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: Switzerland updated, Guyana, Antigua & Barbuda, India, Faroe Is., South Africa updated, Ecuador, Chile
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
Programme for 2020 includes Animal families - 4 stamps,
including "Goosander" =
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser).
Update Details of this set have been published in Focus on Stamps 2/2020
|7 May 2020||Swiss Post|
|Iceland||The Programme for 2020 includes a tourism issue of 2 stamps. The one for Whale Watching has a small image of a gull that may be identifiable.||7 May 2020||Iceland Post|
|Estonia||The Programme for 2020 includes Bird of the Year, single featuring Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus).||30 April 2020||Omniva|
|Australia||Bird emblems of the Australian states: 6 stamps featuring Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Brolga (Grus rubicunda), Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) and Black Swan (Cygnus atratus). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 364.||21 April 2020||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
Issue #43 of Posta Stamps (pdf) features an astounding
stamp to celebrate Queen Margrethe II's 80th Anniversary. It has 16 species of bird! They are:
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus,
European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)*,
Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)*,
Razorbill (Alca torda)*,
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)*,
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima),
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)*,
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle),
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica),
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea),
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus),
Common Murre (Uria aalge),
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)*,
Common Raven (Corvus corax),
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) and
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus).
Species marked "*" are first appearance on Faroe's stamps.
|16 April 2020||Posta Stamps #43 by email from a correspondent|
|France||Eggs: booklet of 12 stamps featuring the eggs of Carrion Crow (Corvus corone), Ostrich (Struthio camelus), Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) and Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).||3 April 2020||Phil-Ouest|
|Namibia||The Programme for 2020 will be published soon, but I have been sent an
image of "Woodpeckers of Namibia": 5 stamps featuring
Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens),
Olive Woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus),
Bennett's Woodpecker (Campethera bennettii),
Golden-tailed Woodpecker (Campethera abingoni),
Bearded Woodpecker (Dendropicos namaquus),
Update I have received by email the Programme for 2020 which confirms this issue but the date has been brought forward.
|2 April 2020||Helge Denker and Nampost|
||UNESCO World Heritage sites of India - Natural Sites: souvenir sheet of 5 stamps. The one for the Great Himalayan National Park which has a Snow Leopard also has a bird in the background which may be Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus)||16 March 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Ebay|
||I received a newsletter from SAPO by email but was disappointed that there were no bird stamps mentioned. I replied and suggested
that SAPO could continue its recent series of bird stamps by selecting 5 South African Woodpeckers perhaps in the programme for 2020.
I was very surprised to get a reply from a SAPO official that there would be an issue featuring Woodpeckers in August, 2019! I have requested early news
of this issue.
Update 6 August The latest information from SAPO: "It might be delayed".
Update 25 September The latest information from SAPO: "The stamps are not yet in South Africa".
Update 31 January 2020 Commonwealth Stamps Opinion lists SAPO's intended issues for early 2020, which includes Woodpeckers for March.
Update 13 March 2020 The issue has appeared for sale on Delcampe. The species are Bearded Woodpecker (Dendropicos namaquus), Ground Woodpecker (Geocolaptes olivaceus), Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens), Olive Woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus) and Knysna Woodpecker (Campethera notata).
|12 March 2020||SAPO and Delcampe|
|France||Cabinet of Curiosities: booklet of 12 stamps with one featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).||6 March 2020||Phil-Ouest|
||Guadalajara de Buga 450 years: sheet with 4 stamps, one of which has Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona).||4 March 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Belarus||The Programme for 2020 includes
Bird of the Year, single featuring
Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).
Update An image of the stamp has been published.
|3 March 2020||Belposta|
||Wild Species threatened by trade in Sri Lanka: 20 stamps with one featuring Serendib Scops-owl (Otus thilohoffmanni),||3 March 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Romania||Polar Fauna: 4 stamps with one featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus).||28 February 2020||Romania Post|
|Ukraine||200 Years Since the Opening up of Antarctica: single featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua).||28 January 2020||Ukraine Post|
The Plan for 2020 includes Coats of arms of Latvian regions and cities:
5 stamps, one of which will feature Vilani county, whose
Coat of Arms features
a Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) which is apparently the bird on
Vilani's coat of arms. The translation of part of this page is:
"The nightingale is a singing bird, the love of the song also characterizes Vilani region, because there are many singing groups and recognized soloists in the region. The golden color represents the improvement of life, helps to achieve values, and symbolizes the sun - the source of light, eternity."
Update The set of 5 is shown here.
|3 January 2020||Latvia Post and Correspondent|
||Woodpeckers: A souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 8 stamps featuring Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) on 2 stamps and incorrectly labelled on the souvenir sheet, Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) x2, Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) x2 and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) x2. With about 17 species of Woodpecker listed for Guyana, this is a very disappointing issue.||??? 2020||IGPC|
|Antigua & Barbuda
||Mallard Duck: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).||??? 2020||IGPC|
||50th Anniversary of the Antarctic Base, President Frei: 4 stamps with one featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua).||29 October 2019|
|Croatia||Croatian Homeland War - Special Police Units: 21 stamps and 4 labels. Three of the badges have birds, including one which has a possible Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo). A very white stork and a heron may be ignored.||29 September 2019||Croatia Post and Delcampe|
|Grenada||Roseate Spoonbill: 2 items comprising 6 stamps, all featuring Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja).||8 September 2019||IGPC|
||Tourism: 2 self adhesive booklets. One has stamps featuring Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) and Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus).||??? 2019||Ebay|
31 March 2020