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.
Earlier years: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
|Namibia||I have received a copy of the programme for 2021 which includes Snipes of Namibia: 3 stamps featuring Great Snipe (Gallinago media), Greater Painted-snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) and African Snipe (Gallinago nigripennis).||16 March 2021||NamPost|
The early part of the
programme for 2021 includes "EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife: Jersey Seabirds and Marine Life" but with no further details.
Update Details of this issue have been published and feature two birds: Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) and Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus).
|11 March 2021||Jersey Stamps|
The programme for 2021 includes "Bird of the Year", single stamp, but with no further details.
Update The plan has been updated to include the species: Eurasian Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus).
Update And here is an image of the stamp.
|2 March 2021||Belpost|
|Liechtenstein||Songbirds: 4 stamps featuring Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), Citril Finch (Serinus citrinella), Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) and Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio).||1 March 2021||Liechtenstein Post|
||The latest in this series shows fauna of The Onlanden Nature Reserve and includes 3 birds: Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope).||22 February 2021||Postnl|
The programme for 2021 includes "Definitive - birds" but with no further details.
Update Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published images of all 17 stamps which gives the species as: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), Great Tit (Parus major), Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus), European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo) pale, Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) and Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).
Update Guernsey Post has published details and images.
Update: 8 February I have just noticed that I overlooked the Long-tailed Tit stamp making 17 stamps and not 16 as I originally published.
|17 February 2021||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Guernsey Stamps|
||Falcons: 4 stamps featuring Barred Forest-Falcon (Micrastur ruficollis), Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus), Merlin (Falco columbarius) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).||12 February 2021||Romfilatelia|
||Delta of Moldova: 7 stamps all featuring birds, namely Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides), Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) and Little Egret (Egretta garzetta).||3 February 2021||Romfilatelia|
|Aland||Songbirds: 4 franking labels featuring Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) and Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs). (I listed this last November, but have apparently lost the entry).||2 February 2021||Aland Stamps|
published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2021, which includes
this image of a
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus).
Update 4 February 2021 A correspondent has informed me that this stamp was not issued on the expected date. I hope it will eventually appear.
Update 5 February 2021 Actually, this stamp was issued on time, but is available to only a select few groups of collectors. It may be difficult to obtain similarly to 2018's Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina).
|25 January 2021||Belgian Post Thanks to correspondent|
|Taiwan||South Penghu Marine National Park: 4 stamps, one has Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii).||21 January 2021||Chunghwa Post|
Valuable nature: 5 stamps,
Common Swift (Apus apus).
Update This stamp has appeared in an article featured in a UK national newspaper, The Guardian.
|14 January 2021||Sweden Post|
|SPM||Bécasseau violet: single featuring Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021. Unfortunately, the designer omitted an "i" from "maritima", but this has been corrected in the issued stamp.||12 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre|
|France||Birds of the Islands: sheet with 4 stamps showing birds from some of France's
overseas territories which I think are
Reunion Cuckooshrike (Lalage newtoni),
Martinique Oriole (Icterus bonana),
Forest Thrush (Cichlherminia lherminieri) and
Razorbill (Alca torda).
Update Since composing this entry, I have found details on Carré d'Encre, particularly under "A bit of ornithology".
|11 January 2021||Correspondents and Le Carré D'Encre.|
||The Plan for 2021 includes Coats of arms of Latvian regions and cities: 3 stamps, one of which will feature Ropazi county, whose Coat of Arms features 3 Eurasian Skylarks (Alauda arvensis). Another stamp has a very stylised bird which may be a Common Crane (Grus grus).||6 January 2021||Latvia Post and Correspondent|
I have been sent an image of a sheet of
10 stamps due to be issued by the Netherlands, in 2021, but I am awaiting confirmation of the date.
The format is similar to the ones issued in 2020 showing birds of certain habitats. This new series is part of 12 sheets with Dutch landscapes to be issued the next three years.
The first shows fauna of
Dwingelerveld National Park and includes
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) and
Common Crane (Grus grus).
Update 3 January 2021 Here are details of this issue and dates for the next 3 issues due in 2021, but with no images yet. The better image reveals that to the right of the deer, but not enough on the stamp is a European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola).
|4 January 2021||Correspondent and Postzegelblog.nl|
|TAAF||Cormorans de Kerguelan et de Crozet: single possibly featuring Kerguelen Shag (Phalacrocorax verrucosus) and Crozet Shag (Phalacrocorax melanogenis). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021.||2 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre.|
28 February 2021