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: Australia, AAT, Bangladesh, Malaysia updated, Austria, China, Canada updated, Japan, Botswana, Cyprus updated
Expected lateradded
 
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Surinam The Programme for 2018 includes "Birds of Prey", 12 stamps but with no further details 10 October 2018 Reminder Suriname Stamps
Japan
New
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
Taiwan
Details added 24 July 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes "Birds of Taiwan Souvenir Sheet ", 4 stamps but with no further details.
Update: The details show a sheet of 4 stamps featuring Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) and Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta).
3 October 2018 Reminder Taiwan Post
Cyprus
Date changed 8 August 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes "Birds of Cyprus", but with no further details. 27 September 2018 Reminder Cyprus Post
AAT
New
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.
New
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
Australia
New
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.
Switzerland
Details found 27 July 2018
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
Jersey
New
Links with China - Birdlife: 6 stamps featuring birds that occur in Jersey and China. The species are Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina). The Chough and Goldfinch are both new for Jersey. The image was taken from "Jersey Stamp Bulletin Summer 2018". A reciprocal issue by China would be useful, but unlikely! 3 September 2018 Reminder Notification from Jersey Post
Liechtenstein
New
Artistic photography: birds' eyes: 3 stamps featuring Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) and Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo). 3 September 2018 Reminder Liechtenstein Post
Spain
New
12 months 12 stamps: Navarra - a continuation of this series. This one features Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). 3 September 2018 Thumb down Spanish Post
Finland
New
Stamps due to be issued in the second half of 2018 includes a set of 5 stamps, with one featuring Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus). September 2018 Reminder Finland Post
Uruguay The programme for 2018 includes "Serie Primavera - Patos - WWF". There should be 4 stamps featuring ducks, 50 years after the only other duck on a stamp from Uruguay. September 2018 Reminder Uruguay Post
Botswana
New
Definitives - Kgalagadi Biodiversity: 15 stamps with 5 featuring Namaqua Sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Social Weaver (Philetairus socius), Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos) and Chestnut-banded Plover (Charadrius pallidus). There are also 5 mammals and 5 other vertebrates. The details I received are all in this ZIP file (4 Mb). 30 August 2018 Reminder Notification from Botswana Post
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.
Japan
New
Autumn greeting 82 yen: 10 stamps - one has Siberian Blue Robin (Larvivora cyane). The full sheets of this issue are shown in this PDF. 23 August 2018 Reminder Japan Philatelic Association and Japan Post
Canada
Image of sheets added 11 August 2018
The provisional Programme for 2018 includes third and final issue of the Birds of Canada series. There are only three remaining provincial birds, but the programme assumes a 5-stamp issue.
Update: A correspondent has informed me of the expected issue date and that the 5 stamps will feature Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) and Whooping Crane (Grus americana). Also, 20,000 of the souvenir sheets will be overprinted with the IOC logo - there will be meeting in Vancouver in August.
Update: This issue is available for pre-ordering from Canada Post.
20 August 2018 Reminder RPSC and Canada Post
China
New
Wild Goose: single featuring Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides). 17 August 2018 Reminder China National Philatelic Corporation
Lithuania Lithuanian animals: 4 stamps, featuring Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus). The image is taken from the online version of EKSPRES INFORMACIJA Nr. 106. 17 August 2018 Reminder Lithuania Post
Great Britain
New
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
Bangladesh
New
Pallas's Fish-eagle: 4 stamps all featuring Pallas's Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus). 15 August 2018 Reminder Commonwealth Stamps blog
Malaysia
Date amended 13 August 2018
Better image added 15 August 2018
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
New Zealand
New
Predator Free 2050: 5 splendid stamps featuring Stitchbird (Notiomystis cincta), Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus), Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos), Great Egret (Ardea alba), Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus), New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae), Weka (Gallirallus australis), Whitehead (Mohoua albicilla), New Zealand Tomtit (Petroica macrocephala), North Island Robin (Petroica longipes), Chatham Parakeet (Cyanoramphus forbesi), Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) and Great Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx haastii). 1 August 2018 Tick NZ Post
Moldova
Revised issue details 26 July 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes Bird Species, 4 stamps but with no further details
Update: The updated plan for issues in August shows that this event will actually be a special postmark for "Domestic Birds", which may mean there will be no stamps. I may be wrong!
August 2018 Thumb down Moldova Stamps
Mongolia
New
Landscapes I - 7 stamps with one featuring Mongolian Ground-Jay (Podoces hendersoni). 27 July 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Caribbean Netherlands
New
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), but will await confirmaton of the other species. 20 July 2018 Reminder 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
Details added 21 July 2018
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
France
New
Euromed - Houses of the Mediterranean: single with small images of Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 9 July 2018 Thumb down Phil'info for July/August, 2018
Palau
New
National Bird: single featuring Palau Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus pelewensis). 5 July 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Austria
New
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
Japan The 50th anniversary of the return of the Bonin Islands: 10 stamps with 2 featuring. Bonin Honeyeater (Apalopteron familiare). 26 June 2018 Thumb down Japan Philately
France
New
Kaysersberg: single with small images of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 20 June 2018 Thumb down Phil'info for July/August, 2018
Caribbean Netherlands
New
Birds of Bonaire: 24 stamps. The sheet is exactly the same as the one issued in 2016, but with a revised face value. 19 June 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Serbia Young Animals: 4 stamps with one featuring Black Swan (Cygnus atratus): "crni labud". 19 June 2018 Thumb down Correspondent
France
New
2018 PARIS PHILEX: a souvenir sheet of 4 stamps including a stamp issued in 1949 with Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). Here is a good image of the sheet. 11 June 2018 Thumb down Wiki timbres
Indonesia
New
World Environment Day: 2 stamps with one having a small image of a White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus). 5 June 2018 Reminder Natural Science Stamps and Delcampe
Ireland 1400th Death Anniversary of St. Kevin: single stamp featuring a 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
Date confirmed 1 August 2018
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.
Cook Is.
Date confirmed 1 August 2018
Birdpex Rare Birds: 2 stamps featuring Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris) and Tropical Shearwater (Puffinus bailloni). 4 May 2018 Reminder Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
Penrhyn
Date confirmed 1 August 2018
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 Reminder Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
Tonga
Date confirmed 1 August 2018
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
Date confirmed 1 August 2018
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.
Macedonia Europa - Bridges: 2 stamps and souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has a White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) looking out of place: a White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) on one of the rocks would have been more appropriate! 2 May 2018 Tick Europa Stamps.
Cuba Birds in Danger of Extinction: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis), Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix), Takahe (Porphyrio mantelli), Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)(Despite the name on the stamp!), {source}, Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus), Great Curassow (Crax rubra) and Giant Kingbird (Tyrannus cubensis). This image gives the date. 20 February 2018 Thumb down Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps
Bhutan National Symbols of Bhutan: 4 souvenir sheets with one featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax). ???? 2017 Thumb down Delcampe
Last Updated
18 August 2018
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