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: Tanzania, Cuba, x2, Romania, Spain updated, Russia, Peru, x2, Japan
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||The Programme for 2018 includes the bird of the year: Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).||30 March 2018||Estonia Post|
||Nature Reserves: 2 stamps featuring Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra).||March 2018||Belarus Post|
|Belarus||The Programme for 2018 includes the bird of the year: European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis).||March 2018||Belpost|
|Japan||My traveling stamp letter book (Fuji): sheet with 5 pairs of stamps. One stamp has probable Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus).||2 March 2018||Japan Post|
||12 months 12 stamps: León - a continuation of this series,
this one features a
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
Update: I was confused by an earlier issue celebrating León as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy. That stamp does not feature a bird.
|1 March 2018||Spanish Post|
|Switzerland||The First Part of the Programme for 2018 includes Animals of the Forest, 4 stamps with one featuring Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major).||1 March 2018||Swiss Post|
||The issuing programme for 2018 includes 2 stamps to illustrate "seabird fowling", which involves catching cliff-nesting seabirds with a net on a long pole. The birds all appear to be Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||26 February 2018||Faroes Post|
|Norway||Bouvet island: 2 stamps, one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica).||16 February 2018||Posten|
||12 months 12 stamps: Girona - a continuation of this series, this one features a Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). I do not have an image of this stamp yet.||1 February 2018||Correspondent who found this in a publication from Spanish Post|
|Belgium||Belgium Post has published its 2018 Programme in PDF format. I have extracted this image showing a new definitive by Buzin featuring Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina).||20 January 2018||Belgian Post via a correspondent|
||Fauna in Danger of Extinction: 2 stamps that were dropped from the 2017 programme because the names were swapped. So now we can collect the correctly labelled Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis).||19 January 2018||Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2018|
||Fauna of Russia. Woodpeckers: 4 stamps featuring Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major).||16 January 2018||Marka|
||International Year of Sustainable Tourism: 2 stamps featuring Green-and-white Hummingbird (Amazilia viridicauda) and Masked Fruiteater (Pipreola pulchra).||15 January 2018||Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2018|
||Cranes of the World: 4 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Brolga (Grus rubicunda), Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo), Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus) and Black Crowned-Crane (Balearica pavonina). Here's a direct link to the image of this issue.||12 January 2018||Romania Post|
||2018 Year of the Dog: 4 stamps. The top value has 2 small images of flying birds which seem to be variations of the image used on one of the set issued for the 2016 Year of the Monkey. The smaller image may reduce the apparent stylisation, but it still will not get on my page for Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica).||10 January 2018||New Zealand Post|
||Chicks: 4 stamps featuring Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).||3 January 2018||Belarus Post|
||The Programme for 2018: includes a single souvenir sheet featuring Salvin's Prion (Pachyptila salvini) which some authorities list as MacGillivray's Prion (Pachyptila macgillivrayi). It also includes a sheet of 4 stamps featuring protected fauna of TAAF, which includes Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).||2 January 2018||Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .|
|Norway||Birds: 3 splendid stamps featuring Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca) and Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus).||2 January 2018||Posten|
|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".
Update: PNG Post have published the latest predicted date. Images of the Indian stamps have appeared on Stamps of India naming the date, so I assume PNG has issued these stamps now.
Update: Phila-Mirror reports that PNG is awaiting delivery of its stamps from India.
