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: Italy updated, South Africa, Belize, Alderney, Sierra Leone, Spain, St. Maarten, Kiribati updated
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||A correspondent in Italy has informed me that the Europa issue will consist of 2 stamps featuring
Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata) and
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis). No images have been published, nor has the date been confirmed.
Update: Europa Stamps has added a date for this issue.
|30 September 2019||Correspondent and Europa Stamps Blog|
|Romania||The issuing programme for August is not online yet, but I have been sent a listing which shows
Exotic birds, 6 stamps but with no further information.
Update: The issuing programme is now online, but has even less information than my first notification.
|23 August 2019||Romania Post via a Correspondent|
|Latvia||The Programme for 2019 includes "Latvian Nature Foundation": single featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina).||16 August 2019||Latvia Post|
||Stamp Collecting Week - Gardening: 5 stamps with 2 featuring Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus) and Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris).||1 August 2019||Australia Post|
||I received a newsletter from SAPO by email but was disappointed that there were no bird stamps mentioned. I replied and suggested that SAPO could continue its recent series of bird stamps by selecting 5 South African Woodpeckers perhaps in the programme for 2020. I was very surprised to get a reply from a SAPO official that there would be an issue featuring Woodpeckers in August, 2019! I have requested early news of this issue.||August 2019||SAPO|
||Animal Series Vol. 2 (62 yen): 10 stamps with sketches based on illustrations found on this page. Bird-like creatures include an unidentifiable hawk, probable Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) and possible Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica). The 82 yen stamps include some farm-yard geese and ducks, an unidentifiable owl, possible Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides) and definite Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||30 July 2019||Japan Philately|
||200th Anniversary of publication of John Keats's Odes: 6 stamps with one featuring a presumed Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos).||24 July 2019||Guernsey Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||The series, 12 months 12 stamps, continues with one for Zaragoza which has a small image of a Common Crane (Grus grus).||1 July 2019||Spanish Post|
"Kiribati intends to issue 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 1 July 2019 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the country's achievement of Independence.
The stamps will (feature) Birds."
Update: I have been sent a PDF copy of the publicity flyer for this issue, and extracted this image which shows that the species are: Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus), Leach's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), Juan Fernandez Petrel (Pterodroma externa) and Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus).
|1 July 2019||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Kiribati Postal Services by email|
||30th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Belize: 3 stamps with one featuring Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) and presumed Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea). I hope to see better images of all 3 stamps.||???? 2019||Phila Mirror|
||Birds of Ilaló: 2 booklets each with 8 stamps featuring birds named as: Black-and-white Seedeater (Sporophila luctuosa), Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca), Great Thrush (Turdus fuscater), Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis), Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus), Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata), Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola), Blue-and-yellow Tanager (Thraupis bonariensis), Southern Beardless Tyrannulet (Camptostoma obsoletum), Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas), Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus), Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus), Golden-bellied Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysogaster), Golden-rumped Euphonia (Euphonia cyanocephala), Rusty Flowerpiercer (Diglossa sittoides) and Blue-and-white Swallow (Notiochelidon cyanoleuca).||?? June 2019||Delcampe|
||Birds of Sint Maarten: sheet with 10 stamps featuring Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia), Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors), Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Northern Parula (Parula americana), American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) and Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus).||24 June 2019||WOPA Stamps|
|Greenland||The Programme for 2019 includes "Europa - National Birds" 2 stamps.
Update: 2 stamps featuring Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), Common Raven (Corvus corax), Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) and Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).
|21 June 2019||Greenland Stamps and PostEurop via the app|
||The Stamp Programme for 2019
lists Europa National Birds.
Update This image has appeared on Facebook, and shows the 2 stamps feature Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
|20 June 2019||Turkish Cyprus PA and Facebook|
|Belgium||The Programme for 2019, published in the latest Philanews includes "Europa - National Birds", but with no further details. This image shows that the birds are Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) and Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus). Here are better images of the Oriole and the Jay||17 June 2019||bephila and Europa Stamps|
|Liberia||Guinea Turaco: A souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 3 stamps all featuring Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa).||8 June 2019||IGPC|
|Gambia||African Jacana: A souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 6 stamps all featuring African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus).||8 June 2019||IGPC|
|Grenada Grenadines||Colourful Birds, a sheet of 6 and a souvenir sheet featuring Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquatus), Pearly-eyed Thrasher (Margarops fuscatus), Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola), Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis), Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus), Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis) and Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica).||24 May 2019||IGPC|
|Marshall Is.||Sacred Kingfisher: sheetlet of 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet all featuring Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus),||22 May 2019||IGPC|
|Romania||Peafowls: 4 stamps featuring Congo Peacock (Afropavo congensis), Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus) and Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||17 May 2019||Romania Post|
|Georgia||Europa: single featuring
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus).
Update Georgia Post has published in Georgian a page featuring this stamp. The Google translation of this page makes no mention of a second stamp, but perhaps this page was put together hastily to get the stamp included in the PostEurop competition. The date on the page (May 16) might refer to the intended issue date, but I have not seen any sales of this stamp.
|16 May 2019||PostEurop and Georgia Post|
|Guyana||Wildlife of South America:
A souvenir seet of 6 stamps featuring several birds, including
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus),
Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus),
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco),
Greater Rhea (Rhea americana) and possible
Red-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus erythropus) disappearing off the stamp...
