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: Mexico, Liberia, South Georgia, PNG updated, Palestine updated, Mongolia, Ireland, Netherlands x2
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
|Papua New Guinea
||The Programme for 2016: includes a joint issue with India, which will feature national birds.
The Joint Issues website has published an image of the stamps which confims the species as
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) and
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
Update: PNG Post have published the latest predicted date.
Update: Obviously, this date has passed, but the issue has appeared on Stamps of India under "forthcoming issues".
Update: PNG Post have published the latest predicted date. Also, optimistcally, the same page announces "Rare Birds" also to be issued in August. There are plenty to choose from, and as IGPC produces some issues for PNG, it will be interesting to see what is eventually issued.
|August 2017||Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues|
|China||The Programme for 2017 includes item 19 that translates to "Magpie". Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) has appeared on earlier stamps from China, but not as the main feature.||28 August 2017||China Post|
||Landscapes: 4 stamps with one featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||15 August 2017||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
||Small Birds Definitives: 12 stamps featuring
Blackish Cinclodes (Cinclodes antarcticus),
Long-tailed Meadowlark (Sturnella loyca),
Black-chinned Siskin (Carduelis barbata),
Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera),
Cobb's Wren (Troglodytes cobbi),
Canary-winged Finch (Melanodera melanodera),
Austral Thrush (Turdus falcklandii),
Two-banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus),
Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis),
Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola maclovianus),
Rufous-chested Dotterel (Charadrius modestus) and
South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae).
The Snipe makes its first appearance on Falkland stamps, but all the others have featured on earlier stamps from the islands.
These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.
Update: A later email from Pobjoy informs us that there is also a booklet which consists of 10 x Local Rate (31p). The only image I have been sent is this one which shows Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera), with a different design. I presume that all 10 stamps in the booklet are the same.
|14 August 2017||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
||African Penguins: 7 stamps all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus).||2 August 2017||IGPC|
||Recovering Native Birds: 5 stamps featuring Campbell Teal (Anas nesiotis), Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae), New Zealand Kaka (Nestor meridionalis), Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus) and Northern Red-breasted Plover (Charadrius aquilonius).||2 August 2017||New Zealand Post|
||Birds of Canada part 2: 5 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) and Common Loon (Gavia immer). The image was taken from Details for July and August (PDF)||1 August 2017||Canada Post|
|Namibia||The Programme for 2017 includes Rollers of Namibia: 5 stamps featuring European Roller (Coracias garrulus), Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata), Racket-tailed Roller (Coracias spatulata), Rufous-crowned Roller (Coracias naevia) and Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus).||1 August 2017||NamPost|
||Death Centenary of Francis Ledwidge: single stamp featuring a Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula). The image was taken from the latest edition of The Collector (PDF) which has all the details of this issue.||27 July 2017||Irish Post|
||25th Anniversary of SEMARNAT-PROFEPA - single stamp featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||21 July 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
||Life in the North Sea: 5 stamps with one featuring Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).||17 July 2017||Dutch Post|
||Voorlinden Museum: 10 stamps with one partially featuring Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).||17 July 2017||Dutch Post|
||Birds: 2 stamps featuring Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) and Little Crake (Zapornia parva).||14 July 2017||Latvia Post and Correspondent|
||Traditional Kyrgyz Hunting: 3 stamps, with one showing hunting using a presumed Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||14 July 2017||Kyrgyz Express Post|
|New Zealand||The Great Kiwi Road Trip: 14 stamps some of which may have small images of birds.||12 July 2017||New Zealand Post|
|USA||The Art of Andrew Wyeth: 12 stamps, with one entitled "Soaring" featuring Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura).||12 July 2017||USPS|
||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs). There are no illustrations of the stamps on the WWF Stamp site yet.||10 July 2017||WWF Stamps|
|Jersey||200th Anniversary of the Kaleidoscope!: 6 stamps with kaleidoscopic images. The stamp featuring woodlands has 12 images of Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius).||10 July 2017||Jersey Post|
|Mongolia||Owls - 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).||6 July 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|Japan||Sea Creatures Series 1st Collection: 10 stamps, featuring various species of Penguin.||5 July 2017||Japan Post|
||Owls: 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and Little Owl (Athene noctua). The souvenir sheet has Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), incorrectly labelled as European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), which does appear in the border.||3 July 2017||Hungary Post|
|Spain||12 months 12 stamps: Las Palmas - a continuation of this series, this one features a small image of a pet Island Canary (Serinus canaria).||3 July 2017||Spanish Post|
||Birds: 8 stamps featuring Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica), Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola), Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis), Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona), Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) and Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus).||30 June 2017||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies|
|Isle of Man
||Coastal Birds of the Isle of Man: 6 stamps featuring Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) and Razorbill (Alca torda).||29 June 2017||Isle of Man Post|
||Introducing Caribbean Birds.
