habitat in area affected, with recovery expected in 10-50 years.
CommentRiparian areas are likely to maintain the habitat characteristics they depend on.
ScopeLow - 5-20% of total population or area affected
CommentOnly a small portion of riparian areas are likely to be significantly damaged
ImmediacyModerate - Threat is likely to be operational within 2-5 years.
ScoreC - Not Intrinsically Vulnerable. Species matures quickly, reproduces frequently, and/or has high fecundity such that populations recover quickly (< 5 years or 2 generations) from decreases in abundance; or species has high dispersal capability such that extirpated populations soon become reestablished through natural recolonization (unaided by humans).
ScoreC - Moderate. Generalist. Broad-scale or diverse (general) habitat(s) or other abiotic and/or biotic factors are used or required by the species but some key requirements are scarce in the generalized range of the species within the area of interest.
CommentForage broadly over water, but require riparian banks for nesting.