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: Jersey, Poland, Colombia updated, Romania, SPM, Papua New Guinea updated, France updated, Singapore updated again
Expected lateradded
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
25 Years of the Darwin Initiative: 6 stamps with one featuring Mangrove Finch (Geospiza heliobates). This issue was described in the Spring 2017 edition of the Jersey Stamp Bulletin and I hope to show a scan soon. 14 June 2017 Thumb down Jersey Post
Japanese paintings: sheet with 10 stamps. One stamp has Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor). 7 June 2017 Thumb down Japan Post
United Nations
World Environment Day: 6 stamps with one featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). Details appeared in UNPA's "Fascination Philatelic Bulletin No. 122" 5 June 2017 Thumb down UNPA
Aland The Programme for 2017 includes a single stamp commemorating Finland's centenary, featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 24 May 2017 Reminder Aland Post
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 Reminder Philinfo French Post.
South Africa The Sept-Dec 2016 issue of Setempe lists Bee-eaters in the Programme for 2017. A sample stamp seems to feature European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). I expect the set will comprise 5 stamps. Other likely species could include 4 of the following: White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides), Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus), Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus) or Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides). 18 May 2017 Reminder SAPO
Finland Linns has summarised the Programme for 2017 which includes "a souvenir sheet of four stamps featuring migratory birds by designer Erik Bruun".
Update: A correspondent has sent me images which shows the birds are Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca), Brant (Branta bernicla) and Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis).
9 May 2017 Reminder Linns and Correspondent
150th Anniversary of the birth of Wladyslaw Reymont: single featuring a small flock of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). A high quality version of the portrait may be seen here. 7 May 2017 Reminder Polish Post
Great Britain
Better image added 8 April 2017
Norvic Philatelics Blog has summarised the Programme for 2017 which includes "Songbirds" but with no further details. Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has confirmed that this will be a 10-stamp issue, and has published an image of one of the stamps - Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).
Update: Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published images of the whole set. In addition to the Wren, others species are: Great Tit (Parus major), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) and Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella).
Update: Here's a better image of the set.
4 May 2017 Reminder Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Isle of Man
Food Matters on the Isle of Man: 6 stamps. Some have very small images of birds. I am most hopeful that the one on the 98p stamp could be a Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina). 3 May 2017 Reminder Isle of Man Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Japan Natural Monument series 2nd collection: sheet with 10 stamps with 2 featuring Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) and Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus). 28 April 2017 Reminder Japan Post
Species added 19 April 2017
Extra species added 20 April 2017
The Kingfishers: 4 stamps featuring Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata), Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting), Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus) and White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis). This issue has appeared on the Singapore Post web site. I think the flying kingfisher on the 70c stamp looks most like a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). 26 April 2017 Reminder Jodarl Collections and Singapore Post
Issuing country corrected (not TAAF!) 21 April 2017
Jean-Baptiste Charcot: single featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and presumed Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea). The issue was announced in Phil'info for April, 2017 24 April 2017 Thumb down French Post
Recently Extinct Species: 4 stamps with one featuring the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). 21 April 2017 Thumb down Romania Post
Bosnia Herzegovina
Fauna: single featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) and a souvenir sheet with Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). 20 April 2017 Reminder BH Post
Date confirmed 23 April 2017
Risaralda's 50th Anniversary: 2 stamps with one featuring Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta). Source image. 7 April 2017 Reminder 4-72: Colombia Post
Papua New Guinea
Issue announced in Stamps of India 21 April 2017
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".
