Bird stamps issued in 2018 found on the web

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.
 
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Sierra Leone "Definitives": 9 stamps featuring Chestnut-and-black Weaver (Ploceus castaneofuscus) which may be a subspecies of Vieillot's Black Weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus), Military Macaw (Ara militaris), Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea), Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), White Dove, Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) and African Green-Pigeon (Treron calvus).
Although I have stopped featuring stamps that are produced by Stamperija, I decided to collect some of this set, as there is evidence that at least one of the stamps has been used postally. I found a sale on Ebay that had all the ones I needed.
???? 2018 Tick Bombay Stamps
Ethiopia Birds: 5 featuring Black-billed Barbet (Lybius guifsobalito), Dusky Turtle-dove (Streptopelia lugens), White-bellied Go-away-bird (Criniferoides leucogaster), Red-fronted Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus pusillus) and Long-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus climacurus). A welcome surprise after the last bird stamps in 2001. ???? 2018 Tick Delcampe
Gambia Tawny Eagle: 4 stamps all featuring Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax). 31 December 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Liberia The National Bird of Liberia: 4 stamps all featuring Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus). 31 December 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Gambia Eagles of Africa: 6 stamps featuring African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), Brown Snake-Eagle (Circaetus cinereus), African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster), Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) and Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis).
31 December 2018 Tick IGPC
BAT Landscapes: 4 stamps. The £1.01 stamp has a colony of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). There's a probable Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis alba) well camouflaged against snow in the lower right corner of the 66p stamp. These stamps may be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 28 December 2018 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Surinam The Programme for 2018 includes "Nature" 12 souvenir sheets, 7 of which feature birds, namely Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus), Green-tailed Jacamar (Galbula galbula), Black Nunbird (Monasa atra), Black-tailed Trogon (Trogon melanurus), Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata), Black-banded Owl (Ciccaba huhula) and Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata). 27 December 2018 Tick Suriname Stamps
Azerbaijan RCC Gara-Yaz State Reserve: a sheet of 6 stamps featuring White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Hildebrandt's Starling (Lamprotornis hildebrandti)!, European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) and Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). The 6th stamp has 2 species. One is a rather odd Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) while the smaller bird seems to be unidentifiable. The stamp with the Woodpecker has a name suggesting that the designer thought it was a Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Dryobates scalaris) from Texas! 27 December 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps.
Palau Pacific Waterfowl: 2 sheets comprising 12 stamps featuring 6 species, namely Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata), Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca), Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) and Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). 27 December 2018 Tick IGPC
Aitutaki Birds of Prey: 12 stamps featuring Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata), Pearl Kite (Gampsonyx swainsonii), Black-breasted Buzzard (Hamirostra melanosternon), Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus), Henst's Goshawk (Accipiter henstii), Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus), Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus), Crowned Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus), African Marsh-harrier (Circus ranivorus) with a Black Kite (Milvus migrans aegyptius), White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) and Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata). 27 December 2018 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Penrhyn Birds of Prey: 12 stamps featuring Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus), Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris), Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Grey-headed Fish-Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus), Pallas' Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus), Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Black Kite (Milvus migrans aegyptius) and Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). 27 December 2018 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Ecuador 50th Anniversary of the Cotacachi-Cayapas Reserve: 5 stamps and a booklet of 8 with the following birds: Silvery Grebe (Podiceps occipitalis), White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps), Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus), Fire-bellied Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus igniventris) and Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis). 27 December 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Ukraine Beauty and majesty of Ukraine Sumy region: sheetlet of 4 stamps with one featuring Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus). 24 December 2018 Thumb down Ukraine Post
Marshall Is. Owls: sheetlet of 6 stamps featuring Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator), Barred Owl (Strix varia), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Rufous-legged Owl (Strix rufipes), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) and Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). 21 December 2018 Tick IGPC
Cook Is. Birds of Prey: 12 stamps featuring Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum), Madagascar Harrier-hawk (Polyboroides radiatus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis), Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus), Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata), Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) with a Great Egret (Ardea alba), Letter-winged Kite (Elanus scriptus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and Barking Owl (Ninox connivens). 20 December 2018 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Rarotonga Birds of Prey: 12 stamps featuring Pale Chanting-Goshawk (Melierax canorus), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo), Costa Rican Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium costaricanum), Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus), Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Eastern Marsh-harrier (Circus spilonotus), Long-winged Harrier (Circus buffoni), Asian Barred Owlet (Glaucidium cuculoides), Crested Eagle (Morphnus guianensis), Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) and White-browed Owl (Athene superciliaris). 20 December 2018 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Palau Beautiful Birds: 2 sheets comprising 5 stamps featuring Caroline Islands White-eye (Zosterops semperi), Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) x2 and Micronesian Myzomela (Myzomela rubratra) x2.
