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: Belgium restored, Latvia updated, Japan, Papua NewGuinea, Burma(Myanmar), China updated, Spain, Ghana, Argentina, Australia, Mongolia
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||Sustainable future: 3 stamps with the
one for "biodiversity" featuring possible
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus).
The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 383.
The note associated with this issue:"The stylised scenes in this stamp issue focus on
environmental sustainability. The biodiversity
stamp scene is inspired by Lake Connewarre,
Victoria, the site of trials for the release of the
Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) and the site of tree
planting as habitat for Koalas. The wetland plants
-featured are favoured by the parrot and by the
Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis), which is
vulnerable in Victoria."
The white line on the underwing features in this photograph of a Budgerigar in flight, but that was the only similarity I could find. It might be best to leave this as unidentifiable.
|27 June 2023||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Netherlands||Postzegelblog has published a Summary of New Stamps to be Issued in the First Half of 2023. It includes Experience Nature dedicated to Wieden but with no further details. Previous issues in this series have featured at least one bird.||12 June 2023||Postzegelblog.nl|
||BPost has published images in a PDF of all the stamps to be issued in 2023, which includes two new Buzin birds: the first with Red Knot (Calidris canutus) I am already showing.. second has Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix).||12 June 2023||Belgian Post Thanks to correspondent|
The plan for 2023 includes "Latvian birds": 2 stamps but with no further details.
Previously, this issue has included the
current bird of the year, which for 2023 is
Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia).
Update 27/5/23 The plan has been amended and now lists "Swallow" and "Cuckoo" which could be Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) and Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus).
|9 June 2023||Latvia Post|
||Summer greeting 63 yen postage stamps: 10 stamps, with one featuring Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).||7 June 2023||Japan Philately|
|Surinam||The Provisional Programme for 2023 includes "Birds": 12 stamps but with no further details.||7 June 2023||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies Ltd. and Suriname Stamps|
|USA||The plan for 2023 Endangered Species: 20 stamps, including 8 birds. The species featured are: Laysan Duck (Anas laysanensis), Thick-billed Parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha), Masked Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi), Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia), Micronesian Kingfisher (Todirhamphus cinnamominus), Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) and Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis).||19 May 2023||Virtual Stamp Club|
||Fiftieth Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the West: 2 stamps featuring lakes in China and Spain. The Spanish lake has numerous Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). The text as translated by Google states that this is a joint issue with Spain. The Cranes on the Chinese lake are probably all Common Crane (Grus grus), as this species commonly over winters in the area. see this reference to birds of the lake||10 May 2023||Chinese Stamps|
||Joint issue with China: 2 stamps. The one with the Spanish lake Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). The stamp with the Chinese lake needs closer scrutiny!||10 May 2023||Spanish Post|
||Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). Details have been published in Focus on Stamps 2/2023.||9 May 2023||Swiss Post|
Endemic Birds of Myanmar:
The next one has been announced, and features
White-browed Nuthatch (Sitta victoriae),
|4 May 2023||Myanmar Post|
||Eva Gonzalès the Sparrow: single stamp featuring fledgling House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).||24 April 2023||Phil-Ouest|
||Animal Mothers and Babies: 2 stamps with one featuring Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena).||23 April 2023||Canada Post|
|Andorra (Spanish Post)
||Fauna: single stamp featuring Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros).||21 April 2023||WOPA+|
||Sean O'Casey's Three Dublin Plays: 3 stamps with one featuring a very dark image of Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||6 April 2023||AnPost|
||International Bird Day: 4 stamps featuring Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae), Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos) and feral Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||5 April 2023||Romania Post|
The programme for 2023 includes Crakes of Namibia: 2 stamps featuring
Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla) and
African Crake (Crecopsis egregia).
