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: Jersey, Poland, Colombia updated, Romania, SPM, Papua New Guinea updated, France updated, Singapore updated again
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||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 and I hope to show a scan soon.||14 June 2017||Jersey Post|
||Japanese paintings: sheet with 10 stamps. One stamp has Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor).||7 June 2017||Japan Post|
||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|
|Aland||The Programme for 2017 includes a single stamp commemorating Finland's centenary, featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||24 May 2017||Aland Post|
||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. A sample stamp seems to feature European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). I expect the set will comprise 5 stamps. Other likely species could include 4 of the following: White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides), Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus), Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus) or Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides).||18 May 2017||SAPO|
|Finland||Linns has summarised the Programme for 2017 which includes
"a souvenir sheet of four stamps featuring migratory birds by designer Erik Bruun".
Update: A correspondent has sent me images which shows the birds are Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca), Brant (Branta bernicla) and Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis).
|9 May 2017||Linns and Correspondent|
||150th Anniversary of the birth of Wladyslaw Reymont: single featuring a small flock of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). A high quality version of the portrait may be seen here.||7 May 2017||Polish Post|
||Norvic Philatelics Blog has summarised the Programme for 2017 which includes "Songbirds" but with no further details.
Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has confirmed that this will be a 10-stamp issue,
and has published an image of
one of the stamps - Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).
Update: Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published images of the whole set. In addition to the Wren, others species are: Great Tit (Parus major), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) and Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella).
Update: Here's a better image of the set.
|4 May 2017||Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Isle of Man
||Food Matters on the Isle of Man: 6 stamps. Some have very small images of birds. I am most hopeful that the one on the 98p stamp could be a Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina).||3 May 2017||Isle of Man Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Japan||Natural Monument series 2nd collection: sheet with 10 stamps with 2 featuring Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) and Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus).||28 April 2017||Japan Post|
||The Kingfishers: 4 stamps featuring Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata), Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting), Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus) and White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis). This issue has appeared on the Singapore Post web site. I think the flying kingfisher on the 70c stamp looks most like a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).||26 April 2017||Jodarl Collections and Singapore Post|
||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|
||Recently Extinct Species: 4 stamps with one featuring the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius).||21 April 2017||Romania Post|
||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.||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|
||Lighthouses and Birds: 4 stamps featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia arubensis), Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae), Blue-crowned Parakeet (Psittacara acuticaudatus) and Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii). Clements v5 listed this as a subspecies of Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus),||1 April 2017||Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps|
|Poland||The China Philatelic Information Network has published 2017 issue programmes for various countries. The Google translation for the Polish programme has "Polish Birds" but with no further details.||April 2017||The China Philatelic Information Network|
||Birds definitives: 9 stamps featuring 7 species. These are Common Crane (Grus grus), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||30 March 2017||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|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|
||Flora and Fauna of Kyrgyzstan: 2 stamps with one featuring Black Stork (Ciconia nigra).||25 March 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|Belarus||Bird of the Year: single featuring Crested Lark (Galerida cristata).||22 March 2017||Belarus Post|
|Japan||Beautiful Japan: 6 stamps with 4 featuring ancient paintings which include images of possible Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica), Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis), Japanese Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata) and Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). Here's a a full view of the work which includes all 4 birds. I extracted this image of the finch, or is it a bunting? The identity of this particular bird may vary, as it is not exactly right for Oriental Greenfinch.||17 March 2017||Japan Post|
|Surinam||Birds: 12 stamps featuring species listed as Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus), Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus), Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway), Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus), Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus), Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata)*, Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis), Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)*, Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis)* and Dusky-legged Guan (Penelope obscura)*. Some of these identities will need checking because some of these species marked "*" are not found in Surinam.||15 March 2017||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies|
|Czech Rep.||Jihlava Zoo: 5 stamps with one featuring Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus). These may be a "private" issue by the zoo, because the email address for purchasing them is email@example.com.||9 March 2017||Czech Post|
|Caribbean Netherlands||Birds of St. Eustatius: 4 stamps featuring Northern Parula (Parula americana), Royal Tern (Sterna maxima), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia).||3 March 2017||WOPA Stamps|
|Caribbean Netherlands||Lighthouses of Bonaire: 4 stamps with one featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).||3 March 2017||WOPA Stamps|
|USA||Work Projects Administration (WPA) Posters: a set of 10, one of them based on this poster has Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).||7 February 2017||USPS|
|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|
|Spain||Spanish Activity in Antarctica: single which features a Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica).||30 January 2017||Spanish Post|
|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|
|Serbia||Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).||27 January 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|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|
|Croatia||The 2017 Programme: includes a WWF issue with presumably 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). A correspondent has sent me this image of the 4 stamps||23 January 2017||Croatia Post|
|Indonesia||Year of the Rooster: 3 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). There is also a souvenir sheet. This issue was announced by Pos Indonesia.||21 January 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
||Birds of Prey: 4 stamps featuring Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) despite the name on the stamp, Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus).||16 January 2017||Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps|
|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|
|India||Splendours of India: 12 stamps and 13 miniature sheets. One stamp and ms features the Peacock Gate, and therefore has a reasonable likeness of an Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||1 January 2017||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Qatar||Qatar National Day: souvenir sheet with 2 stamps, one has Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).||18 December 2016||Qatar Post|
|Serbia||Children's Stamps: 4 stamps with 3 featuring stylised White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||9 November 2016||Correspondent|
|Anguilla||National Symbols: 8 stamps with 1 featuring Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita).||10 October 2016||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
||World Post Day: 4 stamps, one of which features Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||9 October 2016||Delcampe|
||Ties of Friendship between the Republic of El Salvador and Taiwan: 2 stamps with one featuring Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa).||???? 2016||Delcampe|
|Cuba||Pico Torquino National Park: 4 stamps with one featuring Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena).||???? 2016||Delcampe|
|Trinidad and Tobago||40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Trinidad and China:
4 stamps with 2 featuring probable
Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) and
Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber).
Update: I was beginning to wonder if this was ever issued, but sales on Ebay imply that it was: presentation folder.
|20 June 2014||Delcampe and Ebay|
|France||Treasures of Philately: a souvenir sheet of 5 stamps featuring a stamp issued in 1947 with an unidentifiable gull.||16 June 2014||French Post|
||One Tree, One Day, One Life: single with some flying birds that could be White-rumped Swiftlet (Aerodramus spodiopygius).||25 September 2012||Colnect.|
28 April 2017