Update: A third sheet has appeared with 6 stamps featuring Palau Flycatcher (Myiagra erythrops), Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica), Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava), Nutmeg Mannikin (Lonchura punctulata), Slaty-legged Crake (Rallina eurizonoides) and Red-legged Crake (Rallina fasciata).
19 December 2018 Tick IGPC
Palau Nicobar Pigeon: 2 sheets comprising 6 stamps featuring Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica). 19 December 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Syria Birds: 5 stamps featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) and Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus). 18 December 2018 Tick Delcampe
Tunisia Terrestrial and maritime fauna: 4 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). 18 December 2018 Tick Tunisia Stamps.
Tonga Birds of Prey: 12 stamps featuring Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus), White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus), Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus), Madagascar Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides), Grey-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis), Lesser Fish-Eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis), Besra (Accipiter virgatus), Jerdon's Baza (Aviceda jerdoni), Black Baza (Aviceda leuphotes), African Cuckoo-Hawk (Aviceda cuculoides), Dark Chanting-Goshawk (Melierax metabates) and Scissor-tailed Kite (Chelictinia riocourii). 18 December 2018 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Niuafo'ou Birds of Prey: 12 stamps featuring Black-and-white Owl (Ciccaba nigrolineata) and Band-bellied Owl (Pulsatrix melanota) hybrid {source}, Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus), Jungle Owlet (Glaucidium radiatum), Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Minahasa Masked-owl (Tyto inexspectata), Grey-headed Fish-Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus), White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa), Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) and African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster).
If the word "hybrid" was not on the stamp, I would have identified this particular bird as Black-banded Owl (Ciccaba huhula).
18 December 2018 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Tajikistan Nature Reserves (RCC): 4 stamps, with 3 having birds that may be identifiable. The 1.60 stamp has a bird which is fading into the distance, and is best left unidentified. The 3.00 has a pair of probable See-see Partridge (Ammoperdix griseogularis). The 5.00 has White-capped Water-redstart (Phoenicurus leucocephalus) and a pair of small birds that could be White-browed Tit-Warbler (Leptopoecile sophiae). The 5.40 has a prominent raptor which could be Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo). On the same stamp, perched in a tree is a typical Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula).
NB. There are no species names on the stamps, so I have chosen species listed as occurring in Tajikistan that most closely resemble the images presented.
Update: Now that I have the stamps, a closer view of what I thought was a Blackbird reveals that it more likely to be a Blue Whistling-Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus).
Update: Stamps of the FSU has the date.
15 December 2018 Tick Delcampe and Former Soviet Union New Issues
Ecuador San Francisco de Quito University : sheet of 9 stamps with 2 featuring Large Ground-Finch (Geospiza magnirostris) and the recently discovered Blue-throated Hillstar (Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus). 11 December 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Palau Seabirds: 2 sheets comprising 9 stamps featuring Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Dunlin (Calidris alpina), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva), Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus), Bulwer's Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii), Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) and Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata). 10 December 2018 Tick IGPC
Brazil Rio de Janeiro National Museum: single featuring a stylised image of a Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja). 4 December 2018 Tick Brazil Post
Russia Happy New Year!: single featuring small images of Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). 4 December 2018 Tick Marka
Brazil 50 years of Friendship with Guyana: single featuring a small image of a Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin). 4 December 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Malawi Malawi Post Office Philatelic Bureau has informed me "of a new issue on 3 December 2018 (vultures of Malawi) consisting of a souvenir sheet and 5 stamps". I await images, but the list of indigenous vultures is very similar to that of Botswana which produced a similar issue in 2015.
