New bird stamps found on the web

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 updated, Estonia updated, Palestine, Isle of Man updated, BAT, x2, Botswana updated, Wallis & Futuna, x2, Caribbean Netherlands
Expected later updated
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
200th Anniversary of the Discovery of Antarctica: 3 stamps, with one featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). These stamps may be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. ?? November 2019 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Port Lockroy: 6 stamps, with 3 featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua). These stamps may be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. ?? November 2019 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Poland The Programme for 2019 includes "Polish Birds": 4 stamps, but with no further details. November 2019 Reminder KZP
Japan Traditional color series Vol. 3 63 yen: 10 stamps with one featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 6 November 2019 Thumb down Japan Philately
Isle of Man Christmas: 10 stamps, at least one has European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). 28 October 2019 Thumb down IoM Post
Australia Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet 5: 6 stamps with the one for "I" featuring Australian Ibis (Threskiornis molucca). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 361. 22 October 2019 Reminder Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Wallis and Futuna World Oceans Day: single with a small image of either Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) or Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel). Details were published in Phil'info for October 2019. 17 October 2019 Thumb down Phil'info French Post
image added 15 October 2019
The Programme for 2019 includes "Bird of the Year": single featuring Eurasian Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus).
Update: An image of the stamp has been published.
17 October 2019 Reminder Estonia Post
Bahamas Bahamas National Trust: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) and Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala). 10 October 2019 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps.
souvenir sheets added 9 October 2019
Cranes of Botswana: 4 stamps featuring Blue Crane (Grus paradisea), Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum) and Wattled Crane (Grus carunculatus) on two stamps. I received a large image of the brochure from which I extracted the technical details, and FDC
Update: The issue also includes two souvenir sheets: A and B.
9 October 2019 Reminder Botswana Post
Surinam The Programme for 2019 includes "Parrots and Cockatoos" 12 stamps. 9 October 2019 Reminder Suriname Stamps
Japan International Letter-writing Week: 6 stamps using illustrations by Utagawa Hiroshige. One has a pair of Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata). A second has a "Little bird on the ridge". The best image I found of this artwork does not really help with identifying the bird. Its head looks like that of a Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), but it is probably left as a "fantasy bird". 9 October 2019 Thumb down Japan Philately
Malawi I received an email from Malawi Post that a new issue called "Domesticated Birds of Malawi" is due out soon and more recently, saw this comment on Commonwealth Stamps Opinion, which prompted me to ask for details. Today, I received by email 2 photographs of the issue. The sheet of 6 stamps features "Chinziri", Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) {source}, "Nkhanga", Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris), "Nkhuku tembo", Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), "Nkhnda", Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), "Bakha", Duck and "Tambala", Chicken. The 6 souvenir sheets feature the same species. The date on each stamp suggests that this issue was prepared to be issued last year. 8 October 2019 Reminder Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Malawi Post
Sri Lanka Wildlife of Sri Lanka, National Stamp Exhibition: 6 stamps with one featuring Red-faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus). 5 October 2019 Reminder Sri Lanka Post
Caribbean Netherlands Birds (Saba): 20 stamps featuring Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus), American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla), Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus), Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Northern Parula (Parula americana), Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris), Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis), Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes), Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) and Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla). 4 October 2019 Tick WOPA
Italy A correspondent in Italy has informed me that the Europa issue will consist of 2 stamps featuring Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata) and European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis). No images have been published, nor has the date been confirmed.
Update: Details of this issue have now appeared on Italy Post's website: images of the Eagle and Goldfinch
4 October 2019 Tick Correspondent and Italy Post
New Zealand Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery: 5 stamps with one featuring Great Egret (Ardea alba). A closer view of the set reveals that the Egret seems to be accompanied by a White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae). 2 October 2019 Tick New Zealand Post
Guernsey 50th Anniversary - Philatelic Independence: 2 sets of 6 stamps which are shown on Commonwealth Stamps Opinion. One of the stamps includes an image of a 10p stamp issued in a 1979 definitve set featuring coins. It has Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). 1 October 2019 Thumb down Guernsey Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Uruguay The Programme for 2019 includes "Spring Series - Flowers with birds and insects": 4 stamps October 2019 Reminder Uruguay Post
Azerbaijan Europa: a souvenir sheet and two stamps featuring Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops), Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) and Chukar (Alectoris chukar). Despite the name on the stamp, I consider that the Rosefinch looks much more like a Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla). 29 September 2019 Tick Azermarka's Facebook.
