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: Kyrgyzstan updated, Colombia, Indonesia, BAT, Caribbean Netherlands, Poland, Greece, Vietnam updated
Expected later updated
 
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
France
New
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 Reminder Correspondents and Le Carré D'Encre.
Taiwan The 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 Reminder Chunghwa Post and Gulfmann Wu's Facebook
BAT
New
Antarctic Birds: 4 stamps featuring South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki), Antarctic Shag (Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis), Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) and Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides). These stamps may be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. ?? December 2020 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
TAAF
New
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 Thumb down Le Carré D'Encre.
Poland
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Polish Birds: 4 stamps, featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). The Great Egret is listed as "Rare/Accidental", so perhaps the range expansion which is happening in Great Britain is also reflected in Poland. Consequently, this is a first on Polish stamps. 30 November 2020 Reminder Delcampe and Polish Post
Greece
New
Christmas: 2 stamps with one featuring a poor image of a European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). 23 November 2020 Reminder Hellenic Post.
Japan Winter greeting: 10 stamps, with two featuring probable Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). The latter is listed as a vagrant to Japan. 20 November 2020 Reminder Japan Philately
Japan Animal Series Vol. 3: 10 stamps, with two featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha). 16 November 2020 Thumb down Japan Philately
Japan Animal Series Vol. 3: 10 stamps, with one featuring Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus). 16 November 2020 Thumb down Japan Philately
Vietnam
New
One identity corrected 14 November 2020
Kingfishers: 3 stamps and ms featuring Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus), Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting), Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) and Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata).
Update I've just noticed that a booklet on Delcampe names one of the Kingfishers as Blyth's Kingfisher (Alcedo hercules).
14 November 2020 Reminder Delcampe
TAAF
New
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. 6 November 2020 Thumb down Le Carré D'Encre.
Surinam
Details added 10 November 2020
The 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 Thumb down Suriname Stamps
New Caledonia
New
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 Thumb down Le Carré D'Encre.
Kyrgyzstan
Image published 30 November 2020
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.
?? November 2020 Reminder Email from Kyrgyz Express Post
Australia
New
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 Reminder Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Christmas Is.
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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 Thumb down Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Colombia
New
Fifth series National Natural Parks of Colombia: sheet with 10 stamps, one of which has Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja). 30 October 2020 Thumb down 4-72: Colombia Post
Gambia
New
Yellow-collared Lovebird: 2 blocks with 4 stamps featuring Yellow-collared Lovebird (Agapornis personatus). 30 October 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Gambia
New
Southern Ground Hornbill: block with 4 stamps featuring Southern Ground-Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri). 30 October 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Gambia
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Somali Ostrich: block with 4 stamps featuring Ostrich (Struthio camelus). Many recent listings recognise the Somali Ostrich as a full species. 30 October 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Colombia
New
Departments of Colombia - Bolivar: sheet with 12 stamps, one of which has Blue-knobbed Curassow (Crax alberti). 29 October 2020 Thumb down 4-72: Colombia Post
Kazakhstan
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Pearls of Kazakhstan. West Altai Nature Reserve: one souvenir sheet of 3 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). 23 October 2020 Thumb down KazPost
China Chagan Lake: 3 stamps with one featuring small images of Geese and Cranes which may be identifiable. 18 October 2020 Reminder Chinese Stamps
Japan World of Art Series Vol.2: 10 stamps, with one featuring Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata). 16 October 2020 Thumb down 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 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
Turkey
New
Fractals in Nature: 4 stamps with one featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 15 October 2020 Thumb down Turkey Post
Colombia
New
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 Thumb down 4-72: Colombia Post
Caribbean Netherlands
New
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 Thumb down WOPA
Korea N. Wooden Stamps: set of 4 with one featuring Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). 30 September 2020 Thumb down Korea Stamp Society
Gambia Turacos: block with 3 stamps featuring Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa) and Violet Turaco (Musophaga violacea). 30 September 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Grenada
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Seabirds: 2 blocks with 4 stamps featuring Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) {source}, Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta) {source} and Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). 30 September 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Grenada
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Flycatcher: 2 blocks with 4 stamps featuring Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii), European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca), Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) and Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana). 30 September 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Grenada
New
Flamingo: 2 blocks with 6 stamps featuring various photographs of Flamingos possibly including Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) and Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis). 30 September 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Canada Canada Post Community Foundation: single with a simplistic image of a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). 21 September 2020 Thumb down Canada Post
Faroe Is. Ludwig van Beethoven 250 years: block with a few birds. Those on the stamp are: Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) and Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). 21 September 2020 Thumb down Faroe Stamps
Curaçao South American Birds, 6 stamps featuring Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), Green-headed Tanager (Tangara seledon), Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus), Guianan Toucanet (Selenidera culik), Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota) and Toucan Barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus). 20 September 2020 Thumb down WOPA+
Colombia
New
Colombia-Indonesia 40 years of diplomatic relations: sheet with 4 stamps, 2 featuring Multicoloured Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) and Lesser Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea minor). 16 September 2020 Thumb down 4-72: Colombia Post
Indonesia
New
Colombia-Indonesia 40 years of diplomatic relations: sheet with 4 stamps, 2 featuring Multicoloured Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) and Lesser Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea minor). 15 September 2020 Reminder Notification from Van Reijen International Agencies
Australia Water Tower Art: 4 stamps with one featuring Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus). 7 September 2020 Thumb down Australia Post
Switzerland Special occasions: 4 stamps featuring highly stylised birds, two of which are identifiable as White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 3 September 2020 Thumb down Swiss 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?) Reminder Post PNG
North Macedonia Lake Prespa: single with Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus). This FDC gives the date. 8 June 2020 Thumb down Delcampe
Belize 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...
???? 2020 Reminder Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Black Vulture: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus). 5 March 2020 Thumb down IGPC
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30 November 2020
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