Update: Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published images of this issue. It has been changed to "Vultures of Africa", but unfortunately seems to include at least 2 non-African species. The image of the sheet of 6 stamps is not clear to discern the names of most of the species. The 5 single stamp miniature sheets are clearer and feature Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis), Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus) and Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus).
The set of 6 does appear to have Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) {source}, Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), Rueppell's Griffon (Gyps rueppellii) {source} and Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) {source}!
3 December 2018 Tick Notification from Malawi Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Aruba Sustainable Energy: 5 stamps with 4 having small images of birds which may all be identifiable. 30 November 2018 Tick PostAruba
Ukraine Carpathian Biosphere Reserve: sheetlet of 6 stamps with one featuring Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes). 30 November 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Uzbekistan Fauna: 4 stamps with 1 featuring Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus). 23 November 2018 Tick The Postal Service of Uzbekistan
Guyana Tanagers: six stamps featuring Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala), Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)*, Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola)*, Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata) and Guira Tanager (Hemithraupis guira)*.
The souvenir sheet has two stamps featuring Speckled Tanager (Tangara guttata)*.
Species marked * are listed as occurring in Guyana.
20 November 2018 Tick IGPC
Guyana 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing: Souvenir sheet with 2 stamps. One features Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). 20 November 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Cambodia Birds of Cambodia: five stamps featuring Giant Ibis (Pseudibis gigantea), Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus), White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni), Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) and Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius). The souvenir sheet has Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala). This FDC confirms the date. 16 November 2018 Tick Delcampe
Vatican City 150th Anniversary of the Death of Gioachino Rossini: featuring a Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), remembering The Thieving Magpie. A sale on Delcampe has a good image. 9 November 2018 Tick Vatican Post
Vatican City Papal Anniversaries: 2 stamps with one featuring a small image of European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis). A sale on Delcampe has a good image. 9 November 2018 Tick Vatican Post
New Caledonia Pollinators: 4 stamps with one featuring Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana). 8 November 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Wallis and Futuna Conservation of Mangroves: 4 stamps with one featuring probable Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra) and Red-footed Booby (Sula sula). Details were published in Phil'info for November 2018. 8 November 2018 Thumb down Phil'info French Post
Uruguay Spring Series - Ducks of Uruguay: 4 stamps featuring White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis), Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica), Rosy-billed Pochard (Netta peposaca) and Chiloe Wigeon (Anas sibilatrix). 7 November 2018 Tick Uruguay Post
Brazil UPAEP - pets: 30 stamps two feature Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) and Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus). 6 November 2018 Thumb down Delcampe
Indonesia Flora and Fauna: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet with 2 featuring Knobbed Hornbill (Aceros cassidix). 5 November 2018 Tick Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Spain World Heritage: Alcalá de Henares single with a small image of a White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 5 November 2018 Tick Spanish Post
Cuba Endemic Birds: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Fernandina's Flicker (Colaptes fernandinae), Yellow-headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae), Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis),
Cuban Nightjar (Antrostomus cubanensis), {source}, Cuban Blackbird (Dives atroviolacea), Bare-legged Owl (Gymnoglaux lawrencii) and Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus gundlachii).
3 November 2018 Tick Delcampe
Sweden The Programme for 2018 includes Winter Birds - 10 stamps featuring Great Tit (Parus major), Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) x2, European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) x2. 1 November 2018 Tick PostNord
BAT Definives: Penguins of BAT: 6 stamps featuring chicks of Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). Higher values have adults of the same species. These stamps may be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 1 November 2018 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Great Britain Christmas: 8 stamps with one having European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). 1 November 2018 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Aruba Pets: 6 stamps one featuring varieties of Lovebird (Agapornis sp.). 31 October 2018 Thumb down PostAruba
TAAF St. Paul's Penguins: 2 stamps each with the island's only penguin - (Northern) Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome moseleyi). 26 October 2018 Thumb down Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .
Liberia Oxpeckers: block of 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) and Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus). 25 October 2018 Tick IGPC
Bulgaria Extinct Species: 4 stamps with one featuring Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis). The souvenir sheet has no birds. 19 October 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Tristan da Cunha Migratory Species: 4 stamps featuring Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos) and Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. Similar issues are expected from Ascension Island, British Antarctic Territory and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands ." 18 October 2018 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Falkland Is. Migratory Species: 4 stamps featuring Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) and Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. The press release states that "Falkland Islands Migratory Species is one of a complimentary suite of stamps being issued in 2018 by British Overseas Territories including Ascension Island, British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and Tristan da Cunha." 18 October 2018 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
TAAF Alfred Faure: single souvenir sheet featuring Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). 17 October 2018 Thumb down Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .
