Recent bird stamps found on the web - not wanted

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: 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
 
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Ascension Is. New definitives (12 stamps). The top 3 values have birds, featuring Ascension Island Frigatebird (Fregata aquila) on two and Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata). The bird on the £2.50 stamp seems be the same photograph as used on the £1.45 stamp issued in 2013. 22 December 2020 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
BAT Antarctic Birds: 4 stamps featuring South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki), Antarctic Shag (Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis), Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) and Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides). These stamps may be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 16 December 2020 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Poland Polish Birds: 4 stamps, featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). The Great Egret is listed as "Rare/Accidental", so perhaps the range expansion which is happening in Great Britain is also reflected in Poland. Consequently, this is a first on Polish stamps. 30 November 2020 Tick Delcampe and Polish Post
Greece Christmas: 2 stamps with one featuring a poor image of a European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). 23 November 2020 Tick Hellenic Post.
Japan Winter greeting: 10 stamps, with two featuring probable Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). The latter is listed as a vagrant to Japan. 20 November 2020 Tick Japan Philately
Falkland Is. Christmas: 4 stamps using children's art. One has reasonable images of Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), Long-tailed Meadowlark (Sturnella loyca) and King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 20 November 2020 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Vietnam Kingfishers: 3 stamps and ms featuring Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus), Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting), Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) and Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata).
Update I've just noticed that a booklet on Delcampe names one of the Kingfishers as Blyth's Kingfisher (Alcedo hercules).
14 November 2020 Tick Delcampe
Falkland Is. Removing Mines: 4 stamps with one featuring Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 13 November 2020 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Tristan da Cunha Vagrant Species Part 2: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) and King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). 9 November 2020 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Switzerland Christmas: 4 stamps. One has Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). Details were published in Focus on Stamps 4/2020 5 November 2020 Tick Swiss Post
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 Tick Iceland Post
Uruguay Centenary of Diplomatic Relations between Uruguay and Poland: souvenir sheet with 2 stamps featuring Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari) and White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 23 October 2020 Tick Uruguay Post
Czechia Christmas: single with a very small image of a Woodpecker on a snow covered roof. A much larger image of the Christmas scene is here. The bird resembles a Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius). 21 October 2020 Tick Czechia Post
China Chagan Lake: 3 stamps with one featuring small images of Geese and Cranes which may be identifiable. 18 October 2020 Tick Chinese Stamps
South Georgia New Definitives: 12 stamps with 3 birds: Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma), South Georgia Pipit (Anthus antarcticus) and Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 15 October 2020 Tick Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Ukraine The continuing programme for 2020 (as translated by Google) lists at item 9 under the topic nature: "Birds of Prey - sheet", but with no further details.
Update Ukraine Post has published a very small image of this set, but has also published images of 8 cards that show images that correspond to the 8 micro images. They feature Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata), Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus), Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus), Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina), Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) and Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni).
Update A sale on Delcampe has an image of the set.