|30 December 2017||Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues|
||Joint issue with PNG: This souvenir sheet shows the Indian stamps, featuring Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) and Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||30 December 2017||Stamps of India|
|Tanzania||Wildlife of Africa, a sheet of 6 stamps with one featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor).||17 December 2017||IGPC|
||Endemic Birds of Sri Lanka: 4 stamps featuring Black-crested Bulbul (Pycnonotus melanicterus), Sri Lanka Warbler (Elaphrornis palliseri), Chestnut-backed Owlet (Glaucidium castanotum) and Sri Lanka Drongo (Dicrurus lophorinus).||16 December 2017||Sri Lanka Post|
||Lakes: 2 stamps, with one featuring a very red Flamingo, which would be representing the native species, Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), but which looks more like Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).||12 December 2017||Turkish Post|
|Marshall Is.||The Programme for 2017 includes a set of 10 "No longer endangered species" featuring Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandvicensis), Palau Ground-Dove (Gallicolumba canifrons) and Kirtland's Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii).||11 December 2017||Unicover|
|TAAF||Adelie Penguins: single featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The image was taken from Philinfo for December 2017.||8 December 2017||Philinfo French Post.|
|Papua New Guinea
||PNG's assumption of the Chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation group of nations: The issue comprises 6 stamps and 3 miniature sheets. So far as I can make out from the very complex designs, only one stamp features a bird which is probably a Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana).||4 December 2017||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Pheasants of Bhutan: sheetlet with 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus), Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus), Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos), Tibetan Snowcock (Tetraogallus tibetanus), Tibetan Partridge (Perdix hodgsoniae), Snow Partridge (Lerwa lerwa) and Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan satyra). Commonwealth Stamps Opinion confirmed the date of issue.||30 November 2017||Delcampe and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|TAAF||Fauna of Europa Island: sheetlet of 4 stamps, 2 featuring White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) and Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). The image was taken from Philinfo for December 2017.||30 November 2017||Philinfo French Post.|
||Endangered Species: 3 souvenir sheets each with a circular stamp. The one for Bonaire has Yellow-shouldered Parrot (Amazona barbadensis).||27 November 2017||WOPA Stamps|
|Jersey||Christmas: 8 stamps with one featuring a small image of a European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).||20 November 2017||Jersey Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Liechtenstein||WWF Returnees: 4 stamps with 1 featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||13 November 2017||Liechtenstein Post|
|Serbia||Young Animals: 4 stamps with one featuring Greater Rhea (Rhea americana). This FDC gives the date.||9 November 2017||Delcampe|
|Guernsey||Christmas: 7 stamps with one featuring a small image of a European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).||8 November 2017||Guernsey Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Finland||Christmas Eve - single featuring a small image of a Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula).||3 November 2017||Finland Post|
|Christmas Is.||Christmas: 2 stamps with a few birds added for us! They look like Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) and White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). Details of the issue appear in the online version of Stamp Bulletin 350.||1 November 2017||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Birds in Danger of Extinction: 2 stamps featuring Swallow-tailed Cotinga (Phibalura flavirostris) and Horned Curassow (Pauxi unicornis).||18 October 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
||National Symbols of Bhutan: 4 souvenir sheets with one featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax).||???? 2017||Delcampe|
|Cook Is.||WWF: 4 stamps in various formats, all featuring Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis). This issue has not appeared on Philatelic Collector Inc.'s website.||???? 2017||WWF Stamps|
|Ecuador||Darwin and Wolf Sanctuary: booklet of 8 stamps with one featuring a probable: Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii). It's not a very clear image, but the bottom right stamp seems to have a bird displaying.||24 October 2017||Ecuador Post|
|Belgium||The High Fens Nature Reserve: a sheet of 10 stamps, with 3 featuring Eurasian Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes), Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) and Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus). Unfortunately, all 3 species have appeared on earlier Buzin stamps.||23 October 2017||Belgian Post|
|Australia||Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet 3: 5 stamps with the one for "G" featuring Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus) and the one for "J" featuring a Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) - a native of South America! In Australia, the Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) is also known as a "Jabiru", so perhaps the designer chose the wrong bird for the stamp. The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 349.||17 October 2017||Australia Post.|
|Honduras||40th Anniversary of Plan International Honduras: 8 stamps, with one featuring Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae).||11 October 2017||Delcampe|
|Japan||International Letter-writing Week: 5 stamps. The two 70 yen stamps have this image which has a bird which I cannot immediately identify.||6 October 2017||Japan Post|