Surinam Birds of Prey: 12 stamps featuring species listed as Cassin's Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus africanus),
Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata),
Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca),
Beaudouin's Snake-Eagle (Circaetus beaudouini),
Western Banded Snake-eagle (Circaetus cinerascens),
Brown Snake-Eagle (Circaetus cinereus),
Black-breasted Snake-Eagle (Circaetus pectoralis),
Congo Serpent-Eagle (Dryotriorchis spectabilis),
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus),
African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer),
Crowned Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus) and
Ayres' Hawk-Eagle (Aquila ayresii). This disappointing set has only one South American raptor, but it is not native to Surinam.
10 October 2018 Thumb down Suriname Stamps
Austria DISPENSERMARKEN 3rd Edition: Beautiful Austria : 4 definitive stamps with one featuring Great Egret (Ardea alba). 1 July 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps and Delcampe
Uruguay Tourist Destinations - Treinta y Tres: 2 stamps featuring Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) and Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco). The sheet also has Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor) which I would have preferred to see on a stamp! 9 October 2018 Tick Uruguay Post
Chile Exphil 2018: single featuring Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus). 9 October 2018 Thumb down Facebook
Macao Birdsongs and Spring Flowers: a set of 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). The souvenir sheet has artistic probable Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyana). 9 October 2018 Thumb down Macau Post
Japan International Letter-writing Week: 5 stamps using some of Hiroshige's artwork. The lowest value has what could be Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). The lower 70 yen value has probable Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora). 9 October 2018 Thumb down Japan Post
Romania Birds' records: 4 stamps featuring White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus). 5 October 2018 Thumb down Romania Post
Taiwan The Programme for 2018 includes "Birds of Taiwan Souvenir Sheet ", 4 stamps but with no further details.
Update: The details show a sheet of 4 stamps featuring Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) and Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta).
3 October 2018 Tick Taiwan Post
Brazil Diplomatic Relations with India: single featuring Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). 2 October 2018 Thumb down Facebook
Antigua & Barbuda National Bird of Antigua & Barbuda: sheet with 4 stamps all featuring has Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). There is also a souvenir sheet. 1 October 2018 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Aruba Water Sports: 6 stamps with 4 having small images of birds which may all be identifiable. 28 September 2018 Tick PostAruba
Cyprus The Programme for 2018 includes "Birds of Cyprus".
Update: This image confirms that the species are European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) and Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs).
Update: Cyprus Post has published details of this issue.
27 September 2018 Tick Cyprus Post and Theme Birds on Stamps
Turkey National Protected Areas and National Parks: souvenir sheet representing Sultan Sazligi and featuring Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 26 September 2018 Thumb down Turkish Post and Natural Science Stamps
AAT RSV Aurora Australis 30 years: sheet with 4 stamps with one having Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 355. 25 September 2018 Thumb down Australia Post
Faroe Is. Christmas: icons - 2 stamps with one having Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). The image was taken from Posta Stamps No 36, April 2018. 24 September 2018 Thumb down Faroes Post
USA Winter Birds 4 stamps featuring Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) and Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), all species that have appeared on earlier US stamps. 22 September 2018 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
Paraguay Birds of the Chaco: 5 stamps featuring
Olive-crowned Crescentchest (Melanopareia maximiliani){Gallito de collar},
Crested Hornero (Furnarius cristatus){Hornerito de Copetón},
Spot-backed Puffbird (Nystalus maculatus){Durmili},
Hepatic Tanager (Piranga flava){Fueguero rojo} and
Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui){Surucuá aurora}.
Update: I have received a large image of this issue which shows that each stamp has its bird's name as it is known in Paraguay. This reveals that one of my tentative identifications was wrong. Grey-crested Cachalote (Pseudoseisura unirufa) is not in this issue.
