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: Netherlands, El Salvador, AAT, Jersey updated
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
|Slovenia||The Programme for 2021 includes Europa: 2 stamps. I have been informed that one should feature Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).||28 May 2021||Slovenia Post and Correspondent|
|Slovakia||Europa single featuring Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).||7 May 2021||Slovakia Post.|
|Finland||Europa 3 stamps, one featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).||28 April 2021||Europa Stamps.|
||Europa 2 stamps, both featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||26 April 2021||Europa Stamps.|
|Bosnia Herzegovina (Croat)||The programme for 2021 includes Europa which should be 2 stamps, both featuring Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). Male on one stamp and female on the other.||5 April 2021||Croatian Post Mostar|
|Namibia||I have received a copy of the programme for 2021 which includes Snipes of Namibia: 3 stamps featuring Great Snipe (Gallinago media), Greater Painted-snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) and African Snipe (Gallinago nigripennis).||16 March 2021||NamPost|
||Arts Fellowship: 4 stamps with one for photography having a small image of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 370.||16 March 2021||Australia Post|
The early part of the
programme for 2021 includes "EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife: Jersey Seabirds and Marine Life" but with no further details.
Update Details of this issue have been published and feature two birds: Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) and Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus).
|11 March 2021||Jersey Stamps|
||100 years Dürrenmatt: single with a pet Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).||4 March 2021||Swiss Post|
|Kyrgyzstan||The Programme for 2021 includes Bird of the Year: single featuring Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), and now includes an image.||Q1 2021||Email from Kyrgyz Express Post|
The programme for 2021 includes "Bird of the Year", single stamp, but with no further details.
Update The plan has been updated to include the species: Eurasian Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus).
Update And here is an image of the stamp.
|2 March 2021||Belpost|
|Liechtenstein||Songbirds: 4 stamps featuring Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), Citril Finch (Serinus citrinella), Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) and Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio).||1 March 2021||Liechtenstein Post|
||The latest in this series shows fauna of The Onlanden Nature Reserve and includes 3 birds: Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope).||22 February 2021||Postnl|
|Japan||Spring greeting 84 yen: 6 stamps, with one featuring probable Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus).||19 February 2021||Japan Philately|
|Alderney||50th anniversary of decimalisation of the currency: 6 stamps. The 95p stamp has a coin with a flying Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) framed by two birds of the same species. A similar stamp was issued by Guernsey in a set of 16 stamps in 1979.||15 February 2021||Guernsey Post|
|France||Animal footprints: Booklet with 12 stamps includes those purported to be of Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).||12 February 2021||Le Carré D'Encre|
|Isle of Man||Show Birds: 6 stamps showing domesticated cage birds based on the following species: Island Canary (Serinus canaria), Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae), Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), Hybrid Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea), Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis) and Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata).||9 February 2021||IoM Post|
|Surinam||I have received by email the
Provisional Programme for 2021. It includes "Penguins": 6 stamps but with no further details.
Update 4 February 2021 I have received full details which show that the 6 species are listed as Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), Fiordland Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), Snares Penguin (Eudyptes robustus), Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli), Erect-crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) and White-flippered Penguin (Eudyptula minor albosignata). See what Wikipedia has to say about this bird.
|3 February 2021||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies Ltd.|
|Aland||Songbirds: 4 franking labels featuring Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) and Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs). (I listed this last November, but have apparently lost the entry).||2 February 2021||Aland Stamps|
|Sweden||400th Anniversary of Gothenburg: 5 stamps, one has a few gulls, which may include Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) and European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus).||14 January 2021||Sweden Post and Delcampe|
|Caribbean Netherlands||Three sales have appeared on Ebay featuring birds of the Netherlands, but issued with names of the 3 islands of the Caribbean Netherlands.
They have not yet featured on WOPA+. They seem to be based on images that were printed in
Nederlandsche vogelen (Dutch Birds) published between 1770 and 1829.
Birds (Bonaire): 24 stamps featuring
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea),
Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica),
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos),
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus),
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus),
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus),
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris),
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus),
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena),
Great Bustard (Otis tarda),
Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus),
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides),
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus),
European Robin (Erithacus rubecula),
Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus),
Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix),
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis),
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) (female),
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia),
Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica),
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata),
Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus),
Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) and
Indian Peafowlhttps://delcampe-static.net/img_large/auction/001/175/640/769_001.jpg?v=1 (Pavo cristatus) (male).
Birds (Saba): 24 stamps featuring Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Eurasian Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes), Common Swift (Apus apus), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius), Common Loon (Gavia immer), Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus), Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus), Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Willow Tit (Poecile montanus), Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) and Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo).