|Marshall Is.||Eyes of Nature: sheet of 10 stamps with 2 featuring probable Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).||4 October 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|Australia||Concession Stamp: single featuring a silhouette of an Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae). The issue is described in Stamp Bulletin 349.||2 October 2017||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Paraguay||Youth: 2 stamps with one stamp featuring Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon aureoventris) as confirmed by the photographer.||29 September 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|Namibia||The Programme for 2017 includes Small Canines of Namibia: 5 stamps. One has a vulture in flight which is probably a Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus).||29 September 2017||NamPost|
|Aruba||Island Views: 8 stamps with 2 having small images of Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax) and Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis).||29 September 2017||PostAruba|
|Nevis||Nevis National Bird: sheet with 6 stamps all featuring Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis).||28 September 2017||IGPC|
|Costa Rica||UPAEP - Touristic Places: 2 stamps with one featuring Great Green Macaw (Ara ambigua).||27 September 2017||San Carlos Daily News after seeing a Delcampe sale|
|South Georgia||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||25 September 2017||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Colombia||Colombia BIO Programme: single stamp featuring a very close up Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).||22 September 2017||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Japan||Traditional Colour Series 1st Collection: 20 stamps, with 1 of the higher value stamps featuring a stylised bird, which could be Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus).||21 September 2017||Japan Post|
|Moldova||Fauna in painting: 4 stamps with one featuring domesticated Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).||15 September 2017||Moldova Post|
|Surinam||UPAEP - Touristic Places: 2 stamps with one featuring Grey-winged Trumpeter (Psophia crepitans).||13 September 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|Faroe Is.||The Seven Swans - 2 stamps featuring stylised Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus).||8 September 2017||Faroes Post|
|Taiwan||Paintings - 4 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica).||6 September 2017||Taiwan Post|
|Antigua||Animals of the World (National Geographic Creative): the souvenir sheet has Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).||14 August 2017||Notification from IGPC and Ebay|
|Bangladesh||Stamp Day - single featuring a stamp from 1994 with Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus).||10 August 2017||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|St. Vincent||Flamingos: 2 sheets with 6 stamps includes featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) on 4 stamps and Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) on 2.||9 August 2017||IGPC|
|Korea N.||Definitives featuring National emblems of North Korea: 4 stamps, one of which features a Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis).||8 August 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|Guyana||Tropical Toucans: Six stamps featuring Black-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus), Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) on 3 stamps and Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus).||7 August 2017||IGPC|
|Marshall Is.||Honoring the Art of Paul Calle: sheet of 20 stamps with one featuring a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).||4 August 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|Korea N.||Bandung 2017: 4 miniature sheets with 2 featuring Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda) and Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). The Bandung Exhibition was scheduled for 3 to 7 August.||3 August 2017||Correspondent and Yonhap News Agency|
|Liberia||African Penguins: 7 stamps all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus).||2 August 2017||IGPC|
|Sierra Leone||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor).||30 May 2017||WWF Stamps|
||National Parks Service Anniversaries: two stamps, one of which features a small image of a Fairy Pitta (Pitta nympha).||29 May 2017||Korea Stamps|
|Tajikistan||Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps. One features a family of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).||20 January 2017||Former Soviet Union New Issues|
||Birds of Prey: 6 stamps featuring
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius),
Merlin (Falco columbarius),
Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus),
Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis),
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) and
Cuban Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium siju).
Update: There is a souvenir sheet for this issue featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).
Update: This sale confirms the identities.
Update: This series of FDCs confirms the date.
Update: The souvenir sheet is imperforate, so I suppose all species on the sheet should be listed. They are Merlin (Falco columbarius), a hawk which is probably identifiable, Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and probable Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).
|16 January 2017||Delcampe|
||Brasiliana 2017: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana), Golden Parakeet (Guarouba guarouba), Gilt-edged Tanager (Tangara cyanoventris), Saw-billed Hermit (Ramphodon naevius), Banded Cotinga (Cotinga maculata), Araripe Manakin (Antilophia bokermanni) and Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari).||???? 2017||Delcampe|
||Cuban Beaches: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet. Two of the stamps have Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) and Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla).||???? 2017||Delcampe|
15 January 2018