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: Australia, Luxembourg, Luxembourg updated, New Zealand updated, Namibia updated, British Virgin Is., South Africa updated, Ukraine
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
|Estonia||The Programme for 2020 includes Bird of the Year, single featuring Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus).||30 April 2020||Omniva|
||Bird emblems of the Australian states: 6 stamps featuring Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Brolga (Grus rubicunda), Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) and Black Swan (Cygnus atratus). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 364.||21 April 2020||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||The Programme for 2020 will be published soon, but I have been sent an
image of "Woodpeckers of Namibia": 5 stamps featuring
Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens),
Olive Woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus),
Bennett's Woodpecker (Campethera bennettii),
Golden-tailed Woodpecker (Campethera abingoni),
Bearded Woodpecker (Dendropicos namaquus),
Update I have received by email the Programme for 2020 which confirms this issue but the date has been brought forward.
|2 April 2020||Helge Denker and Nampost|
|Belgium||Bpost has published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2020, which includes Pigeon Fancying: 5 stamps including one with a reasonable Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||16 March 2020||Belgian Post|
|Belgium||Bpost has published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2020, which includes Buzin definitive: single featuring Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).||16 March 2020||Belgian Post|
|Finland||Birds: 4 stamps featuring Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) and White Wagtail (Motacilla alba). Unfortunately, all 4 species have appeared on earlier Finnish stamps, though these are an improvement. I notice none of the species is named on the stamps, so perhaps this image is an early version of the issue.||12 March 2020||Image sent by correspondent|
|Czechia||The programme for 2020 includes "Songbirds in our neighborhood", probably 2 stamps, but with no further details.||11 March 2020||Czechia Post|
||Special series: the 100th anniversary of Bird protection society: single featuring Goldcrest (Regulus regulus).||10 March 2020||PhilatéLux|
||Special series: Rare Birds: 3 stamps featuring Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).||10 March 2020||PhilatéLux|
||Cabinet of Curiosities: booklet of 12 stamps with one featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).||6 March 2020||Phil-Ouest|
||Kakariki - New Zealand Parakeets: 5 stamps featuring Yellow-fronted Parakeet (Cyanoramphus auriceps), Malherbe's Parakeet (Cyanoramphus malherbi), Red-fronted Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae), Chatham Islands Parakeet (Cyanoramphus forbesi) and Antipodes Parakeet (Cyanoramphus unicolor).||4 March 2020||New Zealand Post|
||The Programme for 2020 includes
Bird of the Year, single featuring
Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).
Update An image of the stamp has been published.
|3 March 2020||Belposta|
||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.
Update 6 August The latest information from SAPO: "It might be delayed".
Update 25 September The latest information from SAPO: "The stamps are not yet in South Africa".
Update 31 January 2020 Commonwealth Stamps Opinion lists SAPO's intended issues for early 2020, which includes Woodpeckers for March. I am awaiting news from SAPO.
|?? March 2020||SAPO|
||Polar Fauna: 4 stamps with one featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus).||28 February 2020||Romania Post|
||Spring greeting: 10 stamps, with three featuring small images of Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) and probable Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).||21 February 2020||Japan Philately|
||Animals of the World - Reflections: booklet of 12 stamps with 4 stamps featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) and European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus).||10 February 2020||Phil-Ouest|
The Plan for 2020 (PDF), last page, includes at item 2 a phrase
which translates to "Lithuanian Red Book. Birds": single stamp but with no details.
Update I have received this image which confirms the species is Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus).
|31 January 2020||Lithuania Post and Correspondent|
||200 Years Since the Opening up of Antarctica: single featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua).||28 January 2020||Ukraine Post|
|Belgium||Bpost has published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2020, which includes Buzin definitive: single featuring Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis).||27 January 2020||Belgian Post|
|British Virgin Islands
||Revenue Stamps: 6 stamps featuring the islands' national bird Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura).||22 January 2020||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps.|
|Alderney||Sealife: 6 stamps with one featuring Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).||21 January 2020||Guernsey Post|
||Fauna of Peru: 2 stamps featuring Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana) and Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus).||13 January 2020||Delcampe and Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2020.|
The Plan for 2020 includes Coats of arms of Latvian regions and cities:
5 stamps, one of which will feature Vilani county, whose
Coat of Arms features
a Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) which is apparently the bird on
Vilani's coat of arms. The translation of part of this page is:
"The nightingale is a singing bird, the love of the song also characterizes Vilani region, because there are many singing groups and recognized soloists in the region. The golden color represents the improvement of life, helps to achieve values, and symbolizes the sun - the source of light, eternity."
Update The set of 5 is shown here.
|3 January 2020||Latvia Post and Correspondent|
|Colombia||Departments of Colombia Putumayo: sheet with 12 stamps, one of which has Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).||27 December 2019||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Colombia||Departments of Colombia Caquetá: sheet with 12 stamps, one of which has Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus). Also, the top left stamp has Caqueta's coat of arms which features a presumed Blue-knobbed Curassow (Crax alberti). The statue on the top right stamp has the same species "El Paujil", the local name for a Curassow.||20 December 2019||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Colombia||87 reasons to know the Department of Santander: single with a complex design that incudes a stylised image of a Hummingbird.||12 December 2019||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Vanuatu||Magnificent Birds of Vanuatu: 4 stamps featuring Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans), Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).||11 December 2019||Vanuatu Post|
|Croatia||Croatian Homeland War - Special Police Units: 21 stamps and 4 labels. Three of the badges have birds, including one which has a possible Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo). A very white stork and a heron may be ignored.||29 September 2019||Croatia Post and Delcampe|
|Grenada||Roseate Spoonbill: 2 items comprising 6 stamps, all featuring Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja).||8 September 2019||IGPC|
18 February 2020