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: Great Britain updated, Ecuador, Spain updated, Great Britain updated, Guyana, Surinam updated, Portugal, Grenada
Expected lateradded
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Namibia Francolins of Namibia: 4 stamps featuring Swainson's Francolin (Pternistis swainsonii), Orange River Francolin (Scleroptila gutturalis), Coqui Francolin (Peliperdix coqui) and Crested Francolin (Dendroperdix sephaena). 18 May 2018 Reminder Notification from NamPost
Species added 23 February 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes "3 rare birds" with no further details. I presume this will be issued to promote Birdpex 8.
Update: A correspondent has informed me that the species in this issue should be Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), Eurasian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) and Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). No image yet, and disappointingly not "rare", though perhaps Bluethroat is locally rare.
15 May 2018 Reminder Notification from Luxembourg Post and Correspondent
Great Britain
Date revised 7 March 2018
Species added 14 March 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes "Owls" with no further details. In addition to the Barn Owl which has featured on 7 earlier GB stamps, there are 4 other owls which might feature.
Update: Norphil's blog reports that this issue has been brought forward.
Update: Poor images have been published and reveal that the owls featured are Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Little Owl (Athene noctua), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). Each species is represented by an adult and an owlet, making 10 stamps.
11 May 2018 Reminder Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Iceland The Programme for 2018 includes an issue commemorating the 250th death anniversary of Eggert Ólafsson, a single stamp that features a European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis). Here is a page with the illustration of the bird. Toppskarfur is its Icelandic name. 26 April 2018 Reminder Iceland Post
Great Britain
Only 1 bird 8 March 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes "Reintroduced Species" with no further details. A sample of the set has been published by Commonwealth Stamps Opinion, featuring an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
Update: Images for this set have been published, and Royal Mail has updated its page. Sadly, Osprey is the only bird.
17 April 2018 Reminder Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Papua New Guinea
The Programme for 2018 includes "Rare Birds - Birdpex 2018" but with no further details. I hope we will have news of this before Birdpex starts on May 19th, and that the designer chooses correct photographs of the intended species. 16 April 2018 Reminder Post PNG
Date amended 9 March 2018
12 months 12 stamps: León - a continuation of this series, this one features a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
Update: A correspondent has informed me that this stamp is due to be issued in April.
2 April 2018 Reminder Spanish Post
Estonia The Programme for 2018 includes the bird of the year: Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). 30 March 2018 Reminder Estonia Post
Image added 21 February 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes the bird of the year: European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis).
Update: Belpost has published an image of the stamp.
27 March 2018 Reminder Belpost
Finches of Australia: 4 stamps featuring Blue-faced Parrotfinch (Erythrura trichroa), Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii), Star Finch (Neochmia ruficauda) and Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 352. 16 March 2018 Reminder Australia Post.
United Nations
Endangered Species: 3 sets of 4 stamps with one set featuring Red-crested Turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus). Details appeared in UNPA's "Fascination Philatelic Bulletin No. 125" 2 March 2018 Thumb down UNPA
Japan My traveling stamp letter book (Fuji): sheet with 5 pairs of stamps. One stamp has probable Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus). 2 March 2018 Thumb down Japan Post
Falkland Is.
Falkland Shipwrecks Part 2: 4 stamps 2 of which have small images of birds. The birds perched on the Glengowan seem to be all Rock Shag (Phalacrocorax magellanicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 2 March 2018 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Lotus: 2 stamps, one featuring a ghostly image of Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis), which may be seen clearly on the associated booklet. The image was taken from Details for March and April (PDF). Associated text: "Stamp designers Gary Beelik and Kristine Do of Parcel used watercolour portraits by Eunike Nugroho to depict different bloom phases in a set of connected (se-tenant) stamps. The blue background evokes a watery habitat, while a spot gloss varnish reveals a Chinese Bulbul bird, a koi fish and a dragonfly - creatures that share surroundings with lotuses." 1 March 2018 Thumb down Canada Post
Belarus Nature Reserves: 2 stamps featuring Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). 1 March 2018 Tick Belarus Post
Switzerland The First Part of the Programme for 2018 includes Animals of the Forest, 4 stamps with one featuring Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). The image is taken from Swiss Post's Focus on Stamps 01/2018 (PDF, 10.6 MB). 1 March 2018 Thumb down Swiss Post
Great Arctic State Nature Reserve: single featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). Marka states that this will be a joint issue with RCC Communications Administrations, which include Azerbaijan Republic, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan and Ukraine. I wonder if any of these countries will issue a similar stamp. 28 February 2018 Thumb down Marka
The Programme for 2018 includes a WWF issue of 3 stamps with Arctic animals that include Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). Linns published an image of the Snowy Owl stamp 28 February 2018 Tick Finland Post and Linns
Rivers of Malaysia (Preview on Facebook): 2 stamps and a souvenir sheet which features Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros). 27 February 2018 Thumb down Phila Mirror and PosMalaysia's Facebook
The Tagus River: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta). I have closely examined the cloud of birds in the background, but the image does not zoom well, and there do not seem to be any identifiable species. 26 February 2018 Tick Portugal PTT
