Bird of the year

The bird of the year in Russia is elected annually by the Russian Bird Conservation Union, beginning in 1996. The selected species becomes a symbol of environmental work, special studies are conducted, information leaflets and posters are distributed, children’s drawings competitions and other events are held. This title can be obtained not only as a separate species, but also a systematic group of birds of the fauna of Russia, easily recognizable by lovers and in need of human help.