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: Romania updated, Liberia, Gambia x2, Curaçao, Ukraine, Faroe Is., Colombia, Canada, Australia
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
|Surinam||The Programme for 2020 includes "Penguins": 5 stamps but with no further details||4 November 2020||Suriname Stamps|
The programme for 2020
includes "Gulls", but with no further details.
Update This issue has been dropped from the programme.
|Iceland||The Programme for 2020 includes a Christmas issue of 2 stamps, one of which has a stylised Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta).||29 October 2020||Iceland Post|
|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|
|Belarus||The programme for 2020 includes "Eggs of Birds: 4 stamps". Future issues has images of the 4 stamps which reveals that the species are: Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina), Great Tit (Parus major) and Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos),||1 October 2020||Belpost|
The Paintings of Mike Peake: 6 stamps featuring
Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melanocorypha),
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax),
Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta) on 2 stamps,
Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus),
Red-backed Hawk (Buteo polyosoma).
These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.
Update Unfortunately, the gull is not Belcher's, which should have yellow legs and a red and black tipped yellow bill. It looks much more like a Kelp Gull. Although Belcher's Gull is listed as a vagrant on the Falklands, perhaps the artist did not see the species, and the wrong name has been associated with the design.
|1 October 2020||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
||Woodpecker: block with 4 stamps featuring Grey Woodpecker (Dendropicos goertae) and Fine-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera punctuligera).||30 September 2020||IGPC|
||Turacos: block with 3 stamps featuring Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa) and Violet Turaco (Musophaga violacea).||30 September 2020||IGPC|
||Hornbills: a souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 3 stamps featuring Black-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata), Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna subcylindricus), White-crested Hornbill (Tockus albocristatus) and African Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus).||29 September 2020||IGPC|
|Gibraltar||Gibraltar Owls: 7 stamps featuring
European Scops-Owl (Otus scops),
Little Owl (Athene noctua),
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus),
Barn Owl (Tyto alba),
Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus),
Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and
Tawny Owl (Strix aluco).
Update The stamps are now illustrated and available to pre-order.
|25 September 2020||Gibraltar Post|
||Canada Post Community Foundation: single with a simplistic image of a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).||21 September 2020||Canada Post|
||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||Faroe Stamps|
||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||WOPA+|
||40 Years of Diplomatic Relations with Indonesia: sheet of 4 stamps with 2 featuring Multicoloured Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) and Lesser Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea minor).||17 September 2020||4-72: Colombia Post's Twitter account|
||Lighthouses of Ukraine: block of 6 stamps. The fourth stamp has a few gulls which might be identifiable. This Delcampe sale has a good image.||15 September 2020||Ukraine Post and Delcampe|
|Netherlands||The series Experience Nature continues with Birds of Woods and Moorlands. I have downloaded this
thumbnail image, from which most of the species may be identified. I think they are:
Coal Tit (Periparus ater),
Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla),
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major),
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus),
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), probable
Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor),
Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix),
Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) and
Update I found a much clearer image of this sheet in the Summer issue of "Collect" which helps to identify the two birds that I left Unidentified. They are Common Raven (Corvus corax) and Willow Tit (Poecile montanus).
|14 September 2020||Correspondent|
The programme for 2020 includes "Songbirds in our neighborhood", probably 2 stamps, but with no further details.
Update Details have been published in the illustrated Issue Plan. The two stamps feature Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra), Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus), Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana), Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus), Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) and House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).
Update Czechia Post has published more information about this issue with better images and a revised date.
|9 September 2020||Czechia Post|
|Australia||Water Tower Art: 4 stamps with one featuring Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus).||7 September 2020||Australia Post|
|Falkland Is.||50th Anniversary of Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group: 4 stamps with two featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) and Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||7 September 2020||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
|Great Britain||Rupert the Bear: set of 8 stamps (though RM seems to have mislaid the images), one of which has a bird which is very like a European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris).||3 September 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Royal Mail|
|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||Swiss Post|
The programme for 2020
includes "The Danube Delta. Swans", but with no further details.
