This page is for listing stamps I am aware of but do not need. Some are found on official sites, while others are listed on dealers' sites.
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|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
Programme for 2020 includes Animal families - 4 stamps,
including "Goosander" =
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser).
Update Details of this set have been published in Focus on Stamps 2/2020
|7 May 2020||Swiss Post|
|Iceland||The Programme for 2020 includes a tourism issue of 2 stamps. The one for Whale Watching has a small image of a gull that may be identifiable.||7 May 2020||Iceland Post|
|Greenland||75th Anniversary of America Edition: miniature sheet with 3 stamps, one of which includes the first bird stamp of Greenland featuring Common Eider (Somateria mollissima).||5 May 2020||Greenland Stamps|
|Estonia||The Programme for 2020 includes
Bird of the Year, single featuring
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus).
Update Details of this issue have now been published.
|30 April 2020||Omniva|
|Taiwan||Taijiang National Park: 4 stamps with one featuring Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor). At the back of the photograph a flying Great Egret (Ardea alba) is a first on a Taiwan stamp.||24 April 2020||Chunghwa Post|
Issue #43 of Posta Stamps (pdf) features an astounding
stamp to celebrate Queen Margrethe II's 80th Anniversary. It has 16 species of bird! They are:
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus,
European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)*,
Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)*,
Razorbill (Alca torda)*,
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)*,
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima),
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)*,
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle),
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica),
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea),
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus),
Common Murre (Uria aalge),
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)*,
Common Raven (Corvus corax),
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) and
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus).
Species marked "*" are first appearance on Faroe's stamps.
|16 April 2020||Posta Stamps #43 by email from a correspondent|
|France||Eggs: booklet of 12 stamps featuring the eggs of Carrion Crow (Corvus corone), Ostrich (Struthio camelus), Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) and Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).||3 April 2020||Phil-Ouest|
|Tristan da Cunha||25th Anniversary of Gough and Inaccessible Islands UNESCO World Heritage Site: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), Gough Island Finch (Rowettia goughensis), White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) and Inaccessible Island Rail (Atlantisia rogersi).||24 March 2020||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
|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|
The programme for 2020 includes "Songbirds in our neighborhood", probably 2 stamps, but with no further details.
Update I have received images of this pair of stamps. One features European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) and Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes). The other has Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris), Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and Great Tit (Parus major).
|11 March 2020||Czechia Post and Correspondent|
|Luxembourg||Special series: the 100th anniversary of Bird protection society: single featuring Goldcrest (Regulus regulus).||10 March 2020||PhilatéLux|
|Luxembourg||Special series: Rare Birds: 3 stamps featuring Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).||10 March 2020||PhilatéLux|
|New Zealand||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|
|Belarus||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|
|Netherlands||Experience Nature - Farmland Birds: sheet with 10 stamps featuring Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata), Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Little Owl (Athene noctua), Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) and Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis).||24 February 2020||Correspondent and Dutch Post|
|Algeria||Birds (including a Bat): 3 stamps with two featuring Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus) and Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).||24 February 2020||Algeria Post|
|Japan||Spring greeting: 10 stamps,
with three featuring small images of
Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus),
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) and
Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha).
Update The adult duck shown in the border corrects my earlier assumption.
|21 February 2020||Japan Philately|
|United Nations||Endangered Species: 3 sets of 4 stamps. The birds featured are listed as Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus andinus), Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus), Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) and Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus).||17 February 2020||UNPA|
|France||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|
|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||In its latest bulletin, Guernsey Post has published brief details of its 2020 programmes.
The one for Alderney includes "Definitives: Alderney Birds"
but with no further details.
Update Images have been published in Guernsey Post's magazine. The low values feature Dunnock (Prunella modularis), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros), Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).
The higher values feature Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus).
|21 January 2020||Guernsey Post|
|Alderney||Sealife: 6 stamps with one featuring Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).||21 January 2020||Guernsey Post|
|SPM||Limicole: single featuring Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2020.||20 January 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|Peru||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.|
|Netherlands||Experience Nature: sheet with 10 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus), Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).||2 January 2020||Correspondent and Dutch Post|
|TAAF||Aigrette Dimorphe: single featuring Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2020.||2 January 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|TAAF||Sky of Terre Adélie: single featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2020.||2 January 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|TAAF||Amsterdam Albatross: single featuring Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2020.||2 January 2020||Le Carré D'Encre.|
31 May 2020