Faroe Is. The issuing programme for 2018 includes 2 stamps to illustrate "seabird fowling", which involves catching cliff-nesting seabirds with a net on a long pole. The birds all appear to be Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). 26 February 2018 Thumb down Faroes Post
Norway Bouvet island: 2 stamps, one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). 16 February 2018 Thumb down Posten
Latvian Natural History Museum's unique exhibits - plaster: single featuring a logo which has White Wagtail (Motacilla alba). 16 February 2018 Thumb down Latvia Post
Yotvata Hai-Bar, 50 Years: a sheet with 3 stamps featuring mammals. The large central label has Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) and Ostrich (Struthio camelus). What a shame the birds are not on the stamps! 6 February 2018 Thumb down Israel Post
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Girona - a continuation of this series, this one features a Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). 1 February 2018 Thumb down Spanish Post
Birds of Kosovo: sheetlet with 5 stamps featuring Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) and Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus). 31 January 2018 Reminder Natural Science Stamps
Belgium Belgium Post has published its 2018 Programme in PDF format. I have extracted this image showing a new definitive by Buzin featuring Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina). 29 January 2018 Tick Belgian Post via a correspondent
Palau Colorful Birds of the World: 2 sheets, one features Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata) and Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica). The other features Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), Bali Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi) and Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica). 24 January 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Birds of Guyana: Three stamps featuring Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) and Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari). A second sheetlet has 4 stamps featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). 24 January 2018 Tick IGPC
Several source photographs added 12 February 2018
Tentative suggestion of the Metaltail id 22 February 2018
Endemic Birds of Colombia: sheet with 12 stamps featuring
White-mantled Barbet (Capito hypoleucus), {source},
Brown-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura calliptera),
San Andres Vireo (Vireo caribaeus), {source},
Santa Marta Parakeet (Pyrrhura viridicata),
Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta), {source},
Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephalus), {source},
Perija Metaltail (Metallura iracunda), {source},
Parker's Antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri), {source},
Black-backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron dorsale), {source (similar)},
Sooty-capped Puffbird (Nystactes noanamae),
Yellow-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes flaviceps) {source} and
Glittering Starfrontlet (Coeligena orina), {source}.
Update: Unfortunately, the designer has used the wrong image to illustrate the Santa Marta Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus melanogenys), and has chosen one that looks most like the equally endemic Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta). Also, the designer has used the wrong image to illustrate the Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys), and has chosen one that looks most like the almost endemic Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephalus).
Update: I have found several photographs on which some of the stamps are based. I found the image used for the "Perija Metaltail" by searching for images of "Metallura iracunda female", but the photograph did not identify the bird as Metallura iracunda. However, the same image appears in ProAves' Flicker files. Considering the Tanager errors, it may be that the photograph does not actually show a Perija Metaltail.
Update: I have consulted an ornithologist based in Colombia who has suggested that the photograph could be of a young female Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina), which is not endemic. However, he confirms that other photographs in ProAves's Flickr files seem to be correct. I checked with ProAves, but had no response.
23 January 2018 Reminder 4-72: Colombia Post
USA The first look at the Programme for 2018 has been published by the Virtual Stamp Club and includes Sleeping Bear Dunes, which has some gulls that could be American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus). 21 January 2018 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
Peru Fauna in Danger of Extinction: 2 stamps that were dropped from the 2017 programme because the names were swapped. So now we can collect the correctly labelled Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis). 19 January 2018 Reminder Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2018
Peru International Year of Sustainable Tourism: 2 stamps featuring Green-and-white Hummingbird (Amazilia viridicauda) and Masked Fruiteater (Pipreola pulchra). 15 January 2018 Reminder Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2018
New Zealand 2018 Year of the Dog: 4 stamps. The top value has 2 small images of flying birds which seem to be variations of the image used on one of the set issued for the 2016 Year of the Monkey. The smaller image may reduce the apparent stylisation, but it still will not get on my page for Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica). 10 January 2018 Thumb down New Zealand Post
Gambia National Bird of the Gambia: a souvenir sheet of 4 stamps all featuring Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta). 4 January 2018 Thumb down IGPC
New link added 1 March 2018
Source images added 6 March 2018
Owls: 12 stamps listed as featuring
African Long-eared Owl (Asio abyssinicus), {source},
Akun Eagle-Owl (Bubo leucostictus), {source},
Albertine Owlet (Glaucidium albertinum), {source},
African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense), {source},
Amazonian Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium hardyi), {source},
Andaman Boobook (Ninox affinis), {source},
Andaman Scops-owl (Otus balli), {source}, {photo},
African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis),
Sri Lanka Bay-owl (Phodilus assimilis), {source},
Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius), {source},
Congo Bay-owl (Phodilus prigoginei), {source} and
African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii).