Update 4/4/23 Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published an image of a third stamp featuring Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostris)..
|4 April 2023||NamPost and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Published in Guernsey Post's latest journal, the plan for 2023 includes "Alderney Puffins": Details of this issue are now on the Guernsey Post website. There are 6 stamps all featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||4 April 2023||Guernsey Post|
||IBAs in Botswana: 4 stamps all featuring important bird areas. All 4 stamps include small images of birds including possibly Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor), Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres) and Wattled Crane (Grus carunculatus).||23 March 2023||Notification (PDF) from Botswana Post|
|Bosnia Herzegovina (Croat)
||World Swallow Day single featuring Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).||19 March 2023||Croatian Post Mostar|
|United Nations||Endangered Species: 3 sets of 4 stamps. The birds featured are Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus).||18 March 2022||UNPA|
5 stamps all featuring
Coqui Francolin (Francolinus coqui).
||13 March 2023||IGPC and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Symbols of the Cook Islands: 2 stamps with one featuring White Tern (Gygis alba).||6 March 2023||Philatelic Collector Inc. and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
Provisional Programme for 2023 includes "Peafowls": 1 Souvenir Sheet stamps but with no further details.
Update 3/3/23 I have received an image of this issue which confirms that species are: Congo Peacock (Afropavo congensis), Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus).
|1 March 2023||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies Ltd. and Suriname Stamps|
|Isle of Man||Manx Wildlife Trust 50th Anniversary : 10 stamps with 2 birds, Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) and Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax).||17 February 2023||IoM Post|
|Malaysia||Pets: 3 stamps with one featuring Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus).||14 February 2023||Malaysia FDCs|
|France||Tender Animals: booklet with 12 stamps including a few birds, namely Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) and Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus).||5 February 2023||Phil-Ouest|
|Surinam||The Programme for 2023 includes "Stamp on Stamp" 5 stamps, one of which has an Iceland stamp of 1930 which is usually listed as featuring Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus),||1 February 2023||Suriname Stamps|
Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published details of the remaining 5 stamps, but we await issue dates.
The species we can expect are:
Burmese Prinia (Prinia cooki ),
Ayeyarwady Bulbul (Pycnonotus blanfordi),
White-browed Nuthatch (Sitta victoriae),
Burmese Collared-Dove (Streptopelia xanthocycla) and
Black-browed Tit (Burmese) (Aegithalos iouschistos sharpei).
Some of these birds are not recognised by Clements (5) as full species, having been recently split.
|31 January 2023||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|USA||More issues added to the plan for 2023 including "the Everglades (Priority Mail)": single featuring Great Egret (Ardea alba and Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). Other birds in flight need closer examination.||22 January 2023||Virtual Stamp Club|
||Finland's first stamps for 2023: 5 stamps are shown for Spring with one featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||18 January 2023||Finland Post.|
||Île aux Cochons: single stamp featuring a bird on the ground which could be Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2023.||2 January 2023||Le Carré D'Encre.|
||Albatros fuligineux: block with one stamp featuring Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2023.||2 January 2023||Le Carré D'Encre.|
||Ecological Restoration: block with one stamp featuring a few birds which may be identifiable. The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2023.||2 January 2023||Le Carré D'Encre.|
||Animals and plants of the Mongolian Red Book: 2 blocks each with four stamps. Two birds featured are Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola) and White-throated Bushchat (Saxicola insignis). This FDC gives the date||28 December 2022||Ebay|
||Common Life in Nature: 2 stamps. One has a hummingbird which may be Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus). The other has an Impala with attendant Oxpeckers||14 December 2022||Turkish Post|
||Birds of Argentina and Poland: 2 stamps, featuring Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus and Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus). This FDC confirms the date.||25 November 2023||Delcampe|
||Sales on Delcampe have the Bangladesh issue: 2 stamps featuring Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata) and Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis). This FDC confirms the date.||15 November 2022||Delcampe|
|China||I have received news that China will issue a set of 5 stamps featuring National Parks. One of the stamps has Cabot's Tragopan (Tragopan caboti). Here is the official announcement.||5 November 2022||Correspondent|
||The twelve Days of Christmas: 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing 6 other different stamps.
The birds featured include
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa),
European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur) and
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).
Update 23/1/23 I overlooked that the yellow "calling bird" is actually a Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) an unexpected addition to the European collection.
|2 November 2022||Gibraltar Post|
||Biosphere Reserves. Charyn: one souvenir sheet of 3 stamps with one featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||18 October 2022||KazPost|
||National Stamp - Centenary of the establishment of the Irish Free State: single featuring Corn Crake (Crex crex).||13 October 2022||AnPost|
||Endemic Fauna of India: 8 stamps with one featuring: Indian Nuthatch (Sitta castanea). Although I have previously avoided new stamps from this country, I cannot find this set listed by Stamperija. This FDC gives the date.||15 August 2022||Delcampe|
International Correspondence Week: 5 stamps with one featuring
Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis).
