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: Mexico, Liberia, South Georgia, PNG updated, Palestine updated, Mongolia, Ireland, Netherlands x2
Expected later
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Papua New Guinea
Latest predicted date 20 July 2017 and image added
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".
Update: PNG Post have published the latest predicted date. Also, optimistcally, the same page announces "Rare Birds" also to be issued in August. There are plenty to choose from, and as IGPC produces some issues for PNG, it will be interesting to see what is eventually issued.
August 2017 Thumb down Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues
China The Programme for 2017 includes item 19 that translates to "Magpie". Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) has appeared on earlier stamps from China, but not as the main feature. 28 August 2017 Reminder China Post
South Georgia
Landscapes: 4 stamps with one featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 15 August 2017 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Falkland Is.
Notification of booklet added 13 July 2017
Small Birds Definitives: 12 stamps featuring Blackish Cinclodes (Cinclodes antarcticus), Long-tailed Meadowlark (Sturnella loyca), Black-chinned Siskin (Carduelis barbata), Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera), Cobb's Wren (Troglodytes cobbi), Canary-winged Finch (Melanodera melanodera), Austral Thrush (Turdus falcklandii), Two-banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus), Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis), Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola maclovianus), Rufous-chested Dotterel (Charadrius modestus) and South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae). The Snipe makes its first appearance on Falkland stamps, but all the others have featured on earlier stamps from the islands. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.
Update: A later email from Pobjoy informs us that there is also a booklet which consists of 10 x Local Rate (31p). The only image I have been sent is this one which shows Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera), with a different design. I presume that all 10 stamps in the booklet are the same.
14 August 2017 Reminder Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
African Penguins: 7 stamps all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus). 2 August 2017 Thumb down IGPC
New Zealand
Recovering Native Birds: 5 stamps featuring Campbell Teal (Anas nesiotis), Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae), New Zealand Kaka (Nestor meridionalis), Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus) and Northern Red-breasted Plover (Charadrius aquilonius). 2 August 2017 Reminder New Zealand Post
Image added 1 July 2017
Birds of Canada part 2: 5 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) and Common Loon (Gavia immer). The image was taken from Details for July and August (PDF) 1 August 2017 Reminder Canada Post
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 Reminder NamPost
Death Centenary of Francis Ledwidge: single stamp featuring a Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula). The image was taken from the latest edition of The Collector (PDF) which has all the details of this issue. 27 July 2017 Thumb down Irish Post
25th Anniversary of SEMARNAT-PROFEPA - single stamp featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 21 July 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Life in the North Sea: 5 stamps with one featuring Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). 17 July 2017 Tick Dutch Post
Voorlinden Museum: 10 stamps with one partially featuring Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes). 17 July 2017 Tick Dutch Post
Species added 18 April 2017
Birds: 2 stamps featuring Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) and Little Crake (Zapornia parva). 14 July 2017 Tick Latvia Post and Correspondent
Traditional Kyrgyz Hunting: 3 stamps, with one showing hunting using a presumed Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 14 July 2017 Thumb down Kyrgyz Express Post
New Zealand The Great Kiwi Road Trip: 14 stamps some of which may have small images of birds. 12 July 2017 Thumb down New Zealand Post
USA The Art of Andrew Wyeth: 12 stamps, with one entitled "Soaring" featuring Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura). 12 July 2017 Tick USPS
WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs). There are no illustrations of the stamps on the WWF Stamp site yet. 10 July 2017 Reminder WWF Stamps
Jersey 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 Thumb down Jersey Post
Mongolia Owls - 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). 6 July 2017 Reminder Natural Science Stamps
Japan Sea Creatures Series 1st Collection: 10 stamps, featuring various species of Penguin. 5 July 2017 Thumb down Japan Post
Owls: 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and Little Owl (Athene noctua). The souvenir sheet has Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), incorrectly labelled as European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), which does appear in the border. 3 July 2017 Tick Hungary Post
Spain 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 Thumb down Spanish Post
Image and species listed 14 July 2017
Birds: 8 stamps featuring Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica), Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola), Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis), Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona), Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) and Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus). 30 June 2017 Reminder Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Isle of Man
Link to IOM Post added 16 June 2017
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 Tick Isle of Man Post
Added details from IGPC 7 July 2017
Link to artist's website added 12 July 2017
Introducing Caribbean Birds. IGPC sent out a mailshot with various images including one for Nevis featuring Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus).
Update: This has now appeared on IGPC's website, so now we know Piping Plover is the only species to be shown. There is a sheet with 2 circular stamps and a souvenir sheet.
Update: Images of these stamps may be seen on the artist's website, along with similar stamps for Antigua & Barbuda, which I will not list until announced by IGPC.
22 June 2017 Reminder IGPC
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 Tick Delcampe
Added details from IGPC 7 July 2017
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! 14 June 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Serbia European nature protection: 2 stamps with one featuring Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca). 1 June 2017 Tick Correspondent in Serbia
Sierra Leone
Image added 27 June 2017
WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). 30 May 2017 Thumb down WWF Stamps
Aland The Programme for 2017 includes a single stamp commemorating Finland's centenary, featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 24 May 2017 Reminder 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 Tick 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 Tick SAPO and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
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 Tick Delcampe
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 Tick Former Soviet Union New Issues
Bosnia Herzegovina Fauna: single featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) and a souvenir sheet with Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). 20 April 2017 Reminder BH Post
Montenegro Fauna: a single stamp featuring Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). 30 March 2017 Tick Montenegro Post
Date amended 18 July 2017
World Post Day: 4 stamps, one of which features Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).
Update: Apparently, this issue was delayed and actually issued in 2017.
15 February 2017 Tick Delcampe and Palestinian Authority Stamps
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 Thumb down 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 Thumb down Cpost International
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
Oilbird stamp not issued 9 July 2017
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.
Update: This sale on Delcampe has the Condor stamp, but states that "4 stamps were planned (a deer and a bird) only 2 released, 2 others had errors", which is a pity because an Oilbird with the wrong label is not an unusual error. I would have been happy to include it!
9 January 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
IGPC issued a mail shot showing new stamps in its "June issue", which included this stamp featuring Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), which does not seem to be on the IGPC website yet. ???? 2017 Thumb down Notification from IGPC
Senegal Environment: 2 stamps with one having a Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus). ???? 2017 Thumb down Delcampe
Israeli Music - Children's Songs: sheet of 12 stamps - one has a Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) surrounded by cartoon-style birds. 26 August 2013 Tick Delcampe thanks to a keen-eyed correspondent
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22 July 2017
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