21 September 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps and Paraguay Post
Australia Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet 4: 5 stamps with the one for "e" featuring Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) and the one for "Z" featuring Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis) - Zebra Finch. The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 355. 18 September 2018 Thumb down Australia Post.
Kyrgyzstan RCC. Nature Reserve Surma-Tash: single featuring a hovering bird of prey that could be Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). 15 September 2018 Thumb down Former Soviet Union New Issues
Romania Masters of Camouflage: 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus), Syrian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus), Eurasian Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) and Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis). 14 September 2018 Tick Romania Post
Ecuador Ecuador - Green Destination, World Leader: sheet with 4 large stamps and 8 regular sized stamps, one of which seems to have a Hummingbird found in the Andes. The image is unclear, but the best match I have found is Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani). Ecuador Post announced this issue here.
Update: I have received confirmation from South America that my guess was correct, but have not seen a good image yet.
13 September 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps and Ecuador Post
Costa Rica Towards the Bicentennial: 3 stamps with one featuring Clay-coloured Thrush (Turdus grayi). 13 September 2018 Thumb down El Mundo CR News after seeing a Delcampe sale
Finland Finnish Nature: 5 stamps with one featuring Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus). 12 September 2018 Tick Finland Post
Surinam The Programme for 2018 includes "UPAEP", 2 stamps and ss. Two recent sales on Delcampe reveal that the pair of stamps feature Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus) and Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis), while the souvenir sheet has Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) and Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae). 12 September 2018 Thumb down Suriname Stamps and Delcampe
Niuafo'ou Animals of the World: single featuring Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya). 10 September 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
China The Book of Songs: 6 stamps with one featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 8 September 2018 Thumb down China National Philatelic Corporation
Jersey Links with China - Birdlife: 6 stamps featuring birds that occur in Jersey and China. The species are Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina). The Chough and Goldfinch are both new for Jersey. The image was taken from "Jersey Stamp Bulletin Summer 2018". A reciprocal issue by China would be useful, but unlikely! 3 September 2018 Tick Notification from Jersey Post
Liechtenstein Artistic photography: birds' eyes: 3 stamps featuring Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) and Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo). 3 September 2018 Tick Liechtenstein Post
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Navarra - a continuation of this series. This one features Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). 3 September 2018 Thumb down Spanish Post
Estonia My gift to Estonia (children's drawing competition): MS with 3 stamps with one having a reasonable image of a House Martin (Delichon urbica). 1 September 2018 Tick Estonia Post
Botswana Definitives - Kgalagadi Biodiversity: 15 stamps with 5 featuring Namaqua Sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Social Weaver (Philetairus socius), Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos) and Chestnut-banded Plover (Charadrius pallidus). The FDC shows the date. 31 August 2018 Tick Botswana Post
Ecuador Latin American Congress of Botany: souvenir sheet which has Chimborazo Hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo). 29 August 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Christmas I. The Art of John Gerrard Keulemans: 4 stamps featuring Christmas Island Hawk-Owl (Ninox natalis), White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) and Christmas Island White-eye (Zosterops natalis). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 354. 28 August 2018 Thumb down Australia Post.
Colombia Risaralda Bird Festival 2018: sheet with 15 stamps, 10 of which feature birds named as
Turquoise Dacnis (Dacnis hartlaubi) {source},
Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax) {source},
Orange-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola jucunda),
Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) {source},
Apical Flycatcher (Myiarchus apicalis),
Purple-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox mitchellii) {source},
Greyish Piculet (Picumnus granadensis) {source},
Golden-naped Tanager (Tangara ruficervix),
Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys) and
Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima).
All 15 stamps feature the Risaralda Bird Festival logo which has a stylised image of a Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta).
24 August 2018 Tick 4-72: Colombia Post
Japan Autumn greeting 82 yen: 10 stamps - one has Siberian Blue Robin (Larvivora cyane). The full sheets of this issue are shown in this PDF. 23 August 2018 Tick Japan Philatelic Association and Japan Post
Moldova The Programme for 2018 includes Bird Species, 4 stamps but with no further details
Update: Domestic Poultry: 4 stamps featuring domesticated forms of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Greylag Goose (Anser anser), Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) and Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).
