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: Falkland Is., Cyprus updated, Sweden updated, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Niuafo'ou, Romania, Surinam, Japan
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Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Details added 19 September 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes Winter Birds - 10 stamps featuring Great Tit (Parus major), Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) x2, European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) x2. 1 November 2018 Reminder PostNord
Falkland Is.
Migratory Species: 4 stamps featuring Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) and Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. The press release states that "Falkland Islands Migratory Species is one of a complimentary suite of stamps being issued in 2018 by British Overseas Territories including Ascension Island, British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and Tristan da Cunha." 18 October 2018 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Forest gifts: 10 stamps with 2 having stylised birds, tit-like birds around a nest box, a woodpecker and a strange bird in flight. 17 October 2018 Thumb down Japan Philately
Surinam The Programme for 2018 includes "Birds of Prey", 12 stamps but with no further details 10 October 2018 Reminder Suriname Stamps
Japan 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 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
Link to official announcement added 19 September 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes "Birds of Cyprus".
Update: This image confirms that the species are European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) and Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs).
Update: Cyprus Post has published details of this issue.
27 September 2018 Reminder Cyprus Post and Theme Birds on Stamps
AAT 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. 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 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.
Masters of Camouflage: 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus), Syrian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus), Eurasian Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) and Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis). 14 September 2018 Reminder Romania Post
Costa Rica
Towards the Bicentennial: 3 stamps with one featuring Clay-coloured Thrush (Turdus grayi). 13 September 2018 Thumb down El Mundo CR News after seeing a Delcampe sale
Ecuador - Green Destination, World Leader: sheet with 4 large stamps and 8 regular sized stamps, one of which seems to have a Hummingbird found in the Andes. The image is unclear, but the best match I have found is Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani). Unfortunately, the blurred text on the stamp does not seem to support this, so I await a clearer image. Ecuador Post announced this issue here. 13 September 2018 Reminder Natural Science Stamps and Ecuador Post
Date confirmed 28 August 2018
Finnish Nature: 5 stamps with one featuring Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus). 12 September 2018 Reminder Finland Post
The Programme for 2018 includes "UPAEP", 2 stamps and ss. Two recent sales on Delcampe reveal that the pair of stamps feature Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus) and Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis), while the souvenir sheet has Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) and Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae). 12 September 2018 Thumb down Suriname Stamps and Delcampe
Animals of the World: single featuring Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya). 10 September 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
The Book of Songs: 6 stamps with one featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 8 September 2018 Thumb down China National Philatelic Corporation
Switzerland 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 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 Tick Notification from Jersey Post
Liechtenstein Artistic photography: birds' eyes: 3 stamps featuring Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) and Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo). 3 September 2018 Tick Liechtenstein Post
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Navarra - a continuation of this series. This one features Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). 3 September 2018 Thumb down Spanish Post
My gift to Estonia (children's drawing competition): MS with 3 stamps with one having a reasonable image of a House Martin (Delichon urbica). 1 September 2018 Tick Estonia 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
Details added 30 August 2018
Date corrected 31 August 2018
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). The FDC shows the date. 31 August 2018 Tick Botswana Post
Latin American Congress of Botany: souvenir sheet which has Chimborazo Hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo). 29 August 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
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.
Risaralda Bird Festival 2018: sheet with 15 stamps, 10 of which feature birds named as
Turquoise Dacnis (Dacnis hartlaubi) {source},
Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax) {source},
Orange-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola jucunda),
Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) {source},
Apical Flycatcher (Myiarchus apicalis),
Purple-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox mitchellii) {source},
Greyish Piculet (Picumnus granadensis) {source},
Golden-naped Tanager (Tangara ruficervix),
Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys) and
Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima).
All 15 stamps feature the Risaralda Bird Festival logo which has a stylised image of a Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta).
24 August 2018 Reminder 4-72: Colombia Post
Confirmed issue details 21 August 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes Bird Species, 4 stamps but with no further details
Update: Domestic Poultry: 4 stamps featuring domesticated forms of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Greylag Goose (Anser anser), Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) and Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).
23 August 2018 Thumb down Moldova Stamps
Japan 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 Tick Japan Philatelic Association and Japan Post
Canada 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 Tick RPSC and Canada Post
Vietnam Kon Ka Kinh National Park: 4 stamps with one featuring Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush (Garrulax konkakinhensis). 18 August 2018 Tick Nhan Dan Newspaper
Wild Goose: single featuring Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides). 17 August 2018 Tick China National Philatelic Corporation
Great Britain 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
Malaysia 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
Najas tenuissima from the Ice Age: single stamp which has the logo of the Latvian Fund for Nature which has a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). 10 August 2018 Tick Latvia Post and WOPA+
African Guineafowl: block of 6 and a souvenir sheet stamps featuring Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris), Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani), Vulturine Guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum) and White-breasted Guineafowl (Agelastes meleagrides). 8 August 2018 Tick IGPC
Zaminsky mountain-juniper state reserve: 8 stamps with 2 featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax) and Chukar (Alectoris chukar). 6 August 2018 Tick The Postal Service of Uzbekistan
Definitives - Significant Fauna and Flora: 6 stamps with one featuring Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi) 3 August 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Mongolia Landscapes I - 7 stamps with one featuring Mongolian Ground-Jay (Podoces hendersoni). 27 July 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Caribbean Netherlands
Too artistic to be useful 23 August 2018
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).
Update: Checking the artist's web site, I do not think the birds are accurately illustrated. Two of the birds in this issue appear on the page of tropical birds, the Dutch names are give as "Kolibrie blauw groen" and "Kolibrie groen roze", which seem to be describing the colours. I was almost certain that the bottom left stamp had Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus). The tail and back patterns fit well, but the black-tipped orange feathers should be from the cheek and not the crown.
20 July 2018 Thumb down 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 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
National Bird of Guyana: Block of 4 and a souvenir sheet all featuring Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin). 13 July 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Austria 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
World Crafts Day: single artistic stamp featuring some birds, one of which could be Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus). 10 June 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Ireland 1400th Death Anniversary of St. Kevin: single stamp featuring 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 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. Birdpex Rare Birds: 2 stamps featuring Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris) {source} and Tropical Shearwater (Puffinus bailloni) {source}. 4 May 2018 Reminder Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
Penrhyn 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 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 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.
Bhutan National Symbols of Bhutan: 4 souvenir sheets with one featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax). ???? 2017 Thumb down Delcampe
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20 September 2018
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