7 October 2020 Tick Ukraine Post
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 Tick Belpost
Falkland Is. 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 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Uruguay World Tourism Day - Rural Development: sheet with 10 stamps. The only stamp with a bird has "paso centurion". Searching for Trogon on this site produces Surucua Trogon (Trogon surrucura). 30 September 2020 Tick Uruguay Post
Gambia Woodpecker: block with 4 stamps featuring Grey Woodpecker (Dendropicos goertae) and Fine-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera punctuligera). 30 September 2020 Tick IGPC
Guyana Owls: A souvenir sheet with 2 and a sheetlet of 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum). The wording on this last is vague, but I do not think the bird is either of the Pygmy Owls native to Guyana: Amazonian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium hardyi) or Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum). The source image may be found here, and the photographer is Cheryl Harleston. 30 September 2020 Tick IGPC
Grenada Seabirds: 2 blocks with 4 stamps featuring Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) {source}, Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta) {source} and Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). 30 September 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Grenada Flycatcher: 2 blocks with 4 stamps featuring Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii), European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca), Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) and Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana). 30 September 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Grenada Flamingo: 2 blocks with 6 stamps featuring various photographs of Flamingos possibly including Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) and Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis). 30 September 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Korea N. Wooden Stamps: set of 4 with one featuring Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). 30 September 2020 Thumb down Korea Stamp Society
Gambia Turacos: block with 3 stamps featuring Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa) and Violet Turaco (Musophaga violacea). 30 September 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Liberia 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 Tick IGPC
Colombia Fourth Series National Natural Parks of Colombia: sheet of 8 stamps with 1 featuring Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta). 29 September 2020 Thumb down 4-72: Colombia Post
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 Tick Gibraltar Post
Faroe Is. 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 Thumb down Faroe Stamps
Canada Canada Post Community Foundation: single with a simplistic image of a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). 21 September 2020 Thumb down Canada Post
Curaçao 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 Thumb down WOPA+
Colombia 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 Thumb down 4-72: Colombia Post's Twitter account
Colombia Colombia-Indonesia 40 years of diplomatic relations: sheet with 4 stamps, 2 featuring Multicoloured Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) and Lesser Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea minor). 16 September 2020 Tick 4-72: Colombia Post
Indonesia Colombia-Indonesia 40 years of diplomatic relations: sheet with 4 stamps, 2 featuring Multicoloured Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) and Lesser Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea minor). 15 September 2020 Tick Notification from Van Reijen International Agencies
Ukraine 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. Now that I have this issue, I have produced a composite image of the 3 Gulls, which all seem to be Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) which is listed as occurring in the Ukraine as a vagrant. 15 September 2020 Tick 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: Unidentified, probable 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 Unidentified.
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 Tick Correspondent
Czechia 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 Tick Czechia Post
Australia Water Tower Art: 4 stamps with one featuring Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus). 7 September 2020 Thumb down 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 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
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 Thumb down Swiss Post
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 Tick Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Royal Mail
Romania 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 Thumb down 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 Thumb down Belgian Post
Namibia The Programme for 2020 includes "Kites of Namibia", 2 stamps, featuring Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) and Black Kite (Milvus migrans). 20 August 2020 Tick Nampost
Turkey 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 Tick 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 Thumb down 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 Tick 4-72: Colombia Post
Romania The programme for 2020 includes "Little Owls", but with no further details. As this was previously listed as "Owlets", I assume there will be images of juvenile owls.
Update I was wrong - it should have been described as small owls. The News Release for this issue reveals that the 4 stamps will feature Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum), Little Owl (Athene noctua), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) and Papuan Boobook (Ninox theomacha). Here are the 4 stamps.
12 August 2020 Tick Romfilatelia
Falkland Is. Penguins and Coins: 5 stamps featuring Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 10 August 2020 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
South Georgia South Georgia from the Air: 6 stamps with one featuring a colony of what must be young King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 5 August 2020 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
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 Tick Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Bulgaria Antarctica: block of 2 stamps with one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). 21 July 2020 Thumb down 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 Thumb down 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 Thumb down 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 Thumb down Belarus Post
Mongolia Landscapes III - 7 stamps with two featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus). 8 July 2020 Thumb down Mongol Stamps
Caribbean Netherlands Birds (Bonaire): 5 stamps featuring Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola), Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus), Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris), Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax) and Venezuelan Troupial (Icterus icterus).
Birds (Saba): 5 stamps featuring Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus), Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) and Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
Birds (St. Eustatius): 5 stamps featuring American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica), Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus), Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus), Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) and Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus).
1 July 2020 Tick WOPA
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 Thumb down WOPA+
Latvia The Programme for 2020 includes "Latvian birds": 2 stamps with no further details.
Update The plan has been updated to include the date and that the stamps will feature the Bird of the Year for each of 2019 and 2020.
Update I have been informed that the 2019 bird of the year is Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia) and that the one for 2020 has yet to be chosen.
Update I have been informed that 2020's bird of the year is Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
Update The expected issue date has changed from 24 July.
Update Full details of this issue have been published, but better images are on Facebook
19 June 2020 Tick Latvia Post and Correspondent
Japan 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 Thumb down Japan Philately
Namibia The Programme for 2020 includes "Batises of Namibia", 2 stamps, featuring Chinspot Batis (Batis molitor) and Pririt Batis (Batis pririt). 18 June 2020 Tick Nampost
Czechia 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 Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius), Common Raven (Corvus corax), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) and Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris).
