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: Surinam updated, Peru, Belarus updated, Japan, Lithuania updated, France, Netherlands, Croatia
|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 Pigeon Fancying: 5 stamps including one with a reasonable Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||16 March 2020||Belgian Post|
|Belgium||Bpost has published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2020, which includes Buzin definitive: single featuring Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).||16 March 2020||Belgian Post|
|Finland||Birds: 4 stamps featuring Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) and White Wagtail (Motacilla alba). Unfortunately, all 4 species have appeared on earlier Finnish stamps, though these are an improvement. I notice none of the species is named on the stamps, so perhaps this image is an early version of the issue.||12 March 2020||Image sent by correspondent|
|Czechia||The programme for 2020 includes "Songbirds in our neighborhood", probably 2 stamps, but with no further details.||11 March 2020||Czechia Post|
|Luxembourg||I have received the programme for 2020 which includes "Special series: the 100th anniversary of Bird protection society", but with no further details. We may hear early news about this issue from Birdlife International's partner in Luxembourg.||10 March 2020||PhilatéLux|
||Cabinet of Curiosities: booklet of 12 stamps with one featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).||6 March 2020||Phil-Ouest|
||The Programme for 2020 includes
Bird of the Year, single featuring
Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).
Update An image of the stamp has been published.
|3 March 2020||Belposta|
||Spring greeting: 10 stamps, with three featuring small images of Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) and probable Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).||21 February 2020||Japan Philately|
||Animals of the World - Reflections: booklet of 12 stamps with 4 stamps featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) and European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus).||10 February 2020||Phil-Ouest|
The Plan for 2020 (PDF), last page, includes at item 2 a phrase
which translates to "Lithuanian Red Book. Birds": single stamp but with no details.
Update I have received this image which confirms the species is Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus).
|31 January 2020||Lithuania Post and Correspondent|
|Belgium||Bpost has published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2020, which includes Buzin definitive: single featuring Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis).||27 January 2020||Belgian Post|
||In its latest bulletin, Guernsey Post has published brief details of its 2020 programmes.
The one for Alderney includes "Definitives: Alderney Birds"
but with no further details.
Update Images have been published in Guernsey Post's magazine. The low values feature Dunnock (Prunella modularis), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros), Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).
The higher values feature Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus).
|21 January 2020||Guernsey Post|
||Sealife: 6 stamps with one featuring Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).||21 January 2020||Guernsey Post|
||Limicole: single featuring Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2020.||20 January 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
||Fauna of Peru: 2 stamps featuring Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana) and Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus).||13 January 2020||Delcampe and Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2020.|
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|
||Experience Nature: sheet with 10 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus), Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).||2 January 2020||Correspondent and Dutch Post|
||Aigrette Dimorphe: single featuring Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2020.||2 January 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
||Sky of Terre Adélie: single featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2020.||2 January 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
||Amsterdam Albatross: single featuring Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2020.||2 January 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
||The Programme for 2019 includes "Nature ss x16".
The details of this issue have been released in
this PDF. The 6 birds are listed as
Burnished-buff Tanager (Tangara cayana),
Rose-breasted Chat (Granatellus pelzelni),
Caica Parrot (Pionopsitta caica),
Yellow-hooded Blackbird (Chrysomus icterocephalus),
Spotted Tanager (Tangara punctata) and
Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica).
Update: I overlooked the seventh bird Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus).
