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: Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, St. Maarten updated, Falkland Is., South Georgia, Caribbean Netherlands, Belize updated, Belarus
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
|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|
|Romania||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.||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|
|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+|
||Birds (Bonaire): 5 stamps featuring
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola),
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus),
Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris),
Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax) and
Venezuelan Troupial (Icterus icterus).
Birds (Saba): 5 stamps featuring Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus), Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) and Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
Birds (St. Eustatius): 5 stamps featuring American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica), Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus), Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus), Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) and Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus).
|1 July 2020||WOPA|
|Latvia||The Programme for 2020 includes "Latvian birds": 2 stamps with no further details.
Update The plan has been updated to include the date and that the stamps will feature the Bird of the Year for each of 2019 and 2020.
Update I have been informed that the 2019 bird of the year is Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia) and that the one for 2020 has yet to be chosen.
Update I have been informed that 2020's bird of the year is Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
Update The expected issue date has changed from 24 July.
Update Full details of this issue have been published, but better images are on Facebook
|19 June 2020||Latvia Post and Correspondent|
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|
|Colombia||National Natural Parks of Colombia: sheet with 9 stamps, two of which have Blue-throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena helianthea) and Vermilion Cardinal (Cardinalis phoeniceus).||8 June 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|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||Future issues includes "Seasonal Variations": 6 stamps with 2 featuring Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus).||1 June 2020||Belarus Post|
|Marshall Is.||Birds Definitives: 5 stamps featuring Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus), Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), Long-tailed Koel (Eudynamys taitensis), Crimson-crowned Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus porphyraceus) and Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) though it may actually be a Common Tern (Sterna hirundo).||22 May 2020||IGPC|
|Romania||Pheasants: 4 stamps featuring Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus), Lady Amherst's Pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae), Reeves's Pheasant (Syrmaticus reevesii) and Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor). Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) appears only on the FDC.||22 May 2020||Romania 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|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Peacock: souvenir sheet with one stamp featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||27 March 2020||BH Post|
|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|
|France||Cabinet of Curiosities: booklet of 12 stamps with one featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).||6 March 2020||Phil-Ouest|
|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|
|Sri Lanka||Wild Species threatened by trade in Sri Lanka: 20 stamps with one featuring Serendib Scops-owl (Otus thilohoffmanni),||3 March 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Romania||Polar Fauna: 4 stamps with one featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus).||28 February 2020||Romania Post|
|Japan||Tourist Attractions (Miyakojima): 5 stamps, with one featuring Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda).||7 February 2020||Japan Philately|
|Ukraine||200 Years Since the Opening up of Antarctica: single featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua).||28 January 2020||Ukraine Post|
|Thailand||National Children's Day: set of 4 with one featuring a presumed pet Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus).||11 January 2020||Delcampe|
The Plan for 2020 includes Coats of arms of Latvian regions and cities:
5 stamps, one of which will feature Vilani county, whose
Coat of Arms features
a Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) which is apparently the bird on
Vilani's coat of arms. The translation of part of this page is:
"The nightingale is a singing bird, the love of the song also characterizes Vilani region, because there are many singing groups and recognized soloists in the region. The golden color represents the improvement of life, helps to achieve values, and symbolizes the sun - the source of light, eternity."
Update The set of 5 is shown here.
|3 January 2020||Latvia Post and Correspondent|
|Guyana||Woodpeckers: A souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 8 stamps featuring Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) on 2 stamps and incorrectly labelled on the souvenir sheet, Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) x2, Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) x2 and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) x2. With about 17 species of Woodpecker listed for Guyana, this is a very disappointing issue.||??? 2020||IGPC|
|Chile||50th Anniversary of the Antarctic Base, President Frei: 4 stamps with one featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua).||29 October 2019|
|Grenada||Roseate Spoonbill: 2 items comprising 6 stamps, all featuring Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja).||8 September 2019||IGPC|
11 July 2020