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: India updated, Australia, x2, Guyana updated, Palau updated, Antigua updated, Ghana updated, St. Vincent, St. Kitts
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||Forest Gifts Series 1 Vol. 1: 2 sheets, each with 10 stamps. One of the 62 yen stamps has Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) though this species in Japan may have a white head. One of the 82 yen stamps has Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), another has 2 birds that may be species of Tit, and a third has a stylised hawk.||8 November 2017||Japan 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|
||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.|
|Isle of Man
||Twelve Days of Christmas: 12 stamps featuring Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa), European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||19 October 2017||Isle of Man Post|
|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|
||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|
|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|
|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|
||Conservation of Birds: sheet with 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet
Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus).
Update: This pamphlet on a Delcampe sale informs us of a revised programme.
|20 September 2017||Taiwan Post|
||Stamps of India has added an interesting item: Vulnerable Birds.
Update: Three stamps have been presented on the stamps of india site featuring (A): Nilgiri Woodpigeon (Columba elphinstonii), (B): Broad-tailed Grassbird (Schoenicola platyurus) and (C): Nilgiri Pipit (Anthus nilghiriensis). India Post has a distorted image of the FDC for this issue. I resized it to produce a better image.
|18 September 2017||Stamps of India and India Post|
||Fauna in painting: 4 stamps with one featuring domesticated Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).||15 September 2017||Moldova Post|
|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|
|Australia||Heard Island: 4 stamps with one featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). The image is taken from Australia Post Stamp Bulletin (Issue No. 348 / September 2017 ).||4 September 2017||Australia 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".
Update: PNG Post have published the latest predicted date.
|August 2017||Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues|
|China||Magpie: single featuring Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica).||28 August 2017||China Post|
|Papua New Guinea||Rare Birds of PNG: 9 stamps featuring
Update: Unfortunately, the designer has chosen the wrong photograph for a Black Honey-buzzard, and has chosen one of an Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) which is not normally found in PNG. See more on my blog
Update: Unfortunately, the designer seems to have invented an image for the Slaty-backed Goshawk and has chosen the wrong photograph for a New Britain Goshawk, selecting one of a Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae) which is not normally found in PNG. See more on my blog
Update: Unfortunately, the designer has chosen the wrong photograph for a Pygmy Eagle, and has chosen one of the closely related Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) taken in Australia. See more on my blog
|24 August 2017||Post PNG|
|Japan||Japanese Pattern Series 3rd Collection: 10 stamps, with 4 featuring stylised birds, two of which are Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).||18 August 2017||Japan Post|
||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|
||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|
||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|
|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|
||Macaws: 9 stamps in 2 sheets featuring Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) on 4, Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) on 4 and Military Macaw (Ara militaris).||1 August 2017||IGPC|
|Botswana||Endangered Birds of Botswana: The Bustards - sheet with 5 stamps portraying 6 species:
Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori),
Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster),
Red-crested Bustard (Eupodotis ruficrista),
White-quilled Bustard (Eupodotis afraoides),
Stanley Bustard (Neotis denhami) and
Ludwig's Bustard (Neotis ludwigii).
A correspondent sent me
this image of the issue which he obtained at Bandung 2017, and it was
announced in Botswana on the day of issue.
Update: Botswana Post sent me an image of the brochure for this issue that confirms that the issue date was earlier than the article referred to above.
|1 August 2017||Correspondent and Botswana's Weekend Post|
|Ireland||Death Centenary of Francis Ledwidge: single stamp featuring a Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula). The image was taken from the latest edition of The Collector (PDF) which has all the details of this issue.||27 July 2017||Irish Post|
|Romania||Welcome to Romania: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) and Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius). Here's a direct link to the image of this issue.||26 July 2017||Romania Post|
|Chad||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs).||24 July 2017||WWF Stamps|
||Animals of the World (National Geographic Creative): four stamps with one featuring Ashy-faced Owl (Tyto glaucops).||21 July 2017||IGPC|
|New Zealand||The Great Kiwi Road Trip: 14 stamps some of which may have small images of birds.||12 July 2017||New Zealand Post|
|Tonga||25th Anniversary of 'Eua National Park: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Red Shining-Parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis). A souvenir sheet has the same species.||10 July 2017||PCI Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Japan||Sea Creatures Series 1st Collection: 10 stamps, featuring various species of Penguin.||5 July 2017||Japan Post|
|Ghana||Colourful Birds. IGPC sent out a mailshot with various images including a sheet for Ghana featuring the same designs that were used on a Zambia issue of 2000. I'm in favour of recycling, but this is ridiculous!||14 June 2017||IGPC|
||National Geographic - Animals of the World: a sheet of 4 stamps includes one featuring Magellanic Steamerduck (Tachyeres pteneres).||7 June 2017||IGPC|
||Genocide in Bangladesh, 1971 - 71 stamps featuring gruesome photographs of this terrible event. One of the stamps has a pair of birds which I assume must be Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos).||?? June 2017||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Sierra Leone||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor).||30 May 2017||WWF Stamps|
|Palau||Animals of the World (National Geographic Creative): four stamps with one featuring Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria).||15 May 2017||IGPC|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Fauna: single featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) and a souvenir sheet with Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).||20 April 2017||BH Post|
|Guyana||Animals of the World (National Geographic Creative): four stamps with one featuring Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra).||14 April 2017||IGPC|
||National Geographic - Animals of the World a sheet of 4 stamps includes one featuring Purple-banded Sunbird (Cinnyris bifasciatus).||3 April 2017||IGPC|
|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|
|Tajikistan||Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps. One features a family of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)||20 January 2017||Former Soviet Union New Issues|
|Senegal||Environment: 2 stamps with one having a Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus).||???? 2017||Delcampe|
|Netherlands||One we missed in 2013! Rijksmuseum: sheet with 10 stamps with one featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) based on this painting which also appeared on a Gambian stamp issued in 2000.||25 March 2013||Dutch Post|
18 September 2017