3 April 2017 Thumb down Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues
Issue date confirmed 16 April 2017
Lighthouses and Birds: 4 stamps featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia arubensis), Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae), Blue-crowned Parakeet (Psittacara acuticaudatus) and Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii). Clements v5 listed this as a subspecies of Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus), 1 April 2017 Tick Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps
Poland The China Philatelic Information Network has published 2017 issue programmes for various countries. The Google translation for the Polish programme has "Polish Birds" but with no further details. April 2017 Reminder The China Philatelic Information Network
Birds definitives: 9 stamps featuring 7 species. These are Common Crane (Grus grus), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 30 March 2017 Reminder The Postal Service of Uzbekistan
Montenegro Fauna: a single stamp featuring Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). 30 March 2017 Reminder Montenegro Post
United Nations 34th Asian International Stamp Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps. One features Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae). The image was taken from Bulletin 121 (PDF) 30 March 2017 Thumb down UNPA
Flora and Fauna of Kyrgyzstan: 2 stamps with one featuring Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). 25 March 2017 Reminder Natural Science Stamps
Belarus Bird of the Year: single featuring Crested Lark (Galerida cristata). 22 March 2017 Tick Belarus Post
Japan Beautiful Japan: 6 stamps with 4 featuring ancient paintings which include images of possible Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica), Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis), Japanese Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata) and Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). Here's a a full view of the work which includes all 4 birds. I extracted this image of the finch, or is it a bunting? The identity of this particular bird may vary, as it is not exactly right for Oriental Greenfinch. 17 March 2017 Tick Japan Post
Surinam Birds: 12 stamps featuring species listed as Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus), Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus), Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway), Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus), Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus), Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata)*, Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis), Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)*, Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis)* and Dusky-legged Guan (Penelope obscura)*. Some of these identities will need checking because some of these species marked "*" are not found in Surinam. 15 March 2017 Tick Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Czech Rep. Jihlava Zoo: 5 stamps with one featuring Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus). These may be a "private" issue by the zoo, because the email address for purchasing them is 9 March 2017 Thumb down Czech Post
Caribbean Netherlands Birds of St. Eustatius: 4 stamps featuring Northern Parula (Parula americana), Royal Tern (Sterna maxima), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia). 3 March 2017 Tick WOPA Stamps
Caribbean Netherlands Lighthouses of Bonaire: 4 stamps with one featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). 3 March 2017 Thumb down WOPA Stamps
USA Work Projects Administration (WPA) Posters: a set of 10, one of them based on this poster has Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). 7 February 2017 Thumb down USPS
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 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Spain Spanish Activity in Antarctica: single which features a Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). 30 January 2017 Thumb down Spanish Post
Curaçao Year of the Rooster, 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet also with 3 stamps all featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 28 January 2017 Thumb down Cpost International
Serbia Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 27 January 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
India Indian Wildlife: 6 stamps based on children's paintings. Two stamps feature Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). A third stamp has white "Cranes", though they look like egrets. Unfortunately, one has a leg which appears to bend in the wrong direction, and another has a bill that belongs on an Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)! 25 January 2017 Thumb down India Post and Commonwealth Stamps blog
Croatia The 2017 Programme: includes a WWF issue with presumably 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). A correspondent has sent me this image of the 4 stamps 23 January 2017 Tick Croatia Post
Indonesia Year of the Rooster: 3 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). There is also a souvenir sheet. This issue was announced by Pos Indonesia. 21 January 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Issue date confirmed 16 April 2017
Birds of Prey: 4 stamps featuring Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) despite the name on the stamp, Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus). 16 January 2017 Reminder Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps
Peru 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. 9 January 2017 Reminder Natural Science Stamps
India Splendours of India: 12 stamps and 13 miniature sheets. One stamp and ms features the Peacock Gate, and therefore has a reasonable likeness of an Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 1 January 2017 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Qatar Qatar National Day: souvenir sheet with 2 stamps, one has Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). 18 December 2016 Thumb down Qatar Post
Serbia Children's Stamps: 4 stamps with 3 featuring stylised White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 9 November 2016 Thumb down Correspondent
Anguilla National Symbols: 8 stamps with 1 featuring Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita). 10 October 2016 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
World Post Day: 4 stamps, one of which features Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). 9 October 2016 Reminder Delcampe
El Salvador
Ties of Friendship between the Republic of El Salvador and Taiwan: 2 stamps with one featuring Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa). ???? 2016 Thumb down Delcampe
Cuba Pico Torquino National Park: 4 stamps with one featuring Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena). ???? 2016 Thumb down Delcampe
Trinidad and Tobago 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Trinidad and China: 4 stamps with 2 featuring probable Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) and Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber).
Update: I was beginning to wonder if this was ever issued, but sales on Ebay imply that it was: presentation folder.
20 June 2014 Thumb down Delcampe and Ebay
France Treasures of Philately: a souvenir sheet of 5 stamps featuring a stamp issued in 1947 with an unidentifiable gull. 16 June 2014 Thumb down French Post
New Caledonia
One Tree, One Day, One Life: single with some flying birds that could be White-rumped Swiftlet (Aerodramus spodiopygius). 25 September 2012 Tick Colnect.
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28 April 2017
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