Vaux's Swifts have been experiencing some decline in their natural habitat due to the destruction of older forests, which they select as habitat due to the abundance of old, hollow trees. Also, chimneys are becoming less of an option due to the movement away from brick chimneys and towards insulated pipes. Old, hollow trees where Vaux's live are being saved on some National Forest lands. For the trees that do fall, action is taken to replace them.
US Federal List: no special status
CITES: no special status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: least concern