23 August 2018 Thumb down Moldova Stamps
Montserrat Birds: a souvenir sheet with Montserrat Oriole (Icterus oberi) and 4 stamps featuring Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila), White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora), Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata) and Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl). 18 August 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Vietnam Kon Ka Kinh National Park: 4 stamps with one featuring Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush (Garrulax konkakinhensis). 18 August 2018 Tick Nhan Dan Newspaper
China Wild Goose: single featuring Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides). 17 August 2018 Tick China National Philatelic Corporation
Lithuania Lithuanian animals: 4 stamps, featuring Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus). The image is taken from the online version of EKSPRES INFORMACIJA Nr. 106. 17 August 2018 Tick Lithuania Post
Great Britain 250th anniversary of the First voyage of Captain James Cook to the Pacific Ocean: 10 stamps with at least 2 having small images of birds which seem to be Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) and Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina). The image of the Grassquit is taken from this drawing while the Tropicbird is derived from this drawing. Good images of the stamps are included here. 16 August 2018 Thumb down Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Bangladesh Pallas's Fish-eagle: 4 stamps all featuring Pallas's Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus). 15 August 2018 Tick Commonwealth Stamps blog
Malaysia Blowpipes: 3 stamps and a miniature sheet. The MS shows a hunter apparently wearing a head-dress made from the skin of a Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros). Here is a better image
14 August 2018 Thumb down Malaysia FDCs and Natural Science Stamps
Latvia Najas tenuissima from the Ice Age: single stamp which has the logo of the Latvian Fund for Nature which has a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). 10 August 2018 Tick Latvia Post and WOPA+
Liberia African Guineafowl: block of 6 and a souvenir sheet stamps featuring Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris), Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani), Vulturine Guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum) and White-breasted Guineafowl (Agelastes meleagrides). 8 August 2018 Tick IGPC
Uzbekistan Zaminsky mountain-juniper state reserve: 8 stamps with 2 featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax) and Chukar (Alectoris chukar). 6 August 2018 Tick The Postal Service of Uzbekistan
Grenada Definitives - Significant Fauna and Flora: 6 stamps with one featuring Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi) 3 August 2018 Thumb down IGPC
New Zealand Predator Free 2050: 5 splendid stamps featuring Stitchbird (Notiomystis cincta), Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus), Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos), Great Egret (Ardea alba), Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus), New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae), Weka (Gallirallus australis), Whitehead (Mohoua albicilla), New Zealand Tomtit (Petroica macrocephala), North Island Robin (Petroica longipes), Chatham Parakeet (Cyanoramphus forbesi), Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) and Great Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx haastii). 1 August 2018 Tick NZ Post
Mongolia Landscapes I - 7 stamps with one featuring Mongolian Ground-Jay (Podoces hendersoni). 27 July 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Caribbean Netherlands Hummingbirds (St. Eustatius): 8 stamps showing artistic illustrations by Michelle Dujardin. St. Eustatius has 3 Hummingbirds listed which are Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis), Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus) and Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), all of which may be included, but there are no names on the stamps. I recognise Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus) and Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris).
Update: Checking the artist's web site, I do not think the birds are accurately illustrated. Two of the birds in this issue appear on the page of tropical birds, the Dutch names are given as "Kolibrie blauw groen" and "Kolibrie groen roze", which seem to be describing the colours. I was almost certain that the bottom left stamp had Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus). The tail and back patterns fit well, but the black-tipped orange feathers should be from the cheek and not the crown.
20 July 2018 Thumb down WOPA Stamps
Namibia Small Felines of Namibia: 4 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.
Update: An image has been published which shows the species are listed as White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba), Ducorps' Cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita eleonora), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita fitzroyi), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita triton), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Tanimbar Corella (Cacatua goffiniana), Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), Pink Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri), Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), Blue-eyed Cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica) and Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea).
