The Bird of the Year 2021 was chosen in Belarus. Three nominees were selected for voting: gray flycatcher, nightjar, and shore swallow. In addition, there’s also an opportunity to offer another species that hasn’t yet been the bird of the year and meets the necessary criteria. Online voting will last until February 1. Next year's bird will be called on February 8. Capercaillie is the Bird of the Year 2020. In general, the avifauna of Belarus includes more than 300 species, of which 70 species are included in the Red Book.