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: Malawi, BAT updated, Guyana, New Caledonia, Paraguay updated, Uruguay, Guyana, Montserrat, Brazil
Expected lateradded
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Date amended 15 November 2018
Landscapes: 4 stamps. The £1.01 stamp has a colony of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). There's a probable Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis alba) well camouflaged against snow in the lower right corner of the 66p stamp. These stamps may be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 28 December 2018 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Malawi Post Office Philatelic Bureau has informed me "of a new issue on 3 December 2018 (vultures of Malawi) consisting of a souvenir sheet and 5 stamps". I await images, but the list of indigenous vultures is very similar to that of Botswana which produced a similar issue in 2015. 3 December 2018 Reminder Notification from Malawi Post
Tanagers: six stamps featuring Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala), Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)*, Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola)*, Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata) and Guira Tanager (Hemithraupis guira)*.
The souvenir sheet has two stamps featuring Speckled Tanager (Tangara guttata)*.
Species marked * are listed as occurring in Guyana.
20 November 2018 Reminder IGPC
50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing: Souvenir sheet with 2 stamps. One features Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). 20 November 2018 Thumb down IGPC
New Caledonia
Pollinators: 4 stamps with one featuring Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana). 8 November 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Spring Series - Ducks of Uruguay: 4 stamps featuring White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis), Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica), Rosy-billed Pochard (Netta peposaca) and Chiloe Wigeon (Anas sibilatrix). 7 November 2018 Reminder Uruguay Post
UPAEP - pets: 30 stamps two feature Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) and Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus). 6 November 2018 Thumb down Delcampe
World Heritage: Alcalá de Henares single with a small image of a White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 5 November 2018 Reminder Spanish Post
Endemic Birds: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Fernandina's Flicker (Colaptes fernandinae), Yellow-headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae), Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis)(Despite the name on the stamp!),
Cuban Nightjar (Antrostomus cubanensis), {source}, Cuban Blackbird (Dives atroviolacea), Bare-legged Owl (Gymnoglaux lawrencii) and Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus gundlachii). It is disappointing that we did not add
Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis) to the philatelic aviary, and very surprising that Cuba should make such a glaring error!
4 November 2018 Reminder Natural Science Stamps
Sweden The Programme for 2018 includes Winter Birds - 10 stamps featuring Great Tit (Parus major), Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) x2, European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) x2. 1 November 2018 Tick PostNord
Date confirmed 9 November 2018
Definives: Penguins of BAT: 6 stamps featuring chicks of Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). Higher values have adults of the same species. These stamps may be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 1 November 2018 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Great Britain
Christmas: 8 stamps with one having European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). 1 November 2018 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Pets: 6 stamps one featuring varieties of Lovebird (Agapornis sp.). 31 October 2018 Thumb down PostAruba
St. Paul's Penguins: 2 stamps each with the island's only penguin - (Northern) Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome moseleyi). 26 October 2018 Thumb down Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .
Extinct Species: 4 stamps with one featuring Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis). The souvenir sheet has no birds. 19 October 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Alfred Faure: single souvenir sheet featuring Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). 17 October 2018 Thumb down Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .
Japan Forest gifts: 10 stamps with 2 having stylised birds, tit-like birds around a nest box, a woodpecker and a strange bird in flight. 17 October 2018 Thumb down Japan Philately
Details added 12 October 2018
Birds of Prey: 12 stamps featuring species listed as Cassin's Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus africanus),
Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata),
Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca),
Beaudouin's Snake-Eagle (Circaetus beaudouini),
Western Banded Snake-eagle (Circaetus cinerascens),
Brown Snake-Eagle (Circaetus cinereus),
Black-breasted Snake-Eagle (Circaetus pectoralis),
Congo Serpent-Eagle (Dryotriorchis spectabilis),
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus),
African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer),
Crowned Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus) and
Ayres' Hawk-Eagle (Aquila ayresii). This disappointing set has only one South American raptor, but it is not native to Surinam.
10 October 2018 Thumb down Suriname Stamps
Exphil 2018: single featuring Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus). 9 October 2018 Thumb down Facebook
Birdsongs and Spring Flowers: a set of 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). The souvenir sheet has artistic probable Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyana). 9 October 2018 Thumb down Macau Post
Japan International Letter-writing Week: 5 stamps using some of Hiroshige's artwork. The lowest value has what could be Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). The lower 70 yen value has probable Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora). 9 October 2018 Thumb down Japan Post
Romania Birds' records: 4 stamps featuring White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus). 5 October 2018 Thumb down Romania Post
Brazil Diplomatic Relations with India: single featuring Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). 2 October 2018 Thumb down Facebook
Antigua & Barbuda
Date found IGPC 3 November 2018
National Bird of Antigua & Barbuda: sheet with 4 stamps all featuring has Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). There is also a souvenir sheet. 1 October 2018 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Water Sports: 6 stamps with 4 having small images of birds which may all be identifiable. 28 September 2018 Tick PostAruba
Turkey National Protected Areas and National Parks: souvenir sheet representing Sultan Sazligi and featuring Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 26 September 2018 Thumb down Turkish Post and Natural Science Stamps
AAT RSV Aurora Australis 30 years: sheet with 4 stamps with one having Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 355. 25 September 2018 Thumb down Australia Post
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
USA 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
Large image added 8 November 2018
Birds of the Chaco: 5 stamps featuring
Olive-crowned Crescentchest (Melanopareia maximiliani){Gallito de collar},
Crested Hornero (Furnarius cristatus){Hornerito de Copetón},
Spot-backed Puffbird (Nystalus maculatus){Durmili},
Hepatic Tanager (Piranga flava){Fueguero rojo} and
Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui){Surucuá aurora}.