18 July 2018 Thumb down Suriname Stamps and Natural Science Stamps
Guyana National Bird of Guyana: Block of 4 and a souvenir sheet all featuring Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin). 13 July 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Germany Garden Kingdom Dessau-Wörlitz: pair with one having a small image of Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 12 July 2018 Tick Germany Post
France Euromed - Houses of the Mediterranean: single with small images of Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 9 July 2018 Thumb down Phil'info for July/August, 2018
Palau National Bird: single featuring Palau Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus pelewensis). 5 July 2018 Thumb down IGPC
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 Tick Notification from NZ Post
Japan 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
France Kaysersberg: single with small images of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 20 June 2018 Thumb down Phil'info for July/August, 2018
Serbia Young Animals: 4 stamps with one featuring Black Swan (Cygnus atratus): "crni labud". 19 June 2018 Thumb down Correspondent
Caribbean Netherlands Birds of Bonaire: 24 stamps. The sheet is exactly the same as the one issued in 2016, but with a revised face value. 19 June 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
France 2018 PARIS PHILEX: a souvenir sheet of 4 stamps including a stamp issued in 1949 with Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). Here is a good image of the sheet. 11 June 2018 Thumb down Wiki timbres
Iran World Crafts Day: single artistic stamp featuring some birds, one of which could be Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus). 10 June 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
France 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 Tick Phil'info for December, 2016 and Phil-Ouest
Latvia The Programme for 2018 includes "the birds": 2 stamps which feature Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) and Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus).
Update: Images have been published of both birds: Redshank and Long-tailed Tit.
8 June 2018 Tick Latvia Post and Correspondent
Monaco National Species: single featuring European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis). I could not find the "Natonal Bird" of Monaco, and as next year's Europa theme is that topic, perhaps the Shag has been chosen. If so, will there be another stamp with this species next year? 7 June 2018 Tick Monaco Post.
TAAF Penguins: 3 low value stamps and a souvenir sheet with higher values. Species featured are Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome). 7 June 2018 Thumb down Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .
Guyana Wildlife of Guyana: Five stamps with 3 featuring Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus), Black Curassow (Crax alector) and Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). The designs are the same as some of the issue of 2014, and the Toucan stamp has the same face value - spot the difference! 7 June 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Indonesia World Environment Day: 2 stamps with one having a small image of a White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus). 5 June 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps and Delcampe
Malaysia Tourist Destinations - Sabah: 2 stamps with one featuring Bornean Bristlehead (Pityriasis gymnocephala), a species which was due to feature in the cancelled issue publicising "Visit Malaysia 2014".
5 June 2018 Tick Malaysia Post
Australia 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 Tick Australia Post.
Nevis Hummingbirds: 1 souvenir sheet and a sheetlet with 4 stamps featuring White-bellied Emerald (Amazilia candida), Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus), Blue-headed Hummingbird (Cyanophaia bicolor) and Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis). 5 June 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Malawi "Indigenous Birds of Malawi", a mini-sheet of 6 stamps featuring Pied Crow (Corvus albus), Mountain Wagtail (Motacilla clara), {source}, African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), probable African Yellow White-eye (Zosterops senegalensis), Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) and Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis). There is also a souvenir sheet with African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). Another souvenir sheet with Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)! {source}, Another souvenir sheet has Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta). Another souvenir sheet has Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis). Another souvenir sheet has Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). Another souvenir sheet has possible Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus). 4 June 2018 Tick Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Ebay
Ireland 1400th Death Anniversary of St. Kevin: single stamp featuring a wood carving with Kevin holding a Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula). According to this legend, immortalised in a poem by Seamus Heaney, a Blackbird made its nest in the Saint's hand! 31 May 2018 Thumb down Irish Post
Papua New Guinea 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 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 via 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.
Update: This issue was obviously timed to coincide with Birdpex8 but missed the deadline, and after being quietly dropped from the programme, it is now available to purchase from Post PNG.
31 May 2018 Tick Post PNG
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
Sri Lanka Wild Animals of Sri Lanka: 3 stamps with one featuring Sri Lanka Junglefowl (Gallus lafayettii). 24 May 2018 Tick Sri Lanka Post
Algeria International Day of Biological Diversity: single with various animals including one which could be a House Martin (Delichon urbica), with a few errors! For example, the body is too long and underwing pattern wrong: I've seen worse! 22 May 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Kyrgyzstan 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 2018 Tick Kyrgyz Express Post
Australia Silo Art: 4 stamps with two featuring small images of New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) and Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 353. This issue is described in more detail here. 21 May 2018 Tick Australia Post.
