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: Netherlands, Greenland, Latvia updated, Surinam updated, Moldova updated, Tuvalu, TAAF, Botswana
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
The programme for 2021 includes "Latvian birds", two stamps, but with no further details.
Update Latvia's bird of the year for 2021 has been chosen, so it is likely that one of the birds in this issue will be Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix).
Update The programme has been updated to include the species names: "Laukirbe, Sarkankrutitis". The first confirms Grey Partridge and the second is Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). No images yet.
|16 July 2021||Latvia Post|
The programme for 2021 includes "Falcons of Belarus", 6 stamps, but with no further details.
There are 6 Falcons listed on
Avibase for Belarus, but 2 are Rare/Vagrants, so perhaps there will be 2 each of three species.
Update This issue is illustrated on the future issues page and confirms that it portrays the male and female of each of 3 species, namely: Merlin (Falco columbarius), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) and Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus).
|7 July 2021||Belpost|
|Hong Kong||The 2021 Stamps Issuing Programme includes Centenary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: 6 stamps, one featuring Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus).||21 June 2021||Hong Kong Stamps.|
||The latest in this series shows the fauna of The Duin and Kruidberg area and includes just 1 bird: Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos).||14 June 2021||Postnl|
||Consultative meeting of the Antarctic Treaty: souvenir sheet featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from Phil'Info for June 2021.||11 June 2021||Le Carré D'Encre.|
||Postcrossing: 3 stamps with one featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||10 June 2021||Guernsey Stamps|
||Europa: 2 stamps with one featuring Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons). Details were published in the latest issue of Greenland Collector.||8 June 2021||Greenland Stamps and Europa Stamps|
|Papua New Guinea||Birds of Paradise: this long-awaited issue has re-appeared.
There are no details and the anticipated date is "July"
Update 12 Oct The latest news from Post PNG:"Birds of Paradise, Bilums (string bags), and Saltwater Crocodiles on the drawing board. If all goes well, we hope to release by end of November, 2020."
Update 2 May The latest news is that the proposed date has been amended as can be found on the 2021 plan.
|7 June 2021||Post PNG|
Provisional Programme for 2021 includes "Birds": 12 stamps but with no further details
Update: Details of this set have been published and the 12 species are listed as Saffron Toucanet (Baillonius bailloni), Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos), Swallow-wing (Chelidoptera tenebrosa), Helmeted Woodpecker (Celeus galeatus), White Woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus) and Yellow-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes flavifrons) and White-wedged Piculet (Picumnus albosquamatus) and White-barred Piculet (Picumnus cirratus ) and Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis), Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) and Spot-billed Toucanet (Selenidera maculirostris). A disappointing issue: although there are a few new species, only one (Melanerpes candidus) is native to Surinam, and two species that are listed are described as rare or accidental. There is a Piculet which is apparently endemic Arrowhead Piculet (Picumnus minutissimus) which would have been a far more appropriate choice.
|2 June 2021||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies Ltd. and Suriname Stamps|
|Australia||Pigeons and Doves: 4 stamps featuring Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus), Superb Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus superbus), White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela) and Squatter Pigeon (Geophaps scripta). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 371.||1 June 2021||Australia Post|
The Programme for 2021 includes Europa: 2 stamps.
I have been informed that one should feature Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).
Update: Details have been published in Bulletin 136 and here is an image of the stamps.
|28 May 2021||Slovenia Post and Correspondent|
||The Schedule for May includes "Europa Endangered national wildlife": two stamps featuring
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) and
Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). No stamp images yet.
Update: Images of both stamps have been published.
|28 May 2021||Moldova Post and Europa Stamps|
||National Land Afforestation (Shimane Prefecture): 5 stamps with 3 featuring small images of
Varied Tit (Sittiparus varius),
Great Tit (Parus major) and
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).
Update I overlooked that the stamp with Varied Tit also has Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus).
|26 May 2021||Japan Philately|
||Fish Eagle in Botswana: 4 stamps all featuring African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).||26 May 2021||Botswana Post|
||Future issues includes a stamp commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Jean de la Fontaine featuring the fable of the fox and the crow. There have been several stamps featuring this fable, but this one seems to have an acceptable Carrion Crow (Corvus corone).||25 May 2021||Monaco Post|
||Europa: 2 stamps featuring
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) and
Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes). I know the first stamp is labelled "Falco tinnunculus",
but the head markings are much too like its American cousin.
Update I found the source image that has been used by the designer. It is described as "Stipple illustration of a female Kestrel Falcon perching on a trainers glove. It compares quite well with the bird on this photograph taken in British Colombia, Canada. However, whichever species one chooses, it is difficult to discount the apparently forked tail.
|25 May 2021||Europa Stamps|
|Australia||Migratory Shorebirds: 3 stamps featuring Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica), Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) and Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 371.||18 May 2021||Australia Post|
||Birds of Tuvalu: sheetlet with 6 stamps featuring Christmas Shearwater (Puffinus nativitatis), Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica), Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra). The souvenir sheet has 2 stamps featuring Red-footed Booby (Sula sula).||17 May 2021||IGPC|
||Europa 2021: 2 stamps with
Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug).
