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: Iran, Sweden, Turkmenistan, Sweden updated, Latvia, Japan, Alderney, Guernsey updated, Saudi Arabia
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||Spring greeting 84 yen: 6 stamps, with one featuring probable Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus).||19 February 2021||Japan Philately|
The programme for 2021 includes "Definitive - birds" but with no further details.
Update Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published images of all 16 stamps which gives the species as: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), Great Tit (Parus major), European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo) pale, Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) and Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).
Update Guernsey Post has published details and images.
|17 February 2021||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Guernsey Stamps|
||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|
||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|
|Surinam||I have received by email the Provisional Programme for 2021. It includes "Penguins": 6 stamps but with no further details||3 February 2021||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies Ltd.|
|Belgium||Bpost has published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2021, which includes this image of a Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus).||25 January 2021||Belgian Post Thanks to correspondent|
|Taiwan||South Penghu Marine National Park: 4 stamps, one has Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii).||21 January 2021||Chunghwa Post|
||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|
Valuable nature: 5 stamps,
Common Swift (Apus apus).
Update This stamp has appeared in an article featured in a UK national newspaper, The Guardian.
|14 January 2021||Sweden Post|
|SPM||Bécasseau violet: single featuring Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021. Unfortunately, the designer omitted an "i" from "maritima".||12 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre|
|France||Birds of the Islands: sheet with 4 stamps showing birds from some of France's
overseas territories which I think are
Reunion Cuckooshrike (Lalage newtoni),
Martinique Oriole (Icterus bonana),
Forest Thrush (Cichlherminia lherminieri) and
Razorbill (Alca torda).
Update Since composing this entry, I have found details on Carré d'Encre, particularly under "A bit of ornithology".
|11 January 2021||Correspondents and Le Carré D'Encre.|
||The Plan for 2021 includes Coats of arms of Latvian regions and cities: 3 stamps, one of which will feature Ropazi county, whose Coat of Arms features 3 Eurasian Skylarks (Alauda arvensis). Another stamp has a very stylised bird which may be a Common Crane (Grus grus).||6 January 2021||Latvia Post and Correspondent|
I have been sent an image of a sheet of
10 stamps due to be issued by the Netherlands, in 2021, but I am awaiting confirmation of the date.
The format is similar to the ones issued in 2020 showing birds of certain habitats. This new series is part of 12 sheets with Dutch landscapes to be issued the next three years.
The first shows fauna of
Dwingelerveld National Park and includes
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) and
Common Crane (Grus grus).
Update 3 January 2021 Here are details of this issue and dates for the next 3 issues due in 2021, but with no images yet. The better image reveals that to the right of the deer, but not enough on the stamp is a European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola).
|4 January 2021||Correspondent and Postzegelblog.nl|
|TAAF||Cormorans de Kerguelan et de Crozet: single possibly featuring Kerguelen Shag (Phalacrocorax verrucosus) and Crozet Shag (Phalacrocorax melanogenis). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021.||2 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|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.|
|Colombia||Seventh series National Natural Parks of Colombia: sheet with 10 stamps, one of which has Northern Screamer (Chauna chavaria).||29 December 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Ukraine||Ukrainian Folk Costumes: sheet of 6 stamps, the top left one has a small image of what could be Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus).||24 December 2020||Email from Ukraine Post|
|Kyrgyzstan||The Programme for 2020 includes
Bird of the Year: single featuring
White-browed Tit-Warbler (Leptopoecile sophiae).
Update 6 May 2020 "At the present time, the stamp issue process is paused"
Update 4 November 2020 The plan has been updated to show most of the issues are now expected to be issued in the 4th quarter. The warbler is still listed but not illustrated.
Update 30 November 2020 The sheet of stamps has been published, but no confirmed date.
|17 December 2020||Email from Kyrgyz Express Post|
Steinhardt Museum of Natural History: 3 stamps with one featuring a hunted
Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus).
Update I just noticed one other stamp in the issue that has two birds: Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) and probable Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis). On the tab is a probable White-tailed Wheatear (Oenanthe leucopyga).
|15 December 2020||Correspondent and Israel Philatelic Federation.|
The Schedule for New Stamps Issue in the Fourth Season of 2020 includes "Conservation of Birds Postage Stamps": 4 stamps but with no further details
Update A correspondent has sent me a link to images of the set which reveals that the species are: Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) and Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
|8 December 2020||Chunghwa Post and Gulfmann Wu's Facebook|
|Russia||New Year: single has a small image of a Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula).||3 December 2020||Rusmarka|
||Ducks - souvenir sheet featuring White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala). This site lists it as a single souvenir sheet and will sell it.||???? 2020||Delcampe|
||Fauna - 4 stamps with 3 featuring Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) and Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus).||???? 2020||Delcampe|
|Tajikistan||Red Book of Tajikistan. Birds of Prey and Wild Cats: 4 stamps with two featuring Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis) and Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo omissus).||???? 2020||Delcampe|
|Bosnia Herzegovina (Croat)||250th Anniversary of Beethoven: 2 stamps featuring small images of European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) and Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).||16 December 2020||Croatian Post Mostar and Europa Stamps Blog|
|TAAF||Celebrating 65 years of TAAF: sheet with 5 stamps. Each represents a part of the territory and has an outline image of a bird, so I assume the species are White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), on 2 stamps, Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from Phil'Info for November 2020.||?? December 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|Colombia||Sixth series National Natural Parks of Colombia: sheet with 10 stamps, one of which has Blue-throated Piping-Guan (Pipile cumanensis).||27 November 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
||Definitives - Istanbul: 2 stamps with one featuring probable Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus). If this link does not work, go to the issue, from the home page, click on "definitive stamps" and look for "Istanbul".||24 November 2020||Turkey Post|
|Dominica||Wildlife of Dominica: 7 stamps with two featuring Red-necked Parrot (Amazona arausiaca) and Imperial Parrot (Amazona imperialis). The latter also appears on the Dominican flag on the high value stamp, but it should be noted that "This item will be released shortly". More details are on the Commonwealth Stamps Opinion website||18 November 2020||IGPC|
|Cayman Is.||Definitives: 12 stamps with one featuring West Indian Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arborea).||18 November 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Japan||Animal Series Vol. 3: 10 stamps, with two featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha).||16 November 2020||Japan Philately|
|Japan||Animal Series Vol. 3: 10 stamps, with one featuring Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus).||16 November 2020||Japan Philately|
UNESCO World Heritage site: booklet with 3x4 stamps. The birds selected are
King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) and
Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos).