Update 22/10/22 A closer view of the bird shows that my original identification was not correct. It is probably best listed as Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) which does not occur in Japan.
|7 October 2022||Japanese Stamps|
|Botswana||Pel's Owl in Botswana: 4 stamps all featuring Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli).||31 August 2022||Notification (PDF) from Botswana Post|
|Tonga||Birdpex9: sheet of 6 stamps featuring Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor), Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops), Red-backed Kingfisher (Todirhamphus pyrrhopygius), Pacific Heron (Ardea pacifica), Black-tailed Nativehen (Tribonyx ventralis) and Australian Pratincole (Stiltia isabella).||26 August 2022||Philatelic Collector Inc.|
|Penrhyn||Birdpex9: souvenir sheet featuring White-fronted Tern (Sterna striata).||26 August 2022||Philatelic Collector Inc.|
|Niuafo'ou||Birdpex9: souvenir sheet featuring Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus).||26 August 2022||Philatelic Collector Inc.|
|Cook Is.||Birdpex9: souvenir sheet featuring White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus).||26 August 2022||Philatelic Collector Inc.|
|Colombia||Colombian characters: sheet with 9 stamps, with one featuring Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis). The unfortunate choice of a non-Colombian bird is because critics of the poetess, Josefa Andrade Berti's, poetic work called her "Alondra (alauda) of the Pamplonita".||25 August 2022||mascoleccionismo.com and Correspondent|
||Argentina in Antarctica - 4 stamps with one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). This FDC gives the date.||18 August 2022||Delcampe|
|Japan||World Heritage Series: Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima, Northern Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island: 10 stamps, with three featuring Crested Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis cheela), Lidth's Jay (Garrulus lidthi) and Okinawa Rail (Gallirallus okinawae).||10 August 2022||Japan Philately|
|Romania||Hummingbirds: 4 stamps listed as featuring Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae), Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) and Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin). A sale on Delcampe shows the 4 stamps||29 July 2022||Romania Post and Delcampe|
|Isle of Man||The Creative Network: 10 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).||28 July 2022||IoM Post|
Le phare du Cap N'Dua: single which includes flying gulls which
Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae), the only gull listed for the island.
Update 1/11/22 It has been pointed out to me that the head pattern is more suggestive of Tern sp., but the wing pattern indicates that these are best left as "fantasy birds".
|25 July 2022||French Post.|
|Guernsey||Seagull Mischief: 4 stamps all featuring probable European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus). The images are in an advertisement in the June issue of Gibbons Stamp Monthly. Here's the link on Guernsey Stamps.||22 June 2022||Guernsey Stamps|
|Norfolk Is.||Norfolk Island Morepork- Back from the Brink: 2 stamps featuring Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 377.||21 June 2022||Australia Post|
||Birds of Paradise - 10 stamps and 2 miniature sheets, one containing 6 different stamps and the other a single stamp.
Birds are named on the stamps as
Huon Astrapia (Astrapia rothschildi),
Macgregor's Honeyeater (Macgregoria pulchra),*
Pale-billed Sicklebill (Drepanornis bruijniira),*
Arfak Astrapia (Astrapia nigra),
Jobi Manucode (Manucodia jobiensis)* ,
Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda)^*,
Glossy-mantled Manucode (Manucodia ater),*
Long-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla carunculata),*
Splendid Astrapia (Astrapia splendidissima)* .
* These 6 species also feature on the MS.
^* This species features on the other MS
|???? 2023||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Tierra del Fuego National Park - 4 stamps with one featuring
Patagonian Sierra Finch (Phrygilus patagonicus).
|???? 2023||Delcampe and Ebay|
||National Symbols of Flora and Fauna: 4 stamps with one featuring Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis).||???? 2022||Delcampe|
|Tajikistan||RCC Parks and Gardens. Iram Botanical Garden: 4 stamps with some featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). I assume the swans are not wild.||???? 2022||Delcampe|
|Cuba||Protected Areas of Cuba: 5 stamps with one featuring Yellow-headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae). The stamps are dated "2021", but without finding a FDC, I cannot give the date of issue.||???? 2021||Delcampe||
28 May 2023