Update The second stamp has Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris). Both stamps are well presented on Europa Stamps
|12 May 2021||Correspondent, Europa Stamps and Bitter Grounds|
|Japan||Natural monument series Vol. 6 : 10 stamps, with four featuring Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda), Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea), Narcissus Flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina) and Blue-and-white Flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana).||10 May 2021||Japan Philately|
||Europa 2021: at least one stamp featuring various animals including a probable Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). I have not seen any more in this issue.||9 May 2021||Europa Stamps and. Bitter Grounds|
||Europa: single and souvenir sheet, featuring Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). There are other birds in the distance which may be identifiable.||9 May 2019||Montenegro Post and Europa Stamps Blog|
||Europa 2021: 2 stamps with one featuring Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus).||9 May 2021||Europa Stamps.|
||Europa 2021: single stamp, souvenir sheet and a booklet. The birds featured are Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||7 May 2021||Europa Stamps.|
||Europa: single featuring stylised Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||7 May 2021||Stamps of Armenia|
|Slovakia||Europa single featuring Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).||7 May 2021||Slovakia Post.|
The programme for 2021 includes "Europa" 2 stamps featuring Eurasian Lynx and
Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).
Update I have received an image of the FDC for this issue.
|7 May 2021||Croatia Post.|
|Andorra (Spanish Post)||The Programme for 2021 includes "Europa": probably one stamp featuring
"Trencalòs" which is Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus).
Update An image of this stamp has been published.
|30 April 2021||Spanish Post and Europa Stamps Blog|
|Faroe Is.||Europa 2 stamps, both featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||26 April 2021||Europa Stamps.|
|Romania||Europa: 2 stamps with one featuring Great Bustard (Otis tarda).||22 April 2021||Romfilatelia|
|Brazil||Diplomatic Relations Series: Brazil - Dominican Republic: single stamp featuring Palmchat (Dulus dominicus). It's good to see that Brazil is still issuing stamps despite the pandemic. This page has a high definition image of the stamp. I hope the next issue might have a few Brazilian endemic birds.||19 April 2021||Correspondent and Brazil Post|
|Norway||Endangered National Wildlife: 1 stamp featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||23 April 2021||Norway Post|
|Ireland||Ice Men (Irish Antarctic Explorers): 4 stamps with one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). The image was scanned from "The Collector 2/21" which is not yet online. Eventually, it should appear here.||15 April 2021||Correspondent|
|Artsakh (Armenian post)||Europa: 3 stamps with one featuring Red Kite (Milvus milvus). I know it is a disputed territory, but I like these stamps.||9 April 2021||Europa Stamps Blog|
|United Nations||Endangered Species: 3 sets of 4 stamps. The birds featured are listed as Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops) and Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster).||7 April 2021||UNPA|
|Bosnia Herzegovina (Croat)||
The programme for 2021 includes Europa which should be 2 stamps, both featuring
Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). Male on one stamp and female on the other.
Update Images of the two stamps have been published, and instead of a female Capercaillie, the second stamp has Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia).
|5 April 2021||Croatian Post Mostar and Europa Stamps Blog|
||Definitive: revalued issue featuring Common Crane (Grus grus).||1 April 2021||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
||Definitive: revalued issue featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||20 March 2021||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|AAT||Arts Fellowship: 4 stamps with one for photography having a small image of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 370.||16 March 2021||Australia Post|
|Switzerland||100 years Dürrenmatt: single with a pet Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).||4 March 2021||Swiss Post|
|Alderney||50th anniversary of decimalisation of the currency: 6 stamps. The 95p stamp has a coin with a flying Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) framed by two birds of the same species. A similar stamp was issued by Guernsey in a set of 16 stamps in 1979.||15 February 2021||Guernsey Post|
|France||Animal footprints: Booklet with 12 stamps includes those purported to be of Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).||12 February 2021||Le Carré D'Encre|
|Isle of Man||Show Birds: 6 stamps showing domesticated cage birds based on the following species: Island Canary (Serinus canaria), Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae), Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), Hybrid Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea), Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis) and Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata).||9 February 2021||IoM Post|
|Sweden||400th Anniversary of Gothenburg: 5 stamps, one has a few gulls, which may include Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) and European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus).||14 January 2021||Sweden Post and Delcampe|
|TAAF||Aviso la meurthe à Crozet: single featuring probable Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021.||2 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre.|
||André Lebeau: single featuring a small image of 3 probable Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021. I missed this on my first pass of this edition.||2 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|Cuba||Water Birds: 5 stamps featuring Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Tricoloured Heron (Egretta tricolor), Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) and Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). This FDC gives the date.||15 December 2020||Delcampe|
|Cuba||Pigeons: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Snow Pigeon (Columba leuconota), Lemon Dove (Columba larvata), Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon (Columba elphinstonii), Speckled Wood-Pigeon (Columba hodgsonii), Yellow-eyed Pigeon (Columba eversmanni) and Rameron Pigeon (Columba arquatrix). The souvenir sheet has Stock Dove (Columba oenas), This FDC gives the date.||11 October 2020||Delcampe|
|Saudi Arabia||Falcons: souvenir sheet and 3 stamps featuring Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) and Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus). Saudi Post announced this issue here.||17 August 2020||Ebay and Saudi Post|
10 June 2021