IGPC sent out a mailshot with various images including one for Nevis featuring
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus).
Update: This has now appeared on IGPC's website, so now we know Piping Plover is the only species to be shown. There is a sheet with 2 circular stamps and a souvenir sheet.
Update: Images of these stamps may be seen on the artist's website, along with similar stamps for Antigua & Barbuda, which I will not list until announced by IGPC.
|22 June 2017||IGPC|
||Brazilian Birds: 6 stamps featuring 3 new species on stamps: Araripe Manakin (Antilophia bokermanni), Blue-eyed Ground-dove (Columbina cyanopis) and Purple-winged Ground-dove (Claravis geoffroyi). This issue may eventually be found in Brazil Post's shop. Each stamp bears the logo for Birdpex 8, which is due to be held in Bad Mondorf, Luxembourg, during May 2018. This Delcampe sale features the pamphlet issued by Brazil Post.||19 June 2017||Delcampe|
||Colourful Birds. IGPC sent out a mailshot with various images including a sheet for Ghana featuring the same designs that were used on a Zambia issue of 2000. I'm in favour of recycling, but this is ridiculous!||14 June 2017||IGPC|
|Serbia||European nature protection: 2 stamps with one featuring Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca).||1 June 2017||Correspondent in Serbia|
||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor).||30 May 2017||WWF Stamps|
|Aland||The Programme for 2017 includes a single stamp commemorating Finland's centenary, featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||24 May 2017||Aland Post|
|SPM||Processing Cod: single with a few gulls. One could be Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus). The image is taken from Philinfo for May 2017. Here's a larger image of the stamp.||22 May 2017||Philinfo French Post.|
|South Africa||The Sept-Dec 2016 issue of Setempe lists Bee-eaters in the Programme for 2017. Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published an image that confirms the species as: European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides), Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) and White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides),||18 May 2017||SAPO and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Pakistan||Birds of Pakistan: postal stationery. I do not normally list postal stationery, but this issue reminds me of the single stamp that was issued in 2013, which I hoped was going to be the start of a new series. The designs on these envelopes are similar to the one issued then with a Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer). The species on these envelopes seem to be Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava), Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis), Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense), Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes) (Incorrectly labelled as Rufous-tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicura), Kashmir Nuthatch (Sitta cashmirensis), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) and Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitarius).||12 May 2017||Delcampe|
||Pallas's Cat: 4 stamps. One features a recently caught bird which may be identifiable, possibly as a Common Grasshopper-warbler (Locustella naevia)? Although the stamps have the WWF logo, this issue has not yet appeared on the WWF Stamp website.||30 April 2017||Former Soviet Union New Issues|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Fauna: single featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) and a souvenir sheet with Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).||20 April 2017||BH Post|
|Montenegro||Fauna: a single stamp featuring Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia).||30 March 2017||Montenegro Post|
||World Post Day: 4 stamps, one of which features
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).
Update: Apparently, this issue was delayed and actually issued in 2017.
|15 February 2017||Delcampe and Palestinian Authority Stamps|
|Zimbabwe||Recreational Fishing: 4 stamps. The 85c stamp has small images of birds, and the duck swimming looks like it could be Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa).||30 January 2017||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Curaçao||Year of the Rooster, 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet also with 3 stamps all featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).||28 January 2017||Cpost International|
||Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps. One features a family of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)||20 January 2017||Former Soviet Union New Issues|
||Fauna in Danger of Extinction: 4 stamps with 2 featuring
Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) and
Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis). The designer obviously switched the names on the Oilbird stamp with those on the Deer stamp.
Update: This sale on Delcampe has the Condor stamp, but states that "4 stamps were planned (a deer and a bird) only 2 released, 2 others had errors", which is a pity because an Oilbird with the wrong label is not an unusual error. I would have been happy to include it!
|9 January 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
||IGPC issued a mail shot showing new stamps in its "June issue", which included this stamp featuring Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), which does not seem to be on the IGPC website yet.||???? 2017||Notification from IGPC|
|Senegal||Environment: 2 stamps with one having a Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus).||???? 2017||Delcampe|
||Israeli Music - Children's Songs: sheet of 12 stamps - one has a Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) surrounded by cartoon-style birds.||26 August 2013||Delcampe thanks to a keen-eyed correspondent|
22 July 2017