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: Chad updated, Antigua updated, Japan, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea updated, Palau, Botswana updated, Guyana
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
|Namibia||The Programme for 2017 includes Small Canines of Namibia: 5 stamps. One has a vulture in flight which is probably a Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus).||29 September 2017||NamPost|
||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||25 September 2017||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Heard Island: 4 stamps with one featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). The image is taken from Australia Post Stamp Bulletin (Issue No. 348 / September 2017 ).||4 September 2017||Australia Post|
|Papua New Guinea||The Programme for 2016: includes a joint issue with India, which will feature national birds.
The Joint Issues website has published an image of the stamps which confims the species as
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) and
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
Update: PNG Post have published the latest predicted date.
Update: Obviously, this date has passed, but the issue has appeared on Stamps of India under "forthcoming issues".
Update: PNG Post have published the latest predicted date.
|August 2017||Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues|
||Magpie: single featuring Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica).||28 August 2017||China Post|
|Papua New Guinea
||Rare Birds of PNG: 9 stamps featuring
Slaty-backed Goshawk (Accipiter luteoschistaceus),
New Britain Goshawk (Accipiter princeps),
Collared Brush-turkey (Talegalla jobiensis),
Update: Unfortunately, the designer has chosen the wrong photograph for a Black Honey-buzzard, and has chosen one of an Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) which is not normally found in PNG. See more on my blog
|24 August 2017||Post PNG|
||Japanese Pattern Series 3rd Collection: 10 stamps, with 4 featuring stylised birds, two of which are Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).||5 July 2017||Japan Post|
|South Georgia||Landscapes: 4 stamps with one featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||15 August 2017||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
|Falkland Is.||Small Birds Definitives: 12 stamps featuring
Blackish Cinclodes (Cinclodes antarcticus),
Long-tailed Meadowlark (Sturnella loyca),
Black-chinned Siskin (Carduelis barbata),
Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera),
Cobb's Wren (Troglodytes cobbi),
Canary-winged Finch (Melanodera melanodera),
Austral Thrush (Turdus falcklandii),
Two-banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus),
Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis),
Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola maclovianus),
Rufous-chested Dotterel (Charadrius modestus) and
South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae).
The Snipe makes its first appearance on Falkland stamps, but all the others have featured on earlier stamps from the islands.
These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.
Update: A later email from Pobjoy informs us that there is also a booklet which consists of 10 x Local Rate (31p), featuring this stamp which shows Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera), with a different design.
|14 August 2017||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
||Stamp Day - single featuring a stamp from 1994 with Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus).||10 August 2017||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
||Taiwan Scenery - 4 stamps with one featuring Chinese Crested Tern (Sterna bernsteini).||9 August 2017||Taiwan Post|
||Bandung 2017: 4 miniature sheets with 2 featuring Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda) and Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). The Bandung Exhibition was scheduled for 3 to 7 August.||3 August 2017||Correspondent and Yonhap News Agency|
|Liberia||African Penguins: 7 stamps all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus).||2 August 2017||IGPC|
|New Zealand||Recovering Native Birds: 5 stamps featuring Campbell Teal (Anas nesiotis), Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae), New Zealand Kaka (Nestor meridionalis), Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus) and Northern Red-breasted Plover (Charadrius aquilonius).||2 August 2017||New Zealand Post|
|Canada||Birds of Canada part 2: 5 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) and Common Loon (Gavia immer). The image was taken from Details for July and August (PDF)||1 August 2017||Canada Post|
|Namibia||The Programme for 2017 includes Rollers of Namibia: 5 stamps featuring European Roller (Coracias garrulus), Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata), Racket-tailed Roller (Coracias spatulata), Rufous-crowned Roller (Coracias naevia) and Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus).||1 August 2017||NamPost|
||Endangered Birds of Botswana: The Bustards - sheet with 5 stamps portraying 6 species:
Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori),
Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster),
Red-crested Bustard (Eupodotis ruficrista),
White-quilled Bustard (Eupodotis afraoides),
Stanley Bustard (Neotis denhami) and
Ludwig's Bustard (Neotis ludwigii).