The image is taken from Phil'Info for November 2020.
Update This page shows all 3 sheets that have stamps, from which we can add Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis) and Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris). I hope to get the booklet to closely examine the stamp that has numerous seabirds.
|6 November 2020||Le Carré D'Encre and TAAF.fr.|
Programme for 2020 includes "Penguins": 5 stamps but with no further details
Update I have received details of this issue. The 5 stamps feature King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus).
|4 November 2020||Suriname Stamps|
|New Caledonia||Christmas: single with birds delivering Christmas gifts! Species seem to be Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra) and Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra). The image is taken from Phil'Info for November 2020.||4 November 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|Australia||Christmas: 5 stamps in various formats. Two use artwork by Leopoldine Mimovich. The two works may be seen here and here. Some of the species I have tentatively identified are Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Australasian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen), Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) and Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius). There are a few that I have not identified yet. One of the non-religious stamps features a Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 368.||30 October 2020||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Christmas Is.||Christmas: 2 stamps with this one having the usual assortment of local birds, including Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi), Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus), Christmas Island Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula whartoni), Christmas Island Hawk-Owl (Ninox natalis), presumed Abbott's Booby (Sula abbotti) and White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 368.||30 October 2020||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Colombia||Fifth series National Natural Parks of Colombia: sheet with 10 stamps, one of which has Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja).||30 October 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Gambia||Yellow-collared Lovebird: 2 blocks with 4 stamps featuring Yellow-collared Lovebird (Agapornis personatus).||30 October 2020||IGPC|
|Gambia||Southern Ground Hornbill: block with 4 stamps featuring Southern Ground-Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri).||30 October 2020||IGPC|
|Gambia||Somali Ostrich: block with 4 stamps featuring Ostrich (Struthio camelus). Many recent listings recognise the Somali Ostrich as a full species.||30 October 2020||IGPC|
|Colombia||Departments of Colombia - Bolivar: sheet with 12 stamps, one of which has Blue-knobbed Curassow (Crax alberti).||29 October 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Kazakhstan||Pearls of Kazakhstan. West Altai Nature Reserve: one souvenir sheet of 3 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo).||23 October 2020||KazPost|
|Japan||World of Art Series Vol.2: 10 stamps, with one featuring Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).||16 October 2020||Japan Philately|
|USA||Winter Scenes: 10 designs with 3 featuring Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), Barred Owl (Strix varia) and Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata).||16 October 2020||Virtual Stamp Club|
|Turkey||Fractals in Nature: 4 stamps with one featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||15 October 2020||Turkey Post|
|Colombia||The Magdalena, river of the homeland Fourth series Independence of Colombia Bicentennial 2019-2023: sheet of 12 stamps with one indistinct river scene with a few birds, including an obvious Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).||15 October 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Caribbean Netherlands||Currency change to Dollars: 5 blocks, each having 8 stamps. Unfortunately, the birds featured are obscured by the stamps and are difficult to identify.||10 October 2020||WOPA|
|Uruguay||20 years of the M'Bopicuá Biopark: sheet with 4 stamps. Two stamps feature Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) and Yellow Cardinal (Gubernatrix cristata). Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata) appears in the border..||12 September 2020||Uruguay Post|
||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|
|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."
|???? 2020 (2021?)||Post PNG|
||Definitives: 14 stamps which are reported to be featuring
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea),
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus),
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana),
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus),
Green Heron (Butorides virescens),
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) male,
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis),
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia),
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus),
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) female,
Barn Owl (Tyto alba),
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus),
Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens) and
Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris).
We await images of the full issue, and the actual stamps!
Update 1 July 2020 Message from Belize Postal Service on Facebook: "These stamps have not been release as yet. As soon as they are we will put up the images."
Update 18 August 2020 Apparently, Belize Audubon Society had the pleasure of working with the Belize Postal Service in the creation of the new set of 14 stamps, and on July 30, the Society published images of the set on its Facebook. "All photos were provided by BAS member Francis Canto Jr, who took these great shots around the country. These stamps will be in circulation for the next few years." When will we be able to get our tweezers on them? Come on Harry Allen! I suppose the current pandemic will delay availablity depending on where the stamps were produced...
Update 5 January 2021 I have corrected the link to images of the stamps. The package was sent to Harry Allen but they were closed due to Covid and HA cannot trace it yet!
|???? 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|St. Vincent & the Grenadines||Black Vulture: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus).||5 March 2020||IGPC|
17 January 2021