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, China, Uzbekistan, x2, Uzbekistan, Cyprus, Japan, Macedonia, Bosnia, Belarus updated
Expected lateradded
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Namibia Small Felines of Namibia: 3 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 but with no further details 18 July 2018 Thumb down Suriname Stamps
The Programme for 2018 includes "Birds of Cyprus", but with no further details. 9 July 2018 Reminder Cyprus Post
New Zealand Round Kiwi: 5 stamps featuring all species of Kiwi: Southern Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis), Okarito Brown Kiwi (Apteryx rowi), North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli), Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii) and Great Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx haastii). The image was taken from "focus" issue 65, April 2018. 4 July 2018 Reminder Notification from NZ Post
The 50th anniversary of the return of the Bonin Islands: 10 stamps with 2 featuring. Bonin Honeyeater (Apalopteron familiare). 26 June 2018 Thumb down Japan Philately
Date confirmed 27 April 2018
The first part of the Programme for 2018 has been published in the latest Phil'info and includes Garden Birds, which will feature "le rouge-gorge, la mésange, le moineau, la pie" which could be European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) and Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica).
Update: A correspondent sent me confirmation of the date and species, which prompted me to search for images. Details of the issue were published by Phil-Ouest
10 June 2018 Reminder Phil'info for December, 2016 and Phil-Ouest
Latvia The Programme for 2018 includes "the birds": 2 stamps but no further details. 8 June 2018 Reminder Latvia Post
Finches of Australia: 3 stamps featuring Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae), Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella) and Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 353. 5 June 2018 Reminder Australia Post.
Jersey 150th anniversary of the Jersey Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals: 8 stamps with one featuring a baby Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). Tawny Owl is listed by Avibase as "Rare/Accidental" for Jersey, so I doubt that JSPCA rescues many young of the species! 25 May 2018 Thumb down Jersey Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Birds of Kyrgyzstan: 4 stamps, featuring Ibisbill (Ibidorhyncha struthersii), Eastern Rock Nuthatch (Sitta tephronota), Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) and Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). 22 May 20178 Reminder Kyrgyz Express Post
Namibia Francolins of Namibia: 4 stamps featuring Swainson's Francolin (Pternistis swainsonii), Orange River Francolin (Scleroptila gutturalis), Coqui Francolin (Peliperdix coqui) and Crested Francolin (Dendroperdix sephaena). 18 May 2018 Reminder Notification from NamPost
Details added 27 April 2018
Link to Luxembourg Post added 3 May 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes "3 rare birds" with no further details. I presume this will be issued to promote Birdpex 8.
Update: The latest "Stamp Issues" from PhilatéLux has full details of the issue (PDF) and confirms the species as Eurasian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) and Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica). Each stamp has the Birdpex8 logo and here is an image of the set.
Update: Details and large images of this issue have been published by Luxembourg Post.
15 May 2018 Tick Notification from Luxembourg Post and Correspondent
Great Britain The Programme for 2018 includes "Owls" with no further details. In addition to the Barn Owl which has featured on 7 earlier GB stamps, there are 4 other owls which might feature.
Update: Norphil's blog reports that this issue has been brought forward.
Update: Better images have been published confirming that the owls featured are Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Little Owl (Athene noctua), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). Each species is represented by an adult and an owlet, making 10 stamps.
11 May 2018 Tick Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
18th All China Stamp Exhibition: sheetlet with 2 pairs of stamps which were originally released in 2016. One having small images of flying Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana). 11 May 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Bosnia Herzegovina
Europa - Bridges: 2 stamps with one featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). The associated MS has a splendid White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus). This species is often associated with bridges, and could have appeared on at least one of this year's Europa stamps. 9 May 2018 Thumb down BH Post
Link to Spanish Post added 3 May 2018
12 months 12 stamps: Toledo - a continuation of this series. This issue is listed in Spain's forthcoming issues (PDF). I found the image of a postcard issued by Spain which has designs of 12 of the stamps in this series, including those for Girona and León which we have seen already. The card also has a design for Toledo, which has a small image of what I presume is a Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa).
Also on the card is a design for Navarra which incorporates the head of a Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). I do not know when this stamp will be issued.
Update: Spanish Post has published details of the Toledo issue.
3 May 2018 Thumb down Spanish Post
Europa - Bridges: 2 stamps and souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has a White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) looking out of place: a White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) on one of the rocks would have been more appropriate! 2 May 2018 Reminder Europa Stamps.
Rook added 4 May 2018
The list of forthcoming issues includes 4 stamps featuring masterpieces of painting from museums of Belarus. One stamp has this painting which has Common Crane (Grus grus).
