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: Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Vatican City, Brazil, Isle of Man updated, Spain, Germany, Nevis
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
|Canada||The Programme for 2017 includes the next part of the Birds of Canada series. The first part of 5 stamps featured the Provincial birds of Newfoundland, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Alberta. Other birds of Provinces that may appear in future issues in this series are: Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Common Loon (Gavia immer), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca) and Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus). The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada gives the date and informs us that there will be 5 stamps, but with no further information.||1 August 2017||The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, Canada Post and Wikipedia|
|Namibia||The Programme for 2017 includes Rollers of Namibia: 5 stamps featuring European Roller (Coracias garrulus), Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata), Racket-tailed Roller (Coracias spatulata), Rufous-crowned Roller (Coracias naevia) and Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus).||1 August 2017||NamPost|
|Latvia||The Programme for 2017 includes 2 birds. A correspondent has informed me that the birds will be Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) and Little Crake (Zapornia parva).||14 July 2017||Latvia Post and Correspondent|
||The Great Kiwi Road Trip: 14 stamps some of which may have small images of birds.||12 July 2017||New Zealand Post|
|USA||The Art of Andrew Wyeth: 12 stamps, with one entitled "Soaring" featuring Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura).||12 July 2017||USPS|
||200th Anniversary of the Kaleidoscope!: 6 stamps with kaleidoscopic images. The stamp featuring woodlands has 12 images of Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius).||10 July 2017||Jersey Post|
|Japan||Sea Creatures Series 1st Collection: 10 stamps, featuring various species of Penguin.||5 July 2017||Japan Post|
||12 months 12 stamps: Las Palmas - a continuation of this series, this one features a small image of a pet Island Canary (Serinus canaria).||3 July 2017||Spanish Post|
|Aruba||The Programme for 2017 includes "Birds": 8 stamps with no further information.||30 June 2017||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies|
|Isle of Man
||Coastal Birds of the Isle of Man: 6 stamps featuring Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) and Razorbill (Alca torda).||29 June 2017||Isle of Man Post|
||Albatross Conservation: 4 stamps featuring Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata), Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma) and Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). The RSPB logo on all 4 stamps has Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||25 June 2017||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
||Brazilian Birds: 6 stamps featuring 3 new species on stamps: Araripe Manakin (Antilophia bokermanni), Blue-eyed Ground-dove (Columbina cyanopis) and Purple-winged Ground-dove (Claravis geoffroyi). This issue may eventually be found in Brazil Post's shop. Each stamp bears the logo for Birdpex 8, which is due to be held in Bad Mondorf, Luxembourg, during May 2018. This Delcampe sale features the pamphlet issued by Brazil Post.||19 June 2017||Delcampe|
|Jersey||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. The Commonwealth Stamps Opinion site has an excellent piece about this issue.||14 June 2017||Jersey Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Centenary of Heinz Sielmann: single featuring the world-renowned wildlife photographer, biologist, zoologist and documentary filmmaker at the nest of a Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens).||8 June 2017||Germany Post|
|Japan||Japanese paintings: sheet with 10 stamps. One stamp has Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor).||7 June 2017||Japan Post|
||Nature in the DMZ of Korea: 2 stamps with one featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).||5 June 2017||Phila Mirror and Korean Stamp Portal|
|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||UNPA|
|Serbia||European nature protection: 2 stamps with one featuring Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca).||1 June 2017||Correspondent in Serbia|
||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). There are no illustrations of the stamps on the WWF Stamp site yet.||30 May 2017||WWF Stamps|
|Aland||The Programme for 2017 includes a single stamp commemorating Finland's centenary, featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||24 May 2017||Aland Post|
|SPM||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||Philinfo French Post.|
|South Africa||The Sept-Dec 2016 issue of Setempe lists Bee-eaters in the Programme for 2017. Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published an image that confirms the species as: European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides), Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) and White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides),||18 May 2017||SAPO and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Greenland||Old Bank Notes: 2 stamps with one featuring
this note which features
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) and probable
Common Murre (Uria aalge).
