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: South Africa updated, Serbia, Pakistan, Finland, Greenland updated, Romania, Colombia updated, St. Vincent
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||25 Years of the Darwin Initiative: 6 stamps with one featuring Mangrove Finch (Geospiza heliobates). This issue was described in the Spring 2017 edition of the Jersey Stamp Bulletin. The Commonwealth Stamps Opinion site has an excellent piece about this issue.||14 June 2017||Jersey Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Japan||Japanese paintings: sheet with 10 stamps. One stamp has Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor).||7 June 2017||Japan Post|
|United Nations||World Environment Day: 6 stamps with one featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). Details appeared in UNPA's "Fascination Philatelic Bulletin No. 122"||5 June 2017||UNPA|
||European nature protection: 2 stamps with one featuring Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca).||1 June 2017||Correspondent in Serbia|
|Aland||The Programme for 2017 includes a single stamp commemorating Finland's centenary, featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||24 May 2017||Aland Post|
||Processing Cod: single with a few gulls. One could be Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus). The image is taken from Philinfo for May 2017. Here's a larger image of the stamp.||22 May 2017||Philinfo French Post.|
||The Sept-Dec 2016 issue of Setempe lists Bee-eaters in the Programme for 2017. Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published an image that confirms the species as: European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides), Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) and White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides),||18 May 2017||SAPO and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Old Bank Notes: 2 stamps with one featuring
this note which features
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) and probable
Common Murre (Uria aalge).
Update: Having now seen the stamp illustrated on Greenland Stamps, I think the bird I thought may be a Common Murre is more likely a female Eider, as the head shape is more significant than the spurious white marking along the water-line.
|15 May 2017||Greenland Stamps|
||Birds of Pakistan: postal stationery. I do not normally list postal stationery, but this issue reminds me of the single stamp that was issued in 2013, which I hoped was going to be the start of a new series. The designs on these envelopes are similar to the one issued then with a Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer). The species on these envelopes seem to be Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava), Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis), Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense), Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes) (Incorrectly labelled as Rufous-tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicura)), Kashmir Nuthatch (Sitta cashmirensis), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) and Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitarius).||12 May 2017||Delcampe|
||Endangered Species: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) and Merlin (Falco columbarius). According to romfilatelia, this is a joint issue with the UNPA.||11 May 2017||Romania Post|
||Chinese Idiom Stories - 4 stamps, one has a small image of presumed Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). This is similar to an issue of 2015.||10 May 2017||Taiwan Post|
|Finland||Linns has summarised the Programme for 2017 which includes
"a souvenir sheet of four stamps featuring migratory birds by designer Erik Bruun".
Update: A correspondent has sent me images which shows the birds are Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca), Brant (Branta bernicla) and Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis).
|9 May 2017||Linns and Correspondent|
||150th Anniversary of the birth of Wladyslaw Reymont: single featuring a small flock of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). A high quality version of the portrait may be seen here.||7 May 2017||Polish Post|
|Great Britain||Norvic Philatelics Blog has summarised the Programme for 2017 which includes "Songbirds" but with no further details.
Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has confirmed that this will be a 10-stamp issue,
and has published an image of
one of the stamps - Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).
Update: Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published images of the whole set. In addition to the Wren, others species are: Great Tit (Parus major), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) and Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella).
Update: Here's a better image of the set.
|4 May 2017||Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Isle of Man
||Food Matters on the Isle of Man: 6 stamps. Some have very small images of birds. I am most hopeful that the one on the 98p stamp could be a Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina).||3 May 2017||Isle of Man Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Japan||Natural Monument series 2nd collection: sheet with 10 stamps with 2 featuring Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) and Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus).||28 April 2017||Japan Post|
||Cesar's 50th Anniversary:
sheet of 12 stamps with one featuring
Great Egret (Ardea alba).