Update: The other "A" value stamp is derived from this painting by Alexei Savrasov featuring returning Rooks in early spring, similar to this one issued by the USSR in 1956 which appears on my page for Rook (Corvus frugilegus). This particular stamp features this painting by the same artist.
2 May 2018 Reminder Belpost
Tonga Birdpex Rare Birds: 2 stamps both featuring Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt). April/May 2018 Thumb down Notification from a correspondent
Aitutaki Birdpex Rare Birds: 2 stamps featuring Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) and Juan Fernandez Petrel (Pterodroma externa). April/May 2018 Thumb down Notification from a correspondent
Cook Is. Birdpex Rare Birds: 2 stamps featuring Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris) and Tropical Shearwater (Puffinus bailloni). April/May 2018 Reminder Notification from a correspondent
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). April/May 2018 Thumb down Notification from a correspondent
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). April/May 2018 Reminder Notification from a correspondent
Papua New Guinea
Images added 17 April 2018
Source images checked 19 April 2018
The Programme for 2018 includes "Rare Birds - Birdpex 2018" but with no further details.
Update: I have received pre-production images of the stamps. The set of 4 stamps has species listed as Red-billed Brush-turkey (Talegalla cuvieri)*, Meyer's Goshawk (Accipiter meyerianus), Gurney's Eagle (Aquila gurneyi) and Dusky Scrubfowl (Megapodius freycinet)* {source}. The source images of the first 3 species can be found the HBW links already given.
The souvenir sheet has 2 stamps both supposedly featuring Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis buergersi).
The sheetlet has 3 stamps using the same image of the Dusky Scrubfowl, with the addition of 2 eggs, which would normally be buried.
The Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk has rarely been photographed, so there is a strong possibility that photographs of 2 different species have been used. I shall be checking source photographs. The species marked (*) are birds of New Guinea, but not native to PNG. The stamps were still in production at the time of this update.
Update: The English name for the two birds on the souvenir sheet was mis-spelt as "Chestnut-shouldred Goshawk" - missing an "e", but I did not notice that the scientific name is given as "Erythrotriorchis radiatus". Despite searching for photographs that may have been used by the designer, I could find only near matches, and all were of the Australian species Red Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus). So perhaps the intention was to show Chestnut-shouldered, but Red was actually used.
April 2018 Reminder Post PNG
Iceland The Programme for 2018 includes an issue commemorating the 250th death anniversary of Eggert Ólafsson, a single stamp that features a European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis). Here is a page with the illustration of the bird. Toppskarfur is its Icelandic name. 26 April 2018 Tick Iceland Post
Moldova Months of the year in folk tradition: 3 stamps featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) and European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). Another bird flying below the date could be Common Swift (Apus apus) or even Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), so is probably best left as unidentifiable. 13 April 2018 Thumb down Moldova Post
Birds definitives: 4 stamps featuring Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), Common Crane (Grus grus), White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) and Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). These are more variations of the original 2017 set. 10 April 2018 Thumb down The Postal Service of Uzbekistan and Former Soviet Union New Issues
TAAF Logo of Adélie Land: a single stamp that includes a silhouette of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). Details of this appeared in Philinfo for April 2018. 6 April 2018 Thumb down Philinfo French Post and Natural Science Stamps
SPM "Le Fulmar": a souvenir sheet featuring a local military patrol boat of this name. There is a silhouette which could be of a Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). The image is taken from Philinfo for April 2018. 6 April 2018 Reminder Philinfo French Post.
Birds definitives: 2 stamps featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). These are more variations of the original 2017 set. 28 March 2018 Thumb down The Postal Service of Uzbekistan and Former Soviet Union New Issues
Birds of the Gambia: 7 stamps featuring Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis), Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) and Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis).
In the same series, but not a Gambian bird, are two items featuring Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum).
27 March 2018 Reminder IGPC
Botswana Endangered Birds of Botswana: Flamingos - 4 stamps all featuring Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). Two of the stamps also have Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). An article about this issue was published in Botswana's Daily Post. 15 March 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
St. Vincent (More) Colorful Birds of the World, a sheet of stamps which is identical to one issued for Zambia in 2000. The associated souvenir sheet has Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa) and Channel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus). The same design for this was used for Liberia in 2000, but for that one the parrot is labelled Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax)! A. farinosa is probably more likely.
On the same date, a souvenir sheet was issued featuring St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii).
On the same date, 4 stamps were issued featuring Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala), Puerto Rican Amazon (Amazona vittata), Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix) and St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii).