Update: Having now seen the stamp illustrated on Greenland Stamps, I think the bird I thought may be a Common Murre is more likely a female Eider, as the head shape is more significant than the spurious white marking along the water-line.
|15 May 2017||Greenland Stamps|
|Pakistan||Birds of Pakistan: postal stationery. I do not normally list postal stationery, but this issue reminds me of the single stamp that was issued in 2013, which I hoped was going to be the start of a new series. The designs on these envelopes are similar to the one issued then with a Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer). The species on these envelopes seem to be Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava), Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis), Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense), Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes) (Incorrectly labelled as Rufous-tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicura)), Kashmir Nuthatch (Sitta cashmirensis), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) and Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitarius).||12 May 2017||Delcampe|
|Romania||Endangered Species: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) and Merlin (Falco columbarius). According to romfilatelia, this is a joint issue with the UNPA.||11 May 2017||Romania Post|
||Pyongyang Central Zoo: 7 miniature sheets, with two featuring Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). This page gives the date, thanks to Google's translation.||10 May 2017||Ebay and China National Philatelic Corporation|
|Taiwan||Chinese Idiom Stories - 4 stamps, one has a small image of presumed Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). This is similar to an issue of 2015.||10 May 2017||Taiwan Post|
||1950th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Peter and St. Paul: 2 stamps with one featuring a Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).||4 May 2017||Vatican Post|
||Pallas's Cat: 4 stamps. One features a recently caught bird which may be identifiable, possibly as a Common Grasshopper-warbler (Locustella naevia)? Although the stamps have the WWF logo, this issue has not yet appeared on the WWF Stamp website.||30 April 2017||Former Soviet Union New Issues|
|Colombia||Cesar's 50th Anniversary:
sheet of 12 stamps with one featuring
Great Egret (Ardea alba).
Update: I overlooked the blurred line of cormorants in the background which are presumably Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus).
|27 April 2017||4-72: Colombia Post|
|France||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||French Post|
|Romania||Recently Extinct Species: 4 stamps with one featuring the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius).||21 April 2017||Romania Post|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Fauna: single featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) and a souvenir sheet with Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).||20 April 2017||BH Post|
||Risaralda's 50th Anniversary: 2 stamps with one featuring Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta). Source image. Here's larger image of the sheet.||7 April 2017||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Papua New Guinea||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||Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues|
|Montenegro||Fauna: a single stamp featuring Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia).||30 March 2017||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||UNPA|
|St. Vincent||High Value Definitives: 2 stamps featuring St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii) and Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus).||28 February 2017||IGPC|
|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||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Curaçao||Year of the Rooster, 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet also with 3 stamps all featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).||28 January 2017||Cpost International|
|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||India Post and Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Finland||100 years of Lions Club charity: booklet with 2 stamps. Amongst the collection of badges one for New Mexico has Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) and one for New Zealand seems to have the extinct Huia (Heteralocha acutirostris). This FDC gives the date.||20 January 2017||Delcampe|
|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||Natural Science Stamps|
|Caribbean Birds. IGPC sent out a mailshot with various images including one for Nevis featuring Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus). This has not yet appeared on IGPC's website, but presumably there may be other birds in the issue.||???? 2017||IGPC|
|Colourful Birds. IGPC sent out a mailshot with various images including a sheet for Ghana featuring the same designs that were used on a Zambia issue of 2000. I'm in favour of recycling, but this is ridiculous!||???? 2017||IGPC|
|Senegal||Environment: 2 stamps with one having a Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus).||???? 2017||Delcampe|
|Palestine||World Post Day: 4 stamps, one of which features Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||9 October 2016||Delcampe|
||Beatrix Potter: 10 stamps.
One of the stamps in the souvenir sheet has reasonable images of
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus). I'm amazed that I did not spot this last year!
Update: Even more amazed that I overlooked that the stamp to the left has a European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).
|28 July 2016||Royal Mail.|
|Cuba||Pico Torquino National Park: 4 stamps with one featuring Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena).||???? 2016||Delcampe|
24 June 2017