Update: I have received a large image of this issue which shows that each stamp has its bird's name as it is known in Paraguay. This reveals that one of my tentative identifications was wrong. Grey-crested Cachalote (Pseudoseisura unirufa) is not in this issue.
21 September 2018 Reminder Natural Science Stamps and Paraguay Post
Australia Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet 4: 5 stamps with the one for "e" featuring Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) and the one for "Z" featuring Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis) - Zebra Finch. The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 355. 18 September 2018 Thumb down Australia Post.
Kyrgyzstan RCC. Nature Reserve Surma-Tash: single featuring a hovering bird of prey that could be Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). 15 September 2018 Thumb down Former Soviet Union New Issues
Costa Rica Towards the Bicentennial: 3 stamps with one featuring Clay-coloured Thrush (Turdus grayi). 13 September 2018 Thumb down El Mundo CR News after seeing a Delcampe sale
Identity confirmed 29 October 2018
Ecuador - Green Destination, World Leader: sheet with 4 large stamps and 8 regular sized stamps, one of which seems to have a Hummingbird found in the Andes. The image is unclear, but the best match I have found is Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani). Ecuador Post announced this issue here.
Update: I have received confirmation from South America that my guess was correct, but have not seen a good image yet.
13 September 2018 Reminder Natural Science Stamps and Ecuador Post
Surinam The Programme for 2018 includes "UPAEP", 2 stamps and ss. Two recent sales on Delcampe reveal that the pair of stamps feature Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus) and Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis), while the souvenir sheet has Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) and Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae). 12 September 2018 Thumb down Suriname Stamps and Delcampe
Niuafo'ou Animals of the World: single featuring Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya). 10 September 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
China The Book of Songs: 6 stamps with one featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 8 September 2018 Thumb down China National Philatelic Corporation
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.
Update: An image of this issue has been published in Focus on Stamps 3-2018 which shows this bird to be too stylised.
6 September 2018 Thumb down Swiss Post
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Navarra - a continuation of this series. This one features Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). 3 September 2018 Thumb down Spanish Post
Ecuador Latin American Congress of Botany: souvenir sheet which has Chimborazo Hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo). 29 August 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
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.
Moldova The Programme for 2018 includes Bird Species, 4 stamps but with no further details
Update: Domestic Poultry: 4 stamps featuring domesticated forms of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Greylag Goose (Anser anser), Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) and Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).
23 August 2018 Thumb down Moldova Stamps
Birds: a souvenir sheet with Montserrat Oriole (Icterus oberi) and 4 stamps featuring Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila), White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora), Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata) and Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl). 18 August 2018 Thumb down IGPC
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
Malaysia Blowpipes: 3 stamps and a miniature sheet. The MS shows a hunter apparently wearing a head-dress made from the skin of a Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros). Here is a better image
14 August 2018 Thumb down Malaysia FDCs and Natural Science Stamps
Grenada Definitives - Significant Fauna and Flora: 6 stamps with one featuring Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi) 3 August 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Mongolia Landscapes I - 7 stamps with one featuring Mongolian Ground-Jay (Podoces hendersoni). 27 July 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Caribbean Netherlands Hummingbirds (St. Eustatius): 8 stamps showing artistic illustrations by Michelle Dujardin. St. Eustatius has 3 Hummingbirds listed which are Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis), Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus) and Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), all of which may be included, but there are no names on the stamps. I recognise Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus) and Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris).
Update: Checking the artist's web site, I do not think the birds are accurately illustrated. Two of the birds in this issue appear on the page of tropical birds, the Dutch names are give as "Kolibrie blauw groen" and "Kolibrie groen roze", which seem to be describing the colours. I was almost certain that the bottom left stamp had Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus). The tail and back patterns fit well, but the black-tipped orange feathers should be from the cheek and not the crown.
20 July 2018 Thumb down WOPA Stamps
Namibia Small Felines of Namibia: 4 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.
Update: An image has been published which shows the species are listed as White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba), Ducorps' Cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita eleonora), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita fitzroyi), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita triton), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Tanimbar Corella (Cacatua goffiniana), Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), Pink Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri), Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), Blue-eyed Cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica) and Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea).
18 July 2018 Thumb down Suriname Stamps and Natural Science Stamps
Guyana National Bird of Guyana: Block of 4 and a souvenir sheet all featuring Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin). 13 July 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Austria DISPENSERMARKEN 3rd Edition: Beautiful Austria : 4 definitive stamps with one featuring Great Egret (Ardea alba). 1 July 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps and Delcampe
Ireland 1400th Death Anniversary of St. Kevin: single stamp featuring 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
Aitutaki Birdpex Rare Birds: 2 stamps featuring Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) and Juan Fernandez Petrel (Pterodroma externa). 4 May 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
Penrhyn Birdpex Rare Birds: 4 stamps featuring Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa), Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii), Wilson's Phalarope (Steganopus tricolor) and Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos). 4 May 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
Tonga Birdpex Rare Birds: 2 stamps both featuring Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt). 3 May 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
Niuafo'ou Birdpex Rare Birds: 4 stamps featuring Red-breasted Plover (Charadrius obscurus), Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus), Antipodes Parakeet (Cyanoramphus unicolor) and Shore Plover (Thinornis novaeseelandiae). 3 May 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
Bhutan National Symbols of Bhutan: 4 souvenir sheets with one featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax). ???? 2017 Thumb down Delcampe
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16 November 2018
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