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: Kazakhstan, Colombia, Uruguay, Tristan da Cunha, Guyana, Christmas Is., Australia, Turkey
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
The Schedule for New Stamps Issue in the Fourth Season of 2020 includes "Conservation of Birds Postage Stamps": 4 stamps but with no further details
Update A correspondent has sent me a link to images of the set which reveals that the species are: Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) and Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
|8 December 2020||Chunghwa Post and Gulfmann Wu's Facebook|
||Christmas: 4 stamps. One has Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). Details were published in Focus on Stamps 4/2020||29 November 2020||Swiss Post|
||Winter greeting: 10 stamps, with two featuring probable Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). The latter is listed as a vagrant to Japan.||20 November 2020||Japan Philately|
||Animal Series Vol. 3: 10 stamps, with two featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha).||16 November 2020||Japan Philately|
||Animal Series Vol. 3: 10 stamps, with one featuring Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus).||16 November 2020||Japan Philately|
|Tristan da Cunha
||Vagrant Species Part 2: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) and King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus).||9 November 2020||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
|Surinam||The Programme for 2020 includes "Penguins": 5 stamps but with no further details||4 November 2020||Suriname Stamps|
|Iceland||The Programme for 2020 includes a Christmas issue of 2 stamps, one of which has a stylised Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta).||29 October 2020||Iceland Post|
||Pearls of Kazakhstan. West Altai Nature Reserve: one souvenir sheet of 3 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo).||23 October 2020||KazPost|
||Centenary of Diplomatic Relations between Uruguay and Poland: souvenir sheet with 2 stamps featuring Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari) and White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||23 October 2020||Uruguay Post|
||Christmas: single with a very small image of a Woodpecker on a snow covered roof. A much larger image of the Christmas scene is here. The bird resembles a Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius).||21 October 2020||Czechia Post|
||Chagan Lake: 3 stamps with one featuring small images of Geese and Cranes which may be identifiable.||18 October 2020||Chinese Stamps|
|Japan||World of Art Series Vol.2: 10 stamps, with one featuring Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).||16 October 2020||Japan Philately|
|USA||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|
||Fractals in Nature: 4 stamps with one featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||15 October 2020||Turkey Post|
||New Definitives: 12 stamps with 3 birds: Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma), South Georgia Pipit (Anthus antarcticus) and Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||15 October 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
||The Magdalena, river of the homeland Fourth series Independence of Colombia Bicentennial 2019-2023: sheet of 12 stamps with one indistinct river scene with a few birds, including an obvious Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).||15 October 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
The continuing programme for 2020 (as translated by Google)
lists at item 9 under the topic nature: "Birds of Prey - sheet", but with no further details.
Update Ukraine Post has published a very small image of this set, but has also published images of 8 cards that show images that correspond to the 8 micro images. They feature Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata), Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus), Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus), Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina), Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) and Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni).
Update A sale on Delcampe has an image of the set.
|7 October 2020||Ukraine Post|
|Belarus||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|
The Paintings of Mike Peake: 6 stamps featuring
Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melanocorypha),
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax),
Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta) on 2 stamps,
Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus),
Red-backed Hawk (Buteo polyosoma).
These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.
Update Unfortunately, the gull is not Belcher's, which should have yellow legs and a red and black tipped yellow bill. It looks much more like a Kelp Gull. Although Belcher's Gull is listed as a vagrant on the Falklands, perhaps the artist did not see the species, and the wrong name has been associated with the design.
