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: Japan, Antigua & Barbuda x2, Marshall Is., Romania, Japan, Colombia, Latvia updated, Bosnia Herzegovina
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||100 Years of Historic Monuments Natural Monument Protection : 10 stamps, with one featuring Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana).||17 July 2020||Japan Philately|
||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.
|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|
The programme for 2020 includes "Songbirds in our neighborhood", probably 2 stamps, but with no further details.
Update Details have been published in the illustrated Issue Plan. The two stamps feature Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius), Common Raven (Corvus corax), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) and Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris).
|17 June 2020||Czechia Post|
|Netherlands||The series Experience Nature continues with Coastal Birds. I have downloaded this thumbnail image, from which most of the species may be identified. I think they are: Unidentified, probable Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus), Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), possible Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), possible Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus), Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris), Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), probable Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) and Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus).||15 June 2020||Correspondent|
|Japan||Natural monument series Vol.5: 10 stamps, with three featuring Crested Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis cheela), Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda) and Ryukyu Scops-Owl (Otus elegans).||10 June 2020||Japan Philately|
|Surinam||The Programme for 2020 includes "Birds": 12 stamps but with no further details||3 June 2020||Suriname Stamps|
|Belarus||Future issues includes "Seasonal Variations": 6 stamps with 2 featuring Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus).||1 June 2020||Belarus Post|
|Japan||Summer greeting 84 yen: 10 stamps, with one featuring a "seagull" that may not have been photographed in Japan. The Japanese name given on the page is which is given as the Japanese name for Mew Gull (Larus canus).||1 June 2020||Japan Philately|
||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|
||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|
|Cocos (Keeling) Islands||Booby Birds: 3 stamps featuring Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) and Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 365.||12 May 2020||Australia Post|
||Ancient postal routes: 2 stamps featuring message-carrying Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||8 May 2020||BH Post|
|Australia||Bird emblems of the Australian states: 6 stamps featuring Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Brolga (Grus rubicunda), Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) and Black Swan (Cygnus atratus). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 364.||21 April 2020||Australia Post and 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 I have received by email the Programme for 2020 which confirms this issue but the date has been brought forward.
|2 April 2020||Helge Denker and Nampost|
|Antigua & Barbuda
||Mallard: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).||1 April 2020||IGPC|
|Antigua & Barbuda
||Turkey Vultures: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura).||1 April 2020||IGPC|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Peacock: souvenir sheet with one stamp featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||27 March 2020||BH Post|
||Risaralda 2020: sheet with 10 stamps, featuring 9 birds, listed as: Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Oroaetus isidori), Subtropical Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis), Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana), Striolated Manakin (Machaeropterus striolatus), Golden-headed Manakin (Pipra erythrocephala), Olive-headed Brush-Finch (Atlapetes flaviceps), Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax), Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys) and Indigo-winged Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi).||20 March 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|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|
|Antigua & Barbuda||Mallard Duck: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).||??? 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|
31 May 2020