Austria Good Times, Bad Times: single with a photograph of a clock face which has pigeons perched on it. These must be feral varieties of Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). A sale on Delcampe has a better image. ?? September 2019 Reminder Austria Post
Wallis and Futuna Rugby World Cup in Japan: single with a small image of possible Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). Details were published in Phil'info for October 2019. 20 September 2019 Thumb down Phil'info French Post
Ross Cape Adare - 5 stamps. The $3.30 value has a group of penguins that must be Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), because "Cape Adare in Antarctica is home to the world's largest Adelie Penguin colony." The top value has the very surprising Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris) or is it Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)? Information about the issue informs us that "This delicate watercolour of a Northern Hemisphere bird known as a tree creeper was unearthed from a pile of mould-covered papers found on a bunk in the Cape Adare accommodation hut in 2016." 18 September 2019 Thumb down New Zealand Post
Tuvalu Seabirds: sheetlet with 4 stamps featuring Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii) and Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra). The souvenir sheet has Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana). 18 September 2019 Thumb down IGPC
USA Walt Whitman: single with a small image of a Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus). 14 September 2019 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
Belize 30th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Belize: 3 stamps with one featuring Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) and presumed Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea).
Update This article gives the date of issue, and here's a better image of two of the stamps.
12 September 2019 Thumb down Phila Mirror and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Grenada Roseate Spoonbill: 2 items comprising 6 stamps, all featuring Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja). 8 September 2019 Reminder IGPC
Germany 250th birthday of Alexander von Humboldt: one stamp featuring a small image of a bird which I am trying to identify. It has some characteristics that suggest Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla), but I've never seen a yellow one! Any suggestions?
Update A much better suggestion than Wryneck is Northern Andean Flicker (Colaptes cinereicapillus) which is consistent with the South American theme, and is yellowish.
Update However, the bird on the stamp does not look right for a Flicker, and I have been unable to locate details of the painting that was used for the stamp, so I think it is best to leave this particular bird as "unidentifiable".
5 September 2019 Thumb down Deutsche Post
Switzerland Focus on Stamps 3-2019 includes Animals around the World: 4 stamps with one featuring a presumed Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 5 September 2019 Thumb down Swiss Post
Uzbekistan Protected Fauna of Uzbekistan: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). All 4 stamps have a logo that includes a small image of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 27 August 2019 Thumb down The Postal Service of Uzbekistan
Japan Celebration: 3 stamps each featuring stylised Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 20 August 2019 Thumb down Japan Philately
Botswana Wetlands Series Part 5: Nxai Pans: 5 stamps with one featuring Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus). The falcon is carrying avian prey which is Red-headed Finch (Amadina erythrocephala). The artist informed me of the prey, as she painted it from one of her own photographs. 15 August 2019 Thumb down Botswana Post and Anja Denker
Romania Exotic Birds: 6 stamps featuring Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda), Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno), Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), Northern Royal-Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus mexicanus), Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) and Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus).
Update 17 August I carelessly misread the description of this issue and wrongly listed the top value as featuring a Hummingbird, which is actually on a FDC.
14 August 2019 Thumb down Romania Post
G-77 Chairmanship: 3 miniature sheets, one of which has stylised images of Palestine Sunbird (Cinnyris oseus) on one stamp. 8 August 2019 Thumb down Palestinian Authority Stamps
Gambia Hippos: 4 stamps and souvenir sheet. One of the Hippos has on its head a Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus). 7 August 2019 Reminder IGPC
Falkland Is. Small Birds Definitive Booklet Local Rate Reprint: single featuring Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 6 August 2019 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
China Poyang Lake: three stamps with 2 featuring flocks of birds. One has a flock of presumed Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana) in the foreground with possible Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus) behind. The 3 swans on the water to the right of the storks may be Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus). An article about the lake mentions all these species. 20 July 2019 Thumb down JX News after a sale on Delcampe
Palau Palau Conservation Society: 8 stamps with one featuring Micronesian Scrubfowl (Megapodius laperouse). A second stamp has a cloud of birds which may be Frigatebirds and Terns, but may not be specifically identifiable. A sale on Delcampe has a good image of the sheet. 14 June 2019 Thumb down IGPC
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".
???? 2019 Reminder SAPO
Sri Lanka State Vesak Festival: single stamp with 3 small images of birds which may be Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria), Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster). 17 May 2019 Reminder Sri Lanka Post
Issue dropped 16 October 2019
The Programme for 2019 includes "Europa - National Birds", a single stamp featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Update: This issue has been dropped from the programme for 2019.
May 2019 Thumb down KazPost
Azerbaijan Novruz Bayram: a sheet of 6 stamps. A few stylised Swallows decorate the borders, and one is on the bottom left stamp. It is obviously intended to be a Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), but I will wait for a better example of the species from Azerbaijan. 1 April 2019 Thumb down Stamps of the Former Soviet Union.
Malawi Vultures - unissued MS. Apparently, the Vultures issue listed in 2018 sould have included this MS, but it was withdrawn because the face value was missing. The photograph used was of a Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) which is not native to Malawi. Unissued 2018 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
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16 October 2019
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