7 March 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Japan My traveling stamp letter book (Fuji): sheet with 5 pairs of stamps. One stamp has probable Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus). 2 March 2018 Thumb down Japan Post
Falkland Is. Falkland Shipwrecks Part 2: 4 stamps 2 of which have small images of birds. The birds perched on the Glengowan seem to be all Rock Shag (Phalacrocorax magellanicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 2 March 2018 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Canada Lotus: 2 stamps, one featuring a ghostly image of Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis), which may be seen clearly on the associated booklet. The image was taken from Details for March and April (PDF). Associated text: "Stamp designers Gary Beelik and Kristine Do of Parcel used watercolour portraits by Eunike Nugroho to depict different bloom phases in a set of connected (se-tenant) stamps. The blue background evokes a watery habitat, while a spot gloss varnish reveals a Chinese Bulbul bird, a koi fish and a dragonfly - creatures that share surroundings with lotuses." 1 March 2018 Thumb down Canada Post
Russia Great Arctic State Nature Reserve: single featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). Marka states that this will be a joint issue with RCC Communications Administrations, which include Azerbaijan Republic, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan and Ukraine. I wonder if any of these countries will issue a similar stamp. 28 February 2018 Thumb down Marka
Birds definitives: 5 stamps featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) and Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). These are more variations of the original 2017 set. 22 February 2018 Thumb down The Postal Service of Uzbekistan and Former Soviet Union New Issues
Israel Yotvata Hai-Bar, 50 Years: a sheet with 3 stamps featuring mammals. The large central label has Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) and Ostrich (Struthio camelus). What a shame the birds are not on the stamps! 6 February 2018 Thumb down Israel Post
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Girona - a continuation of this series, this one features a Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). 1 February 2018 Thumb down Spanish Post
Palau Colorful Birds of the World: 2 sheets, one features Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata) and Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica). The other features Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), Bali Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi) and Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica). 24 January 2018 Thumb down IGPC
USA The first look at the Programme for 2018 has been published by the Virtual Stamp Club and includes Sleeping Bear Dunes, which has some gulls that could be American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus). 21 January 2018 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
New Zealand 2018 Year of the Dog: 4 stamps. The top value has 2 small images of flying birds which seem to be variations of the image used on one of the set issued for the 2016 Year of the Monkey. The smaller image may reduce the apparent stylisation, but it still will not get on my page for Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica). 10 January 2018 Thumb down New Zealand Post
Gambia National Bird of the Gambia: a souvenir sheet of 4 stamps all featuring Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta). 4 January 2018 Thumb down IGPC
TAAF The Programme for 2018: includes a single souvenir sheet featuring Salvin's Prion (Pachyptila salvini) which some authorities list as MacGillivray's Prion (Pachyptila macgillivrayi). It also includes a sheet of 4 stamps featuring protected fauna of TAAF, which includes Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). 2 January 2018 Thumb down Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .
Grenada Chinese Paintings: a sheet of 20 stamps includes one featuring Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla), in the same painting that was used in a Taiwan stamp issued in 2017. 1 January 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Tanzania Wildlife of Africa, a sheet of 6 stamps with one featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). 17 December 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Turkey Lakes: 2 stamps, with one featuring a very red Flamingo, which would be representing the native species, Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), but which looks more like Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). 12 December 2017 Thumb down Turkish Post
TAAF Adelie Penguins: single featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The image was taken from Philinfo for December 2017. 8 December 2017 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
TAAF Fauna of Europa Island: sheetlet of 4 stamps, 2 featuring White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) and Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). The image was taken from Philinfo for December 2017. 30 November 2017 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Ecuador UPAEP: Touristic Places: Booklet with 8 stamps with two having birds: Nazca Booby (Sula granti) and Chimborazo Hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo). 27 November 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Bhutan National Symbols of Bhutan: 4 souvenir sheets with one featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax). ???? 2017 Thumb down Delcampe
Marshall Is. Eyes of Nature: sheet of 10 stamps with 2 featuring probable Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). 4 October 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Colombia Colombia BIO Programme: single stamp featuring a very close up Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). 22 September 2017 Reminder 4-72: Colombia Post
Japan Traditional Colour Series 1st Collection: 20 stamps, with 1 of the higher value stamps featuring a stylised bird, which could be Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus). 21 September 2017 Thumb down Japan Post
Moldova Fauna in painting: 4 stamps with one featuring domesticated Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). 15 September 2017 Thumb down Moldova Post
Sierra Leone WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). 30 May 2017 Thumb down WWF Stamps
Tajikistan Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps. One features a family of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 20 January 2017 Thumb down Former Soviet Union New Issues
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