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: Germany, Finland, GB, Canada updated, Namibia updated, Japan, New Zealand, Cyprus updated, Burundi, France
Expected lateradded
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Faroe Is.
Christmas: icons - 2 stamps with one having Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). The image was taken from Posta Stamps No 36, April 2018. 24 September 2018 Thumb down Faroes Post
Date changed 6 July 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes "Birds of Cyprus", but with no further details. 23 September 2018 Reminder Cyprus Post
Date confirmed 13 June 2018
Winter Birds 4 stamps featuring Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) and Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), all species that have appeared on earlier US stamps. 22 September 2018 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
Switzerland Focus on Stamps 2-2018 has a summary of stamps due to be issued in September which includes a set of 4 stamps listed as 0.85 Clover, 0.85 Bird, 1.00 Ladybird and 1.00 Fern, but with no further details. 6 September 2018 Reminder Swiss Post
Stamps due to be issued in the second half of 2018 includes a set of 5 stamps, with one featuring Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus). September 2018 Reminder Finland Post
Uruguay The programme for 2018 includes "Serie Primavera - Patos - WWF". There should be 4 stamps featuring ducks, 50 years after the only other duck on a stamp from Uruguay. September 2018 Reminder Uruguay Post
Christmas I. The Art of John Gerrard Keulemans: 4 stamps featuring Christmas Island Hawk-Owl (Ninox natalis), White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) and Christmas Island White-eye (Zosterops natalis). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 354. 28 August 2018 Thumb down Australia Post.
Autumn greeting 82 yen: 10 stamps - one has Siberian Blue Robin (Larvivora cyane). The full sheets of this issue are shown in this PDF. 23 August 2018 Reminder Japan Philatelic Association and Japan Post
Date confirmed 12 July 2018
The provisional Programme for 2018 includes third and final issue of the Birds of Canada series. There are only three remaining provincial birds, but the programme assumes a 5-stamp issue.
Update: A correspondent has informed me of the expected issue date and that the 5 stamps will feature Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) and Whooping Crane (Grus americana). Also, 20,000 of the souvenir sheets will be overprinted with the IOC logo - there will be meeting in Vancouver in August.
20 August 2018 Reminder RPSC and Correspondent
Lithuania Lithuanian animals: 4 stamps, featuring Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus). The image is taken from the online version of EKSPRES INFORMACIJA Nr. 106. 17 August 2018 Reminder Lithuania Post
Great Britain
250th anniversary of the First voyage of Captain James Cook to the Pacific Ocean: 10 stamps with at least 2 having small images of birds which seem to be Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) and Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina). The image of the Grassquit is taken from this drawing while the Tropicbird is derived from this drawing. Good images of the stamps are included here. 16 August 2018 Thumb down Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
New Zealand
Predator Free 2050: 5 splendid stamps featuring Stitchbird (Notiomystis cincta), Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus), Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos), Great Egret (Ardea alba), Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus), New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae), Weka (Gallirallus australis), Whitehead (Mohoua albicilla), New Zealand Tomtit (Petroica macrocephala), North Island Robin (Petroica longipes), Chatham Parakeet (Cyanoramphus forbesi), Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) and Great Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx haastii). 1 August 2018 Reminder NZ Post
Moldova The Programme for 2018 includes Bird Species, 4 stamps but with no further details August 2018 Reminder Moldova Stamps
Namibia Small Felines of Namibia: 3 stamps. The Caracal is in the process of catching a small bird which is probably a Social Weaver (Philetairus socius). 18 July 2018 Thumb down NamPost
Surinam The Programme for 2018 includes "Cockatoos and Parrots", 12 stamps but with no further details 18 July 2018 Thumb down Suriname Stamps
Garden Kingdom Dessau-Wörlitz: pair with one having a small image of Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 12 July 2018 Reminder Germany Post
Euromed - Houses of the Mediterranean: single with small images of Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 9 July 2018 Thumb down Phil'info for July/August, 2018
New Zealand Round Kiwi: 5 stamps featuring all species of Kiwi: Southern Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis), Okarito Brown Kiwi (Apteryx rowi), North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli), Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii) and Great Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx haastii). The image was taken from "focus" issue 65, April 2018. 4 July 2018 Tick Notification from NZ Post
Japan The 50th anniversary of the return of the Bonin Islands: 10 stamps with 2 featuring. Bonin Honeyeater (Apalopteron familiare). 26 June 2018 Thumb down Japan Philately
Kaysersberg: single with small images of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 20 June 2018 Thumb down Phil'info for July/August, 2018
Caribbean Netherlands
Birds of Bonaire: 24 stamps. The sheet is exactly the same as the one issued in 2016, but with a revised face value. 19 June 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Serbia Young Animals: 4 stamps with one featuring Black Swan (Cygnus atratus): "crni labud". 19 June 2018 Thumb down Correspondent
Guyana Wildlife of Guyana: Five stamps with 3 featuring Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus), Black Curassow (Crax alector) and Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). The designs are the same as some of the issue of 2014, and the Toucan stamp has the same face value - spot the difference! 7 June 2018 Thumb down IGPC
TAAF Penguins: 3 low value stamps and a souvenir sheet with higher values. Species featured are Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome). 7 June 2018 Thumb down Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .
Nevis Hummingbirds: 1 souvenir sheet and a sheetlet with 4 stamps featuring White-bellied Emerald (Amazilia candida), Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus), Blue-headed Hummingbird (Cyanophaia bicolor) and Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis). 5 June 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Papua New Guinea The Programme for 2018 includes "Rare Birds - Birdpex 2018" but with no further details.
Update: I have received pre-production images of the stamps. The Red-billed Brush-turkey (Talegalla cuvieri)*, Meyer's Goshawk (Accipiter meyerianus), Gurney's Eagle (Aquila gurneyi) and Dusky Scrubfowl (Megapodius freycinet)* {source}. The source images of the first 3 species can be found via the HBW links already given.
The souvenir sheet has 2 stamps both supposedly featuring Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis buergersi).
The sheetlet has 3 stamps using the same image of the Dusky Scrubfowl, with the addition of 2 eggs, which would normally be buried.
The Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk has rarely been photographed, so there is a strong possibility that photographs of 2 different species have been used. I shall be checking source photographs. The species marked (*) are birds of New Guinea, but not native to PNG. The stamps were still in production at the time of this update.
Update: The English name for the two birds on the souvenir sheet was mis-spelt as "Chestnut-shouldred Goshawk" - missing an "e", but I did not notice that the scientific name is given as "Erythrotriorchis radiatus". Despite searching for photographs that may have been used by the designer, I could find only near matches, and all were of the Australian species Red Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus). So perhaps the intention was to show Chestnut-shouldered, but Red was actually used.
Update: This issue was obviously timed to coincide with Birdpex8 but missed the deadline, and after being quietly dropped from the programme, it is now available to purchase from Post PNG.
31 May 2018 Tick Post PNG
Ireland 1400th Death Anniversary of St. Kevin: single stamp featuring a a wood carving with Kevin holding a Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula). According to this legend, immortalised in a poem by Seamus Heaney, a Blackbird made its nest in the Saint's hand! 31 May 2018 Thumb down Irish Post
Jersey 150th anniversary of the Jersey Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals: 8 stamps with one featuring a baby Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). Tawny Owl is listed by Avibase as "Rare/Accidental" for Jersey, so I doubt that JSPCA rescues many young of the species! 25 May 2018 Thumb down Jersey Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Sri Lanka Wild Animals of Sri Lanka: 3 stamps with one featuring Sri Lanka Junglefowl (Gallus lafayettii). 24 May 2018 Tick Sri Lanka Post
Red-billed Francolin added 11 July 2018
Francolins of Namibia: 5 stamps featuring Swainson's Francolin (Pternistis swainsonii), Orange River Francolin (Scleroptila gutturalis), Red-billed Francolin (Pternistis adspersus), Coqui Francolin (Peliperdix coqui) and Crested Francolin (Francolinus sephaena). 18 May 2018 Tick NamPost
China 18th All China Stamp Exhibition: sheetlet with 2 pairs of stamps which were originally released in 2016. One having small images of flying Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana). 11 May 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Macedonia Europa - Bridges: 2 stamps and souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has a White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) looking out of place: a White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) on one of the rocks would have been more appropriate! 2 May 2018 Reminder Europa Stamps.
TAAF Logo of Adélie Land: a single stamp that includes a silhouette of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). Details of this appeared in Philinfo for April 2018. 6 April 2018 Thumb down Philinfo French Post and Natural Science Stamps
SPM "Le Fulmar": a souvenir sheet featuring a local military patrol boat of this name. There is a silhouette which could be of a Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). The image is taken from Philinfo for April 2018. 6 April 2018 Reminder Philinfo French Post.
Gambia Birds of the Gambia: 7 stamps featuring Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath), Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis), Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) and Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis).
In the same series, but not a Gambian bird, are two items featuring Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum).
Update: The Flamingo stamp design is based on this photograph taken by Hillary Kladke, presumably in a zoo. The birds look more like P. ruber than P. roseus, the name on the stamp.
27 March 2018 Thumb down IGPC
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
Cuba Birds in Danger of Extinction: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis), Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix), Takahe (Porphyrio mantelli), Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)(Despite the name on the stamp!), {source}, Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus), Great Curassow (Crax rubra) and Giant Kingbird (Tyrannus cubensis). This image gives the date. 20 February 2018 Thumb down Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps
Bhutan National Symbols of Bhutan: 4 souvenir sheets with one featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax). ???? 2017 Thumb down Delcampe
According to the UPU's WNS website, 36 stamps were issued bearing the name "Burundi" on the topic of migratory birds. I do not intend to list all 36 species, as the scientific names on the stamps are all correct. Almost all are listed as occurring in Burundi: the notable exception being Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster). One new species is Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris), 2 March 2016 Tick WNS Stamps
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15 July 2018
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