A correspondent sent me
this image of the issue which he obtained at Bandung 2017, and it was
announced in Botswana on the day of issue.
Update: Botswana Post sent me an image of the brochure for this issue that confirms that the issue date was earlier than the article referred to above.
|1 August 2017||Correspondent and Botswana's Weekend Post|
|Ireland||Death Centenary of Francis Ledwidge: single stamp featuring a Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula). The image was taken from the latest edition of The Collector (PDF) which has all the details of this issue.||27 July 2017||Irish Post|
|Romania||Welcome to Romania: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) and Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius). Here's a direct link to the image of this issue.||26 July 2017||Romania Post|
||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs).||24 July 2017||WWF Stamps|
|New Zealand||The Great Kiwi Road Trip: 14 stamps some of which may have small images of birds.||12 July 2017||New Zealand Post|
|Tonga||25th Anniversary of 'Eua National Park: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Red Shining-Parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis). A souvenir sheet has the same species.||10 July 2017||PCI Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Mongolia||Owls - 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).||6 July 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|Japan||Sea Creatures Series 1st Collection: 10 stamps, featuring various species of Penguin.||5 July 2017||Japan Post|
single souvenir sheet featuring
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus).
Update: There is also a miniature sheet with 3 stamps all with the same species. Strangely, this does not yet appear on IGPC's website, but is included in a Delcampe sale.
|1 July 2017||IGPC, Delcampe and Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Ghana||Colourful Birds. IGPC sent out a mailshot with various images including a sheet for Ghana featuring the same designs that were used on a Zambia issue of 2000. I'm in favour of recycling, but this is ridiculous!||14 June 2017||IGPC|
|Sierra Leone||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor).||30 May 2017||WWF Stamps|
|Aland||The Programme for 2017 includes a single stamp commemorating Finland's centenary, featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||24 May 2017||Aland Post|
|Aland||Sauna traditions, Smoke sauna: 2 stamps, one has two decoy ducks hanging to the right of the door, which are intended to lure Common Eider (Somateria mollissima). This stamp was also issued by Finland.||24 May 2017||Aland Post|
|Finland||Sauna traditions, Smoke sauna: 5 stamps, one has two decoy ducks hanging to the right of the door, which are intended to lure Common Eider (Somateria mollissima). This stamp was also issued by Aland.||24 May 2017||Finland Post|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Fauna: single featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) and a souvenir sheet with Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).||20 April 2017||BH Post|
|Zimbabwe||Recreational Fishing: 4 stamps. The 85c stamp has small images of birds, and the duck swimming looks like it could be Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa).||30 January 2017||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Tajikistan||Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps. One features a family of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)||20 January 2017||Former Soviet Union New Issues|
|Grenada||IGPC issued a mail shot showing new stamps in its "July issue", which included this stamp featuring Purple-banded Sunbird (Cinnyris bifasciatus), which does not seem to be on the IGPC website yet.||???? 2017||Notification from IGPC|
|Antigua||IGPC issued a mail shot showing new stamps in its "July issue", which included
this stamp featuring
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), which does not seem to be on the IGPC website yet.
Update: A sale on Ebay shows this particular issue.
|???? 2017||Notification from IGPC and Ebay|
|Antigua||IGPC issued a mail shot showing new stamps in its "June issue", which included
this stamp featuring
Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), which does not seem to be on the IGPC website yet.
Update: Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published images of what we can assume is the full issue. It consists of a sheet with 6 stamps and one with 3 stamps. Species seem to be Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) on 4, Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) on 4 and Military Macaw (Ara militaris).
|???? 2017||Notification from IGPC and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Animals of the World (National Geographic Creative): four stamps with one featuring Ashy-faced Owl (Tyto glaucops). This does not seem to be on the IGPC website yet.||???? 2017||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
||Animals of the World (National Geographic Creative): four stamps with one featuring Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria). This does not seem to be on the IGPC website yet.||???? 2017||Ebay|
||Animals of the World (National Geographic Creative): four stamps with one featuring Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra). This does not seem to be on the IGPC website yet.||???? 2017||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Senegal||Environment: 2 stamps with one having a Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus).||???? 2017||Delcampe|
23 August 2017