|1 October 2020||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
||World Tourism Day - Rural Development: sheet with 10 stamps. The only stamp with a bird has "paso centurion". Searching for Trogon on this site produces Surucua Trogon (Trogon surrucura).||30 September 2020||Uruguay Post|
||Woodpecker: block with 4 stamps featuring Grey Woodpecker (Dendropicos goertae) and Fine-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera punctuligera).||30 September 2020||IGPC|
||Wooden Stamps: set of 4 with one featuring Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis).||30 September 2020||Korea Stamp Society|
||Christmas: 5 stamps in various formats. Two use artwork by Leopoldine Mimovich. The two works may be seen here and here. Some of the species I have tentatively identified are Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Australasian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen), Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) and Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius). There are a few that I have not identified yet. One of the non-religious stamps features a Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 368.||30 October 2020||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Christmas: 2 stamps with this one having the usual assortment of local birds, including Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi), Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus), Christmas Island Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula whartoni), Christmas Island Hawk-Owl (Ninox natalis), presumed Abbott's Booby (Sula abbotti) and White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 368.||30 October 2020||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Turacos: block with 3 stamps featuring Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa) and Violet Turaco (Musophaga violacea).||30 September 2020||IGPC|
||Owls: A souvenir sheet with 2 and a sheetlet of 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum). The wording on this last is vague, but I do not think the bird is either of the Pygmy Owls native to Guyana: Amazonian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium hardyi) or Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum). The source image may be found here, and the photographer is Cheryl Harleston.||30 September 2020||IGPC|
||Fourth Series National Natural Parks of Colombia: sheet of 8 stamps with 1 featuring Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta).||29 September 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
||Hornbills: a souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 3 stamps featuring Black-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata), Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna subcylindricus), White-crested Hornbill (Tockus albocristatus) and African Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus).||29 September 2020||IGPC|
|Gibraltar||Gibraltar Owls: 7 stamps featuring
European Scops-Owl (Otus scops),
Little Owl (Athene noctua),
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus),
Barn Owl (Tyto alba),
Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus),
Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and
Tawny Owl (Strix aluco).
Update The stamps are now illustrated and available to pre-order.
|25 September 2020||Gibraltar Post|
||Canada Post Community Foundation: single with a simplistic image of a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).||21 September 2020||Canada Post|
||Ludwig van Beethoven 250 years: block with a few birds. Those on the stamp are: Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) and Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).||21 September 2020||Faroe Stamps|
||South American Birds, 6 stamps featuring Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), Green-headed Tanager (Tangara seledon), Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus), Guianan Toucanet (Selenidera culik), Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota) and Toucan Barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus).||20 September 2020||WOPA+|
||40 Years of Diplomatic Relations with Indonesia: sheet of 4 stamps with 2 featuring Multicoloured Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) and Lesser Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea minor).||17 September 2020||4-72: Colombia Post's Twitter account|
||Lighthouses of Ukraine: block of 6 stamps. The fourth stamp has a few gulls which might be identifiable. This Delcampe sale has a good image. Now that I have this issue, I have produced a composite image of the 3 Gulls, which all seem to be Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) which is listed as occurring in the Ukraine as a vagrant.||15 September 2020||Ukraine Post and Delcampe|
|Australia||Water Tower Art: 4 stamps with one featuring Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus).||7 September 2020||Australia Post|
|Switzerland||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 "The Danube Delta. Swans", but with no further details.
Update Details have been released for this set, which reveals that the 4 stamps all feature Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).
|1 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|
|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|
|Papua New Guinea
||Birds of Paradise: this long-awaited issue has re-appeared.
There are no details and the anticipated date is "July"
Update 12 Oct The latest news from Post PNG:"Birds of Paradise, Bilums (string bags), and Saltwater Crocodiles on the drawing board. If all goes well, we hope to release by end of November, 2020."
|???? 2020 (2021?)||Post PNG|
|Bulgaria||Antarctica: block of 2 stamps with one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica).||21 July 2020||Bulgaria Stamps|
|Uzbekistan||Seasons: 4 stamps based on children's art. One has 2 birds which could be representative of Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). Unfortunately, the birds are too stylised for me. I prefer the image in the left border.||17 July 2020||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|Japan||100 Years of Historic Monuments Natural Monument Protection : 10 stamps, with one featuring Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana).||17 July 2020||Japan Philately|
|Belarus||Future issues includes "Greetings from Belarus": single stamp which has a small image of a White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||14 July 2020||Belarus Post|
|Mongolia||Landscapes III - 7 stamps with two featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus).||8 July 2020||Mongol Stamps|
|St. Maarten|| 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|
|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|
|Belize||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."
Update 18 August 2020 Apparently, Belize Audubon Society had the pleasure of working with the Belize Postal Service in the creation of the new set of 14 stamps, and on July 30, the Society published images of the set on its Facebook. "All photos were provided by BAS member Francis Canto Jr, who took these great shots around the country. These stamps will be in circulation for the next few years." When will we be able to get our tweezers on them? Come on Harry Allen! I suppose the current pandemic will delay availablity depending on where the stamps were produced...
|???? 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Tajikistan||Hunting: 3 stamps with one which could be Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). FSU gives the date.||1 April 2020||Delcampe|
|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|
|St. Vincent & the Grenadines||Black Vulture: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus).||5 March 2020||IGPC|
24 October 2020