17 June 2020 Tick Czechia Post
Netherlands The series Experience Nature continues with Coastal Birds which confirms the species as Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus), Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus), Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris), Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) and Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus). 15 June 2020 Tick Correspondent and Dutch Post
Japan Natural monument series Vol.5: 10 stamps, with three featuring Crested Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis cheela), Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda) and Ryukyu Scops-Owl (Otus elegans). 10 June 2020 Tick Japan Philately
North Macedonia Lake Prespa: single with Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus). This FDC gives the date. 8 June 2020 Thumb down Delcampe
Colombia National Natural Parks of Colombia: sheet with 9 stamps, two of which have Blue-throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena helianthea) and Vermilion Cardinal (Cardinalis phoeniceus). 8 June 2020 Tick 4-72: Colombia Post
Botswana Owls in Botswana: 4 stamps all featuring African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis). 5 June 2020 Tick Botswana Post
Surinam The Programme for 2020 includes "Birds": 12 stamps but with no further details
Update I have received by email details of this issue. Here are the 12 stamps, and associated names. The species are listed as Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata), Rufous-capped Motmot (Baryphthengus ruficapillus), Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona), Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda), Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda), Three-toed Jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla), Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons), White-eared Puffbird (Nystalus chacuru), Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui), Surucua Trogon (Trogon surrucura) and White-tailed Trogon (Trogon viridis).
3 June 2020 Tick Notification from International Philatelic Agencies Ltd.
Antigua & Barbuda Mallard: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). 3 June 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Antigua & Barbuda Turkey Vultures: 2 sheets with 5 stamps all featuring Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura). 3 June 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Japan Summer greeting 84 yen: 10 stamps, with one featuring a "seagull" that may not have been photographed in Japan. The Japanese name given on the page is which is given as the Japanese name for Mew Gull (Larus canus). 1 June 2020 Tick Japan Philately
Belarus "Seasonal Variations": 6 stamps with 2 featuring Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus). 1 June 2020 Thumb down Belarus Post
Marshall Is. Birds Definitives: 5 stamps featuring Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus), Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), Long-tailed Koel (Eudynamys taitensis), Crimson-crowned Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus porphyraceus) and Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) though it may actually be a Common Tern (Sterna hirundo). 22 May 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Romania Pheasants: 4 stamps featuring Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus), Lady Amherst's Pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae), Reeves's Pheasant (Syrmaticus reevesii) and Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor). Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) appears only on the FDC. 22 May 2020 Thumb down Romania Post
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Booby Birds: 3 stamps featuring Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) and Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 365. 12 May 2020 Tick Australia Post
Bosnia Herzegovina Ancient postal routes: 2 stamps featuring message-carrying Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). 8 May 2020 Tick BH Post
Switzerland The 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 Tick 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 Tick 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 Thumb down 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 Tick 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 Tick Chunghwa Post
Australia Bird emblems of the Australian states: 6 stamps featuring Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Brolga (Grus rubicunda), Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) and Black Swan (Cygnus atratus). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 364. 21 April 2020 Tick Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Faroe Is. 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 Tick 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 Tick Phil-Ouest
Namibia The Programme for 2020 will be published soon, but I have been sent an image of "Woodpeckers of Namibia": 5 stamps featuring Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens), Olive Woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus), Bennett's Woodpecker (Campethera bennettii), Golden-tailed Woodpecker (Campethera abingoni), Bearded Woodpecker (Dendropicos namaquus),
Update Programme for 2020 which confirms this issue but the date has been brought forward.