Update Details have been released for this set, which reveals that the 4 stamps all feature Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).
|1 September 2020||Romfilatelia|
|Belgium||Bpost has published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2020, which includes Garden Fauna: 10 stamps with 3 featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).||31 August 2020||Belgian Post|
The programme for 2020 includes "Storks", but with no further details.
Update Details have been published which reveal that the 3 stamps feature White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra).
|20 August 2020||Turkey Post|
|Hong Kong||The Programme for 2020 includes a 6-stamp issue about Ocean Park Hong Kong with 2 of the stamps featuring Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) and King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus).||18 August 2020||Hong Kong Post|
|Colombia||National Natural Parks of Colombia (3rd series): sheet with 10 stamps, 3 of which have Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica), Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata) and Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestita).||14 August 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Australia||Wildlife Recovery: 6 stamps with one featuring Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 366.||4 August 2020||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Papua New Guinea||Birds of Paradise: this long-awaited issue has re-appeared. There are no details and the anticipated date is "July"||?? July 2020||Post PNG|
|Bulgaria||Antarctica: block of 2 stamps with one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica).||21 July 2020||Bulgaria Stamps|
|Uzbekistan||Seasons: 4 stamps based on children's art. One has 2 birds which could be representative of Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). Unfortunately, the birds are too stylised for me. I prefer the image in the left border.||17 July 2020||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|Japan||100 Years of Historic Monuments Natural Monument Protection : 10 stamps, with one featuring Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana).||17 July 2020||Japan Philately|
|Belarus||Future issues includes "Greetings from Belarus": single stamp which has a small image of a White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||14 July 2020||Belarus Post|
|Mongolia||Landscapes III - 7 stamps with two featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus).||8 July 2020||Mongol Stamps|
|St. Maarten|| Birds of Prey: 6 stamps featuring
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus),
Red Kite (Milvus milvus),
Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus),
Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca),
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) and
Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata). Not sure about the Falcon: very variable species!
Unfortunately, none of these birds occurs anywhere near St. Maarten!
I hoped this would appear on WOPA+ to give the official date.
Update The sheet has now appeared on WOPA+, so would appear to be genuine.
|1 July 2020||WOPA+|
Traditional colour series Vol.4 84 yen: 10 stamps,
with one featuring
Cormorant Fishing (Ukai) which is often assumed to feature
Japanese Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus).
Traditional colour series Vol.4 63 yen: 10 stamps, with one featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
|19 June 2020||Japan Philately|
|North Macedonia||Lake Prespa: single with Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus). This FDC gives the date.||8 June 2020||Delcampe|
|Botswana||Owls in Botswana: 4 stamps all featuring African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis).||5 June 2020||Botswana Post|
|Antigua & Barbuda||Mallard: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).||3 June 2020||IGPC|
|Antigua & Barbuda||Turkey Vultures: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura).||3 June 2020||IGPC|
|Belarus||"Seasonal Variations": 6 stamps with 2 featuring Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus).||1 June 2020||Belarus Post|
|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||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Tajikistan||Hunting: 3 stamps with one which could be Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). FSU gives the date.||1 April 2020||Delcampe|
|Uzbekistan||Navruz: block with one stamp featuring Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).||20 March 2020||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|India||UNESCO World Heritage sites of India - Natural Sites: souvenir sheet of 5 stamps. The one for the Great Himalayan National Park which has a Snow Leopard also has a bird in the background which may be Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus)||16 March 2020||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Ebay|
|St. Vincent & the Grenadines||Black Vulture: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus).||5 March 2020||IGPC|
|Colombia||Guadalajara de Buga 450 years: sheet with 4 stamps, one of which has Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona).||4 March 2020||4-72: Colombia Post|
29 September 2020