Birds (St. Eustatius): 24 stamps featuring Little Owl (Athene noctua), Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus), Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus). Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca), Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix), Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra), Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis), Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana), Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula), Common Crane (Grus grus), Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) and Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus).
|TAAF||Aviso la meurthe à Crozet: single featuring probable Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021.||2 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|Colombia||Seventh series National Natural Parks of Colombia: sheet with 10 stamps, one of which has Northern Screamer (Chauna chavaria).||29 December 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Ukraine||Ukrainian Folk Costumes: sheet of 6 stamps, the top left one has a small image of what could be Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus).||24 December 2020||Email from Ukraine Post|
|Russia||New Year: single has a small image of a Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula).||3 December 2020||Rusmarka|
|Bosnia Herzegovina (Croat)||250th Anniversary of Beethoven: 2 stamps featuring small images of European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) and Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).||16 December 2020||Croatian Post Mostar and Europa Stamps Blog|
|TAAF||Celebrating 65 years of TAAF: sheet with 5 stamps. Each represents a part of the territory and has an outline image of a bird, so I assume the species are White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), on 2 stamps, Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from Phil'Info for November 2020.||?? December 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|Turkey||Definitives - Istanbul: 2 stamps with one featuring probable Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus). If this link does not work, go to the issue, from the home page, click on "definitive stamps" and look for "Istanbul".||24 November 2020||Turkey Post|
|Dominica||Wildlife of Dominica: 7 stamps with two featuring Red-necked Parrot (Amazona arausiaca) and Imperial Parrot (Amazona imperialis). The latter also appears on the Dominican flag on the high value stamp, but it should be noted that "This item will be released shortly". More details are on the Commonwealth Stamps Opinion website||18 November 2020||IGPC|
|Cayman Is.||Definitives: 12 stamps with one featuring West Indian Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arborea).||18 November 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Japan||Animal Series Vol. 3: 10 stamps, with two featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha).||16 November 2020||Japan Philately|
|Japan||Animal Series Vol. 3: 10 stamps, with one featuring Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus).||16 November 2020||Japan Philately|
Programme for 2020 includes "Penguins": 5 stamps but with no further details
Update I have received details of this issue. The 5 stamps feature King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus).
|4 November 2020||Suriname Stamps|
|New Caledonia||Christmas: single with birds delivering Christmas gifts! Species seem to be Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra) and Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra). The image is taken from Phil'Info for November 2020.||4 November 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|Christmas Is.||Christmas: 2 stamps with this one having the usual assortment of local birds, including Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi), Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus), Christmas Island Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula whartoni), Christmas Island Hawk-Owl (Ninox natalis), presumed Abbott's Booby (Sula abbotti) and White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 368.||30 October 2020||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Colombia||Fifth series National Natural Parks of Colombia: sheet with 10 stamps, one of which has Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja).||30 October 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Gambia||Yellow-collared Lovebird: 2 blocks with 4 stamps featuring Yellow-collared Lovebird (Agapornis personatus).||30 October 2020||IGPC|
|Gambia||Southern Ground Hornbill: block with 4 stamps featuring Southern Ground-Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri).||30 October 2020||IGPC|
|Gambia||Somali Ostrich: block with 4 stamps featuring Ostrich (Struthio camelus). Many recent listings recognise the Somali Ostrich as a full species.||30 October 2020||IGPC|
|Colombia||Departments of Colombia - Bolivar: sheet with 12 stamps, one of which has Blue-knobbed Curassow (Crax alberti).||29 October 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Kazakhstan||Pearls of Kazakhstan. West Altai Nature Reserve: one souvenir sheet of 3 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo).||23 October 2020||KazPost|
|Japan||World of Art Series Vol.2: 10 stamps, with one featuring Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).||16 October 2020||Japan Philately|
|USA||Winter Scenes: 10 designs with 3 featuring Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), Barred Owl (Strix varia) and Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata).||16 October 2020||Virtual Stamp Club|
|Turkey||Fractals in Nature: 4 stamps with one featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||15 October 2020||Turkey Post|
|Colombia||The Magdalena, river of the homeland Fourth series Independence of Colombia Bicentennial 2019-2023: sheet of 12 stamps with one indistinct river scene with a few birds, including an obvious Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).||15 October 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Caribbean Netherlands||Currency change to Dollars: 5 blocks, each having 8 stamps. Unfortunately, the birds featured are obscured by the stamps and are difficult to identify.||10 October 2020||WOPA|
|Saudi Arabia||Falcons: souvenir sheet and 3 stamps featuring Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) and Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus). Saudi Post announced this issue here.||17 August 2020||Ebay and Saudi Post|
|Papua New Guinea||Birds of Paradise: this long-awaited issue has re-appeared.
There are no details and the anticipated date is "July"
Update 12 Oct The latest news from Post PNG:"Birds of Paradise, Bilums (string bags), and Saltwater Crocodiles on the drawing board. If all goes well, we hope to release by end of November, 2020."
|???? 2020 (2021?)||Post PNG|
|St. Vincent & the Grenadines||Black Vulture: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus).||5 March 2020||IGPC|
||Talapo: single stamp featuring Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa).||???? 2019||Bombay Stamps|
28 February 2021