2 April 2020 Tick Helge Denker and Nampost
Tajikistan Hunting: 3 stamps with one which could be Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). FSU gives the date. 1 April 2020 Thumb down Delcampe
Bosnia Herzegovina Peacock: souvenir sheet with one stamp featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 27 March 2020 Thumb down BH Post
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 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Guyana Woodpeckers: A souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 8 stamps featuring Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) on 2 stamps and incorrectly labelled on the souvenir sheet, Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) x2, Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) x2 and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) x2. With about 17 species of Woodpecker listed for Guyana, this is a very disappointing issue. 24 March 2020 Thumb down IGPC
Colombia Risaralda 2020: sheet with 10 stamps, featuring 9 birds, listed as: Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Oroaetus isidori), Subtropical Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis), Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana), Striolated Manakin (Machaeropterus striolatus), Golden-headed Manakin (Pipra erythrocephala), Olive-headed Brush-Finch (Atlapetes flaviceps), Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax), Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys) and Indigo-winged Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi). 20 March 2020 Tick 4-72: Colombia Post
Uzbekistan Navruz: block with one stamp featuring Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). 20 March 2020 Tick The Postal Service of Uzbekistan
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 Tick 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 Tick Belgian Post
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 Tick Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Ebay
South Africa I received a newsletter from SAPO by email but was disappointed that there were no bird stamps mentioned. I replied and suggested that SAPO could continue its recent series of bird stamps by selecting 5 South African Woodpeckers perhaps in the programme for 2020. I was very surprised to get a reply from a SAPO official that there would be an issue featuring Woodpeckers in August, 2019! I have requested early news of this issue.
Update 6 August The latest information from SAPO: "It might be delayed".
Update 25 September The latest information from SAPO: "The stamps are not yet in South Africa".
Update 31 January 2020 Commonwealth Stamps Opinion lists SAPO's intended issues for early 2020, which includes Woodpeckers for March.
Update 13 March 2020 The issue has appeared for sale on Delcampe. The species are Bearded Woodpecker (Dendropicos namaquus), Ground Woodpecker (Geocolaptes olivaceus), Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens), Olive Woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus) and Knysna Woodpecker (Campethera notata).
12 March 2020 Tick SAPO and Delcampe
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 Tick Image sent by correspondent
Czechia 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 Tick Czechia Post and Correspondent
Luxembourg Special series: the 100th anniversary of Bird protection society: single featuring Goldcrest (Regulus regulus). 10 March 2020 Tick 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 Tick PhilatéLux
France Cabinet of Curiosities: booklet of 12 stamps with one featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia). 6 March 2020 Thumb down Phil-Ouest
Colombia Guadalajara de Buga 450 years: sheet with 4 stamps, one of which has Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona). 4 March 2020 Tick 4-72: Colombia Post
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 Tick 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 Tick Belposta
Sri Lanka Wild Species threatened by trade in Sri Lanka: 20 stamps with one featuring Serendib Scops-owl (Otus thilohoffmanni), 3 March 2020 Tick Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Romania Polar Fauna: 4 stamps with one featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). 28 February 2020 Thumb down Romania Post
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 Tick 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 Tick 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 Tick 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 Thumb down 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 Tick Phil-Ouest
Japan Tourist Attractions (Miyakojima): 5 stamps, with one featuring Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda). 7 February 2020 Thumb down Japan Philately
Lithuania 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 Tick Lithuania Post and Correspondent
Ukraine 200 Years Since the Opening up of Antarctica: single featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua). 28 January 2020 Thumb down Ukraine Post
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 Tick Belgian Post
British Virgin Islands Revenue Stamps: 6 stamps featuring the islands' national bird Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura). 22 January 2020 Tick 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 Tick Guernsey Post
Alderney Sealife: 6 stamps with one featuring Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). 21 January 2020 Thumb down Guernsey Post
SPM Limicole: single featuring Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2020. 20 January 2020 Tick 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 Tick Delcampe and Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2020.
Thailand National Children's Day: set of 4 with one featuring a presumed pet Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus). 11 January 2020 Thumb down Delcampe
Latvia The Plan for 2020 includes Coats of arms of Latvian regions and cities: 5 stamps, one of which will feature Vilani county, whose Coat of Arms features a Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) which is apparently the bird on Vilani's coat of arms. The translation of part of this page is: "The nightingale is a singing bird, the love of the song also characterizes Vilani region, because there are many singing groups and recognized soloists in the region. The golden color represents the improvement of life, helps to achieve values, and symbolizes the sun - the source of light, eternity."
Update The set of 5 is shown here.
3 January 2020 Thumb down Latvia Post and Correspondent
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 Tick 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 Tick 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 Thumb down 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 Thumb down Le Carré D'Encre.
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