There are at least 2 species of Passerines between the Toucan and Macaw which may be seen on this version of the source image. This image has a key to the animals' names in German from which I think that the bird labelled "9" is Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus) and "8" is a Tanager, possibly Swallow Tanager (Tersina viridis).
|16 May 2019||IGPC|
|Guyana||Inca Tern: A souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 4 stamps all featuring Inca Tern (Larosterna inca).||16 May 2019||IGPC|
|Denmark||The Programme for 2019 includes Europa National Bird: 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||16 May 2019||Correspondent and Europa Stamps Blog|
|Andorra (French Post)||Europa National Birds: single featuring Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta). The image is taken from Philinfo for May||11 May 2019||Correspondent sent an image taken from Philinfo for May|
|Monaco||The Second part of the Programme for 2019 has not been published yet,
but it will include Europa National Bird and feature
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). My correspondent has been sent a
pre-production image of the stamp, which should have a face value of
Update: This image is taken from Philinfo for May
|9 May 2019||Monaco Post via Correspondent|
|Sweden||The Programme for 2019 includes 2 stamps featuring
Europa National Bird
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula).
Update: An image of the souvenir sheet with both stamps can be found on this page. The link above "January 10, 2019" enables one to download stamp images including the Europa souvenir sheet.
|9 May 2019||Swedish Post|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||The Programme for 2019 includes Europa National Birds, 2 stamps featuring
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) and
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).
Update: This issue has now appeared on the BH Post website
|9 May 2019||BH Post|
|Hungary||The Programme for 2019 includes Europa National Bird, a single stamp.
Update: I found a more detailed image of this sheetlet, which shows that the two stamps feature Great Egret (Ardea alba) and White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).
Update: Europa Stamps Blog has published details of the issue.
|9 May 2019||Hungary Post and Europa Stamps|
|Malta||The Programme for 2019 includes Europa Birds, 2 stamps (€2 and 59c), but with no further details.
Update: Malta Post has published details of this issue, which shows that both stamps show different views of the same Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitarius) on the same branch. I suspect the decision to feature Malta's National Bird was taken before the clarification was made that countries could display any indigenous birds.
|9 May 2019||Malta Post|
|Croatia||The Programme for 2019 includes Europa Birds but with no further details.
Images of these
two stamps have appeared on the PostEurop site via the cee app. The species featured are
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) and
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis).
Update: two stamps have re-appeared on the CEE-app site, with new face values.
|9 May 2019||Croatia Post|
|Singapore||Joint issue with Israel: 2 stamps featuring each country's national bird: Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) and Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops).||8 May 2019||SingPost|
|Israel||The Israeli stamps have appeared on Delcampe sales, including an FDC. They feature Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) and Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops).||8 May 2019||Delcampe|
|Estonia||100 Years of Eesti Pank: single featuring images of various bank notes, including this one which also appeared on a stamp in 2002. The lady featured on the note is the Estonian poet Lydia Koidula whose most famous work is "Emajõe Ööbik". Ööbik is the Estonian name for Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia).||3 May 2019||Estonia Post|
|Kazakhstan||The Programme for 2019 includes "Europa - National Birds", a single stamp featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||May 2019||KazPost|
|Bosnia Herzegovina (Croat)||The Plan for 2019: includes Europa 2 stamps featuring
Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and
Great Tit (Parus major).
Update: Europa Stamps Blog has published an image of these stamps with a revised date.
|30 April 2019||Croatian Post Mostar and Europa Stamps Blog|
|Bulgaria||The Programme for 2019 includes "Europa National Birds", but with no further details.
Update: I have been sent some images of this issue including this souvenir sheet which shows that the species are Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus) and Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia).
|24 April 2019||Bulgaria Stamps and a Correspondent|
|Armenia||150th anniversary of Calouste Gulbenkian: 2 stamps showing treasures. One has a white Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). Joint issue with Portugal.||26 March 2019||Stamps of Armenia|
|Portugal||150th anniversary of Calouste Gulbenkian: 2 stamps showing treasures. One has a white Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). Joint issue with Armenia.||26 March 2019||Portugal Post|
|Cuba||200th Anniversary of the Founding of Cienfuegos: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has a group of Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). This FDC gives the date.||2 April 2019||Delcampe|
|Azerbaijan||Novruz Bayram: a sheet of 6 stamps. A few stylised Swallows decorate the borders, and one is on the bottom left stamp. It is obviously intended to be a Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), but I will wait for a better example of the species from Azerbaijan.||1 April 2019||Stamps of the Former Soviet Union.|
||"Definitives": 9 stamps featuring
Chestnut-and-black Weaver (Ploceus castaneofuscus) which may be a subspecies of
Vieillot's Black Weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus),
Military Macaw (Ara militaris),
Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea),
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao),
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia),
Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis),
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) and
African Green-Pigeon (Treron calvus).
Although I have stopped featuring stamps that are produced by Stamperija, I decided to collect some of this set, as there is evidence that at least one of the stamps has been used postally. I found a sale on Ebay that had all the ones I needed.
|???? 2018||Bombay Stamps|
9 July 2019