|27 December 2019||Suriname Stamps and Notification from IPA|
||Departments of Colombia Putumayo: sheet with 12 stamps, one of which has Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).||27 December 2019||4-72: Colombia Post|
||Departments of Colombia Caquetá: sheet with 12 stamps, one of which has Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus). Also, the top left stamp has Caqueta's coat of arms which features a presumed Blue-knobbed Curassow (Crax alberti). The statue on the top right stamp has the same species "El Paujil", the local name for a Curassow.||20 December 2019||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Artsakh (Armenian post)
||Artsakh Fauna. birds: 4 stamps featuring Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus), despite the name on the stamp, Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Great Tit (Parus major) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). This fine quartet of stamps has persuaded me to collect some issues of this disputed territory. Other issues will follow.||19 December 2019||Delcampe and Artsakhpost|
||Europa: one souvenir sheet of 3 stamps featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). The Europa logo is not on the stamps, just on the sheet. A sale on Delcampe has the issue date of 18th December||19 December 2019||Delcampe and Europa Stamps|
||Roller: single featuring Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis). Some authorties list this as Indochinese Roller (Coracias affinis).||12 December 2019||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||87 reasons to know the Department of Santander: single with a complex design that incudes a stylised image of a Hummingbird.||12 December 2019||4-72: Colombia Post|
||Magnificent Birds of Vanuatu: 4 stamps featuring Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans), Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).||11 December 2019||Vanuatu Post|
||Kyzylkum State Reserve: 6 stamps one of which has Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis).||10 December 2019||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
||Stork: a souvenir sheet with a single stamp featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). The photograph was posted on Facebook on the given date.||7 December 2019||Azermarka's Facebook.|
|TAAF||King Penguins: a block with two stamps both featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). The image was taken from the December issue of Philinfo||28 November 2019||Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .|
|Korea (S)||Falconry: two stamps featuring Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus).||27 November 2019||Korea Post|
|Mongolia||Intangible Cultural Heritage - 5 stamps and 2 MSs. One of the stamps features hunting with Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||22 November 2019||Mongol Stamps|
||Landscapes II - 7 stamps with two featuring Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) and Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus).||18 November 2019||Mongol Stamps|
|France||Île Tromelin: single featuring Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) and Red-footed Booby (Sula sula). The image is taken from Philinfo for November.||12 November 2019||Philinfo French Post.|
|China||Solar Terms (4): 6 stamps with 1 featuring small images of Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica).||8 November 2019||Chinese Stamps|
|Sweden||Stamp News for November includes Small Birds coil stamps, a single featuring European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella).||7 November 2019||Swedish Post and Delcampe|
|Sweden||Stamp News for November includes Christmas tree decorations, 10 stamps, one of which has a very stylised, and almost unrecognisable Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula).||7 November 2019||Swedish Post and Delcampe|
|Japan||Traditional color series Vol. 3 63 yen: 10 stamps with one featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||6 November 2019||Japan Philately|
|Aruba||Feathers: 4 stamps featuring American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) and Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).||31 October 2019||PostAruba|
|Poland||The Programme for 2019 includes "Polish Birds": 4 stamps, but with no further details.
Update: An updated list of Polish stamps for 2019 includes "2019.10.xx. Birds of Singapore and Poland", 2 stamps, though this is subject to change.
Update: The issue has appeared on the Polish Post web site, and, as expected, features Oriental Pied-Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).
|30 October 2019||KZP and Polish Post|
|Isle of Man||Christmas: 10 stamps, at least one has European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).||28 October 2019||IoM Post|
||Christmas: issued in a booklet, one of the stamps has a small image of a European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). A sale on Delcampe shows more detail.||17 October 2019||Irish Post and Delcampe|
|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||Phil'info French Post|
|Surinam||The Programme for 2019 includes "Parrots and Cockatoos" 12 stamps.
Update: The details of this issue have appeared online, and as expected, I think the birds are all from the Australian region. They are listed as: D Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata, 4.00 Cacatua sulphurea, 6.00 Cacatua tenuirostris, 7.00 Callocephalon fimbriatum, 9.00 Calyptorhynchus banksii, 10.00 Calyptorhynchus baudinii, 11.00 Calyptorhynchus funereus, 12.00 Calyptorhynchus lathami, 14.00 Calyptorhynchus latirostris, 18.00 Eolophus roseicapilla, 20.00 Nymphicus hollandicus and 22.00 Probosciger atterimus, though I have not checked if they are correct.
|9 October 2019||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||Japan Philately|
|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||Guernsey Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Croatian Homeland War - Special Police Units: 21 stamps and 4 labels. Three of the badges have birds, including one which has a possible Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo). A very white stork and a heron may be ignored.||29 September 2019||Croatia Post and Delcampe|
|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||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||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||IGPC|
|USA||Walt Whitman: single with a small image of a Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus).||14 September 2019||Virtual Stamp Club|
|Belize||30th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Belize: 3 stamps with one featuring
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) and
Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea).
Update This article gives the date of issue, and here's a better image of the full issue.
|12 September 2019||Phila Mirror and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Grenada||Roseate Spoonbill: 2 items comprising 6 stamps, all featuring Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja).||8 September 2019||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
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||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||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||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|Japan||Celebration: 3 stamps each featuring stylised Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||20 August 2019||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||Botswana Post and Anja Denker|
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||Romania Post|
|Palestine||G-77 Chairmanship: 3 miniature sheets, one of which has stylised images of Palestine Sunbird (Cinnyris oseus) on one stamp.||8 August 2019||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||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||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||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||IGPC|
|China||Children's Games: 4 stamps with 1 featuring a small image of Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica).||1 June 2019||Chinese Stamps|
||75 years of the peripheral clinic Isla Po'i: souvenir sheet with one stamp featuring Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus).||31 May 2019||Paraguay Post|
|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".
21 January 2020