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: Uzbekistan, Palau, New Zealand, Malawi, Grenada, Tuvalu, Gambia, Guernsey, Japan
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
|Poland||The Programme for 2019 includes "Polish Birds": 4 stamps, but with no further details.||November 2019||KZP|
||Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet 5: 6 stamps with the one for "I" featuring Australian Ibis (Threskiornis molucca). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 361.||22 October 2019||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Estonia||The Programme for 2019 includes "Bird of the Year":single featuring Eurasian Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus).||17 October 2019||Estonia Post|
|Surinam||The Programme for 2019 includes "Parrots and Cockatoos" 12 stamps.||9 October 2019||Suriname Stamps|
||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|
||A correspondent in Italy has informed me that the Europa issue will consist of 2 stamps featuring
Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata) and
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis). No images have been published, nor has the date been confirmed.
Update: Europa Stamps has changed the date for this issue.
|4 October 2019||Correspondent and Europa Stamps Blog|
||Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery: 5 stamps with one featuring Great Egret (Ardea alba). A closer view of the set reveals that the Egret seems to be accompanied by a White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae).||2 October 2019||New Zealand Post|
||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|
|Uruguay||The Programme for 2019 includes "Spring Series - Flowers with birds and insects": 4 stamps||October 2019||Uruguay Post|
||Habitats Restored: 6 stamps with 4 featuring South Georgia Pipit (Anthus antarcticus), White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) and Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||20 September 2019||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
|Isle of Man
||Town and Country Birds: 8 stamps featuring House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Coal Tit (Periparus ater), Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe), Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola), Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) and Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula).||19 September 2019||Isle of Man Post|
||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|
||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|
||Roseate Spoonbill: 2 items comprising 6 stamps, all featuring Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja).||8 September 2019||IGPC|
|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|
||Nature Protection - Zoological Gardens IV: sheet with 5 stamps and 3 labels. One of the stamps has Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) and one of the labels has Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax). The border also features Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca).||4 September 2019||Czechia Post|
|Jersey||Links with China: Woodland Wildlife - 6 stamps with 3 featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes).||2 September 2019||Latest Stamp Bulletin from Jersey Stamps|
||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|
||Iraqi Birds: 4 stamps featuring Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) and Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes).||25 August 2019||Correspondent|
|Japan||Autumn greetings 63 yen: 10 stamps with 2 featuring Great Tit (Parus major minor) and Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea). Autumn greetings 84 yen: 10 stamps with one featuring Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)!||23 August 2019||Japan Philately|
||Caves in Malaysia: 3 stamps with one featuring Black-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus maximus). Here's a good view of the three stamps.||22 August 2019||Malaysia Post|
||Europa: single featuring
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus).
Update Georgia Post has published in Georgian a page featuring this stamp. The Google translation of this page makes no mention of a second stamp, but perhaps this page was put together hastily to get the stamp included in the PostEurop competition. The date on the page (May 16) might refer to the intended issue date, but I have not seen any sales of this stamp.
Update I have been sent this image of the full issue which is apparently now available for purchase, but it has not appeared on Georgia Post's website. The second stamp in the issue features Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). The same image was used on a 2002 stamp issued with the name "Guinea". A detailed view of the source picture by Gould reveals that the prey is House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), and a second Sparrow is flying away just below the tail of the perched Sparrowhawk.
Update This FDC gives the date.
|20 August 2019||PostEurop and Georgia Post|
||Celebration: 3 stamps each featuring stylised Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||20 August 2019||Japan Philately|
||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|
||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|
|Japan||Animal Series Vol. 2 (62 yen): 10 stamps with sketches based on illustrations found on this page. Bird-like creatures include an unidentifiable hawk, probable Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) and possible Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica). The 82 yen stamps include some farm-yard geese and ducks, an unidentifiable owl, possible Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides) and definite Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||30 July 2019||Japan Philately|
|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 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|
|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".
|Belize||30th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Belize: 3 stamps with one featuring Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) and presumed Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea). I hope to see better images of all 3 stamps.||???? 2019||Phila Mirror|
||Suwarrow Atoll National Park: sheet of 6 stamps featuring probable Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) and Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster). The souvenir sheet has a nestling Frigatebird. All of the stamps bear the logo of the Cook Islands National Environment Service which features Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda).||30 May 2019||Philatelic Collector Inc. and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Kazakhstan||The Programme for 2019 includes "Europa - National Birds", a single stamp featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||May 2019||KazPost|
|Malawi||"Malawi Wildlife": a mini-sheet of 6 stamps. The Buffalo seems to have at least one Oxpecker on its nose. A better view might reveal whether it is Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) or Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus). Both are possible, but the latter is more likely. Commonwealth Stamps Opinion reported the date of issue as 24 April 2019, but this cover may be showing the intended date, although the stamps all have "2018". Confusingly, I had received an email from Malawi Post early in April informing me that there would be a new issue of " 'endangered animals' on 27 April 2019". The source image confirms that the birds are indeed Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus).||27 April 2019||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Delcampe|
|Azerbaijan||Novruz Bayram: a sheet of 6 stamps. A few stylised Swallows decorate the borders, and one is on the bottom left stamp. It is obviously intended to be a Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), but I will wait for a better example of the species from Azerbaijan.||1 April 2019||Stamps of the Former Soviet Union.|
||Vultures - unissued MS. Apparently, the Vultures issue listed in 2018 sould have included this MS, but it was withdrawn because the face value was missing. The photograph used was of a Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) which is not native to Malawi.||Unissued 2018||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
20 September 2019