This page is for listing stamps I am aware of and may need. Some are found on official sites, while others are listed on dealers' sites.
If you know of new bird stamps not listed here, please let me know!
Latest additions: Romania updated, Belarus updated, USA, Czechia updated, Switzerland, St. Vincent, Bulgaria, Papua New Guinea
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||Winter Scenes: 10 designs with 3 featuring Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), Barred Owl (Strix varia) and Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata).||16 October 2020||Virtual Stamp Club|
||The programme for 2020 includes "Eggs of Birds: 4 stamps". Future issues has images of the 4 stamps which reveals that the species are: Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina), Great Tit (Parus major) and Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos),||1 October 2020||Belpost|
|Netherlands||The series Experience Nature continues with Birds of Woods and Moorlands. I have downloaded this thumbnail image, from which most of the species may be identified. I think they are: Unidentified, probable Coal Tit (Periparus ater), Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), probable Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor), Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix), Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) and Unidentified.||14 September 2020||Correspondent|
||50th Anniversary of Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group: 4 stamps with two featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) and Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta).||7 September 2020||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
||Special occasions: 4 stamps featuring highly stylised birds, two of which are identifiable as White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||3 September 2020||Swiss Post|
The programme for 2020 includes "Songbirds in our neighborhood", probably 2 stamps, but with no further details.
Update Details have been published in the illustrated Issue Plan. The two stamps feature Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra), Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus), Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana), Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus), Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) and House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).
Update Czechia Post has published more information about this issue with better images and a revised date.
|9 September 2020||Czechia Post|
||The programme for 2020 includes "The Danube Delta. Swans", but with no further details.||September 2020||Romfilatelia|
|Belgium||Bpost has published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2020, which includes Garden Fauna: 10 stamps with 3 featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).||31 August 2020||Belgian Post|
|Namibia||The Programme for 2020 includes "Kites of Namibia", 2 stamps, featuring Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) and Black Kite (Milvus migrans).||20 August 2020||Nampost|
|Turkey||The programme for 2020 includes "Storks", but with no further details.||20 August 2020||Turkey Post|
|Hong Kong||The Programme for 2020 includes a 6-stamp issue about Ocean Park Hong Kong with 2 of the stamps featuring Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) and King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus).||18 August 2020||Hong Kong Post|
The programme for 2020
includes "Little Owls", but with no further details. As this was previously listed as "Owlets", I assume there will be images of juvenile owls.
Update I was wrong - it should have been described as small owls. The News Release for this issue reveals that the 4 stamps will feature Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum), Little Owl (Athene noctua), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) and Papuan Boobook (Ninox theomacha). Here are the 4 stamps.
|12 August 2020||Romfilatelia|
||Penguins and Coins: 5 stamps featuring Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||10 August 2020||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
||South Georgia from the Air: 6 stamps with one featuring a colony of what must be young King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||5 August 2020||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
|Australia||Wildlife Recovery: 6 stamps with one featuring Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 366.||4 August 2020||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Papua New Guinea
||Birds of Paradise: this long-awaited issue has re-appeared. There are no details and the anticipated date is "July"||?? July 2020||Post PNG|
||Antarctica: block of 2 stamps with one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica).||21 July 2020||Bulgaria Stamps|
|Japan||100 Years of Historic Monuments Natural Monument Protection : 10 stamps, with one featuring Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana).||17 July 2020||Japan Philately|
||Future issues includes "Greetings from Belarus": single stamp which has a small image of a White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||14 July 2020||Belarus Post|
||Landscapes III - 7 stamps with two featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus).||8 July 2020||Mongol Stamps|
|| Birds of Prey: 6 stamps featuring
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus),
Red Kite (Milvus milvus),
Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus),
Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca),
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) and
Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata). Not sure about the Falcon: very variable species!
Unfortunately, none of these birds occurs anywhere near St. Maarten!
I hoped this would appear on WOPA+ to give the official date.
Update The sheet has now appeared on WOPA+, so would appear to be genuine.
|1 July 2020||WOPA+|
Traditional colour series Vol.4 84 yen: 10 stamps,
with one featuring
Cormorant Fishing (Ukai) which is often assumed to feature
Japanese Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus).
Traditional colour series Vol.4 63 yen: 10 stamps, with one featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
|19 June 2020||Japan Philately|
|Namibia||The Programme for 2020 includes "Batises of Namibia", 2 stamps, featuring Chinspot Batis (Batis molitor) and Pririt Batis (Batis pririt).||18 June 2020||Nampost|
|North Macedonia||Lake Prespa: single with Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus). This FDC gives the date.||8 June 2020||Delcampe|
|Botswana||Owls in Botswana: 4 stamps all featuring African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis).||5 June 2020||Botswana Post|
|Antigua & Barbuda||Mallard: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).||3 June 2020||IGPC|
|Antigua & Barbuda||Turkey Vultures: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura).||3 June 2020||IGPC|
|Belarus||"Seasonal Variations": 6 stamps with 2 featuring Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus).||1 June 2020||Belarus Post|
||Ancient postal routes: 2 stamps featuring message-carrying Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||8 May 2020||BH Post|
||Definitives: 14 stamps which are reported to be featuring
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea),
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus),
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana),
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus),
Green Heron (Butorides virescens),
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) male,
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis),
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia),
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus),
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) female,
Barn Owl (Tyto alba),
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus),
Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens) and
Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris).
We await images of the full issue, and the actual stamps!
Update 1 July 2020 Message from Belize Postal Service on Facebook: "These stamps have not been release as yet. As soon as they are we will put up the images."
|???? 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Namibia||The Programme for 2020 will be published soon, but I have been sent an
image of "Woodpeckers of Namibia": 5 stamps featuring
Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens),
Olive Woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus),
Bennett's Woodpecker (Campethera bennettii),
Golden-tailed Woodpecker (Campethera abingoni),
Bearded Woodpecker (Dendropicos namaquus),
Update Programme for 2020 which confirms this issue but the date has been brought forward.
|2 April 2020||Helge Denker and Nampost|
|Uzbekistan||Navruz: block with one stamp featuring Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).||20 March 2020||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|India||UNESCO World Heritage sites of India - Natural Sites: souvenir sheet of 5 stamps. The one for the Great Himalayan National Park which has a Snow Leopard also has a bird in the background which may be Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus)||16 March 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Ebay|
|South Africa||I received a newsletter from SAPO by email but was disappointed that there were no bird stamps mentioned. I replied and suggested
that SAPO could continue its recent series of bird stamps by selecting 5 South African Woodpeckers perhaps in the programme for 2020.
I was very surprised to get a reply from a SAPO official that there would be an issue featuring Woodpeckers in August, 2019! I have requested early news
of this issue.
Update 6 August The latest information from SAPO: "It might be delayed".
Update 25 September The latest information from SAPO: "The stamps are not yet in South Africa".
Update 31 January 2020 Commonwealth Stamps Opinion lists SAPO's intended issues for early 2020, which includes Woodpeckers for March.
Update 13 March 2020 The issue has appeared for sale on Delcampe. The species are Bearded Woodpecker (Dendropicos namaquus), Ground Woodpecker (Geocolaptes olivaceus), Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens), Olive Woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus) and Knysna Woodpecker (Campethera notata).
|12 March 2020||SAPO and Delcampe|
|St. Vincent & the Grenadines
||Black Vulture: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus).||5 March 2020||IGPC|
|Colombia||Guadalajara de Buga 450 years: sheet with 4 stamps, one of which has Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona).||4 March 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
7 August 2020