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: Malaysia, Botswana, Romania updated, Cook Is., Italy updated, Latvia updated, Ross, Malawi, Czechia
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||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|
||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). Here's the press release (pdf). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||20 September 2019||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
||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|
|USA||Walt Whitman: single with a small image of a Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus).||14 September 2019||Virtual Stamp Club|
|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|
|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|
||Celebration: 3 stamps each featuring stylised Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||20 August 2019||Japan Philately|
|Latvia||The Programme for 2019 includes "Latvian Nature Foundation": single featuring
Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina).
Update 13 August Details of the issue have been published. The stamp has a logo that has Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). Here's a link to a detailed image of the stamp.
|16 August 2019||Latvia Post|
||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|
||Parks: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Nutmeg Mannikin (Lonchura punctulata) and Collared Kingfisher (Todirhamphus chloris). The souvenir sheet has a White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) in the border.||9 August 2019||SingPost|
|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|
|Falkland Is.||Feathers: 6 stamps featuring plumage of Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis), Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Speckled Teal (Anas flavirostris), Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) and King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||5 August 2019||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps and Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau|
|Australia||Stamp Collecting Week - Gardening: 5 stamps with 2 featuring Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus) and Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris).||1 August 2019||Australia Post|
|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|
|Ukraine||Mezyn National Nature Park: block of 5 stamps with one featuring Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus).||27 July 2019||Ukraine Post|
|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|
|Israel||Tourism in Israel - Migrating with Birds: one of a set of 3, this has Common Crane (Grus grus), showing flocks in the Hula Valley.||16 July 2019||Israel Post|
|Spain||The series, 12 months 12 stamps, continues with one for Zaragoza which has a small image of a Common Crane (Grus grus).||1 July 2019||Spanish Post|
|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".
|Tajikistan||Owls: 4 stamps with unnamed owls which could be Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba). I fail to see why there would be two owls on one stamp showing such a difference in size. Perhaps the designer decided to show a size comparison between the Tawny Owl and a Little Owl (Athene noctua)!||???? 2019||Delcampe|
|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|
|Uzbekistan||Tashkent Zoo: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).||21 June 2019||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|Cuba||Owls: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Stygian Owl (Asio stygius), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) and Bare-legged Owl (Gymnoglaux lawrencii). The souvenir sheet has Cuban Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium siju), This FDC gives the date.||16 June 2019||Delcampe|
|Liberia||Guinea Turaco: A souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 3 stamps all featuring Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa).||8 June 2019||IGPC|
|Gambia||African Jacana: A souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 6 stamps all featuring African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus).||8 June 2019||IGPC|
|Cuba||Nature and Geography: 3 stamps with one featuring Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivacea). Date supplied by seller of FDCs which were not illustrated.||5 June 2019||Delcampe|
||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|
|Grenada Grenadines||Colourful Birds, a sheet of 6 and a souvenir sheet featuring Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquatus), Pearly-eyed Thrasher (Margarops fuscatus), Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola), Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis), Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus), Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis) and Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica).||24 May 2019||IGPC|
|Marshall Is.||Sacred Kingfisher: sheetlet of 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet all featuring Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus),||22 May 2019||IGPC|
|Georgia||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.
|16 May 2019||PostEurop and Georgia Post|
|Kazakhstan||The Programme for 2019 includes "Europa - National Birds", a single stamp featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||May 2019||KazPost|
||"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.|
19 August 2019