Only Glaucidium hardyi is listed as occurring in Surinam. I am content that there are no errors in this issue.
Update: This issue has appeared on Suriname Stamps
3 January 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps and Suriname Stamps
TAAF The Programme for 2018: includes a single souvenir sheet featuring Salvin's Prion (Pachyptila salvini) which some authorities list as MacGillivray's Prion (Pachyptila macgillivrayi). It also includes a sheet of 4 stamps featuring protected fauna of TAAF, which includes Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). 2 January 2018 Thumb down Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .
Chinese Paintings: a sheet of 20 stamps includes one featuring Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla), in the same painting that was used in a Taiwan stamp issued in 2017. 1 January 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Grenada Grenadines
Broad-winged Hawk, a sheet of 4 all featuring Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus). 31 December 2017 Tick IGPC
Grenada Grenadines
Osprey, a sheet of 4 all featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). 31 December 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Grenada Grenadines
Barn Owl, a sheet of 4 all featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba). 31 December 2017 Thumb down IGPC
India Joint issue with PNG: This souvenir sheet shows the Indian stamps, featuring Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) and Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 30 December 2017 Thumb down Stamps of India
Wildlife of Galapagos: Six stamps with 4 featuring Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus), Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) and Small Ground-finch (Geospiza fuliginosa). 26 December 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Tanzania Wildlife of Africa, a sheet of 6 stamps with one featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). 17 December 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Turkey Lakes: 2 stamps, with one featuring a very red Flamingo, which would be representing the native species, Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), but which looks more like Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). 12 December 2017 Thumb down Turkish Post
Marshall Is.
Image added 3 February 2018
The Programme for 2017 includes a set of 10 "No longer endangered species" featuring Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandvicensis), Palau Ground-Dove (Gallicolumba canifrons) and Kirtland's Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii).
Update: An Ebay sale has an image of this issue
11 December 2017 Thumb down Unicover and Ebay
TAAF Adelie Penguins: single featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The image was taken from Philinfo for December 2017. 8 December 2017 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
The Nature of Azerbaijan III, Fauna: a sheet of 8 stamps with 2 featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). The same photograph of the Eagle appears on a souvenir sheet. {source}, 6 December 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Papua New Guinea PNG's assumption of the Chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation group of nations: The issue comprises 6 stamps and 3 miniature sheets. So far as I can make out from the very complex designs, only one stamp features a bird which is probably a Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana). 4 December 2017 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
TAAF Fauna of Europa Island: sheetlet of 4 stamps, 2 featuring White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) and Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). The image was taken from Philinfo for December 2017. 30 November 2017 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
UPAEP: Touristic Places: Booklet with 8 stamps with two having birds: Nazca Booby (Sula granti) and Chimborazo Hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo). 27 November 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Bhutan National Symbols of Bhutan: 4 souvenir sheets with one featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax). ???? 2017 Thumb down Delcampe
Better image added 14 February 2018
Darwin and Wolf Sanctuary: booklet of 8 stamps with one featuring Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii). 24 October 2017 Thumb down Ecuador Post and Mountain Stamps
Japan International Letter-writing Week: 5 stamps. The two 70 yen stamps have this image which has a bird which I cannot immediately identify. 6 October 2017 Tick Japan Post
Marshall Is. Eyes of Nature: sheet of 10 stamps with 2 featuring probable Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). 4 October 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Colombia Colombia BIO Programme: single stamp featuring a very close up Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). 22 September 2017 Reminder 4-72: Colombia Post
Japan Traditional Colour Series 1st Collection: 20 stamps, with 1 of the higher value stamps featuring a stylised bird, which could be Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus). 21 September 2017 Thumb down Japan Post
Moldova Fauna in painting: 4 stamps with one featuring domesticated Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). 15 September 2017 Thumb down Moldova Post
Sierra Leone WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). 30 May 2017 Thumb down WWF Stamps
Tajikistan Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps. One features a family of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 20 January 2017 Thumb down Former Soviet Union New Issues
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14 March 2018
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