Update: I overlooked the blurred line of cormorants in the background which are presumably Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus).
|27 April 2017||4-72: Colombia Post|
||Immortal Blossoms of an Eternal Spring (II) - 8 stamps, with 3 featuring birds including Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) and Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus). I'm still trying to identify the bird on the "9" stamp. The Brambling is far more realistic than the one issued in 1997.||26 April 2017||Taiwan Post|
||Jean-Baptiste Charcot: single featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and presumed Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea). The issue was announced in Phil'info for April, 2017||24 April 2017||French Post|
||Recently Extinct Species: 4 stamps with one featuring the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius).||21 April 2017||Romania Post|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Fauna: single featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) and a souvenir sheet with Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).||20 April 2017||BH Post|
||Risaralda's 50th Anniversary: 2 stamps with one featuring Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta). Source image.||7 April 2017||4-72: Colombia 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".
|3 April 2017||Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues|
|Uzbekistan||Birds definitives: 9 stamps featuring 7 species. These are Common Crane (Grus grus), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||30 March 2017||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|Montenegro||Fauna: a single stamp featuring Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia).||30 March 2017||Montenegro Post|
|United Nations||34th Asian International Stamp Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps. One features Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae). The image was taken from Bulletin 121 (PDF)||30 March 2017||UNPA|
|Czech Rep.||Jihlava Zoo: 5 stamps with one featuring Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus). These may be a "private" issue by the zoo, because the email address for purchasing them is firstname.lastname@example.org.||9 March 2017||Czech Post|
|Caribbean Netherlands||Lighthouses of Bonaire: 4 stamps with one featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).||3 March 2017||WOPA Stamps|
||High Value Definitives: 2 stamps featuring St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii) and Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus).||28 February 2017||IGPC|
|USA||Work Projects Administration (WPA) Posters: a set of 10, one of them based on this poster has Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).||7 February 2017||USPS|
|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|
|Spain||Spanish Activity in Antarctica: single which features a Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica).||30 January 2017||Spanish Post|
|Curaçao||Year of the Rooster, 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet also with 3 stamps all featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).||28 January 2017||Cpost International|
|Serbia||Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).||27 January 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|India||Indian Wildlife: 6 stamps based on children's paintings. Two stamps feature Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). A third stamp has white "Cranes", though they look like egrets. Unfortunately, one has a leg which appears to bend in the wrong direction, and another has a bill that belongs on an Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)!||25 January 2017||India Post and Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Indonesia||Year of the Rooster: 3 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). There is also a souvenir sheet. This issue was announced by Pos Indonesia.||21 January 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
||100 years of Lions Club charity: booklet with 2 stamps. Amongst the collection of badges one for New Mexico has Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) and one for New Zealand seems to have the extinct Huia (Heteralocha acutirostris). This FDC gives the date.||20 January 2017||Delcampe|
||Birds of Prey: 4 stamps featuring Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) despite the name on the stamp, Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus).||16 January 2017||Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps|
|Peru||Fauna in Danger of Extinction: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) and Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis). The designer obviously switched the names on the Oilbird stamp with those on the Deer stamp.||9 January 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|India||Splendours of India: 12 stamps and 13 miniature sheets. One stamp and ms features the Peacock Gate, and therefore has a reasonable likeness of an Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||1 January 2017||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
||Environment: 2 stamps with one having a Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus).||???? 2017||Delcampe|
|Qatar||Qatar National Day: souvenir sheet with 2 stamps, one has Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).||18 December 2016||Qatar Post|
|Serbia||Children's Stamps: 4 stamps with 3 featuring stylised White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||9 November 2016||Correspondent|
|Anguilla||National Symbols: 8 stamps with 1 featuring Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita).||10 October 2016||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Palestine||World Post Day: 4 stamps, one of which features Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||9 October 2016||Delcampe|
||Ties of Friendship between the Republic of El Salvador and Taiwan: 2 stamps with one featuring Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa).||???? 2016||Delcampe|
|Cuba||Pico Torquino National Park: 4 stamps with one featuring Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena).||???? 2016||Delcampe|
|Trinidad and Tobago||40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Trinidad and China:
4 stamps with 2 featuring probable
Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) and
Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber).
Update: I was beginning to wonder if this was ever issued, but sales on Ebay imply that it was: presentation folder.
|20 June 2014||Delcampe and Ebay|
|France||Treasures of Philately: a souvenir sheet of 5 stamps featuring a stamp issued in 1947 with an unidentifiable gull.||16 June 2014||French Post|
18 May 2017