Namibia Francolins of Namibia: 5 stamps featuring Swainson's Francolin (Pternistis swainsonii), Orange River Francolin (Scleroptila gutturalis), Red-billed Francolin (Pternistis adspersus), Coqui Francolin (Peliperdix coqui) and Crested Francolin (Francolinus sephaena). 18 May 2018 Tick NamPost
Marshall Is. Seabirds of the Pacific sheetlet of 6 stamps featuring White Tern (Gygis alba), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) and Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres). 17 May 2018 Tick IGPC
Luxembourg 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
China 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
Cook Is. Birdpex Rare Birds: 2 stamps featuring Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris) {source} and Tropical Shearwater (Puffinus bailloni) {source}. 4 May 2018 Tick Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
Aitutaki Birdpex Rare Birds: 2 stamps featuring Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) and Juan Fernandez Petrel (Pterodroma externa). 4 May 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
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). 4 May 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
Tonga Birdpex Rare Birds: 2 stamps both featuring Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt). 3 May 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
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). 3 May 2018 Thumb down Confirmation email from Philatelic Collector Inc.
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Toledo - a continuation of this series. This one features Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa). 3 May 2018 Thumb down Spanish Post
Belarus 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 Tick Belpost
Macedonia 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 Tick Europa Stamps.
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
Gambia Birds of the Gambia: 7 stamps featuring African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis), Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax), Black Kite (Milvus migrans) and Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis).
23 April 2018 Tick IGPC
Nevis Swans: 2 souvenir sheets with 6 stamps featuring Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus), Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba), Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melanocorypha), Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator), Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and Black Swan (Cygnus atratus). 23 April 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Falkland Is. Penguins, Predators and Prey part 5: 4 stamps 2 of which feature Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 18 April 2018 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Great Britain The Programme for 2018 includes "Reintroduced Species" with no further details. A sample of the set has been published by Commonwealth Stamps Opinion, featuring an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
Update: Images for this set have been published, and Royal Mail has updated its page. Sadly, Osprey is the only bird.
Update: However, the literature included with the Presentation Pack includes images of Great Bustard (Otis tarda) and Common Crane (Grus grus).
17 April 2018 Tick Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
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
Uzbekistan 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 Tick Philinfo French Post.
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: León - a continuation of this series, this one features a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
Update: A correspondent has informed me that this stamp is due to be issued in April.
2 April 2018 Tick Spanish Post
Moldova Fauna of the Princely Forest Nature Reserve: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet with 3 birds - Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) and Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius). 29 March 2018 Tick Moldova Post
Estonia Bird of the Year: Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). 29 March 2018 Tick Estonia Post
Uzbekistan 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
Belarus The Programme for 2018 includes the bird of the year: European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis).
Update: Belpost has published an image of the stamp.
27 March 2018 Tick Belpost
Gambia Birds of the Gambia: 7 stamps featuring Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath), Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), 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).
Update: The Flamingo stamp design is based on this photograph taken by Hillary Kladke, presumably in a zoo. The birds look more like P. ruber than P. roseus, the name on the stamp.
27 March 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Australia Finches of Australia: 4 stamps featuring Blue-faced Parrotfinch (Erythrura trichroa), Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii), Star Finch (Neochmia ruficauda) and Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 352. 16 March 2018 Tick Australia Post.
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 2018 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
United Nations Endangered Species: 3 sets of 4 stamps with one set featuring Red-crested Turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus). Details appeared in UNPA's "Fascination Philatelic Bulletin No. 125" 2 March 2018 Thumb down UNPA
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
Belarus Nature Reserves: 2 stamps featuring Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). 1 March 2018 Tick Belarus Post
Switzerland The First Part of the Programme for 2018 includes Animals of the Forest, 4 stamps with one featuring Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). The image is taken from Swiss Post's Focus on Stamps 01/2018 (PDF, 10.6 MB). 1 March 2018 Thumb down Swiss Post
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
Finland The Programme for 2018 includes a WWF issue of 3 stamps with Arctic animals that include Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). Linns published an image of the Snowy Owl stamp 28 February 2018 Tick Finland Post and Linns
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
Malaysia Rivers of Malaysia (Preview on Facebook): 2 stamps and a souvenir sheet which features Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros). 27 February 2018 Thumb down Phila Mirror and PosMalaysia's Facebook
Portugal The Tagus River: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta). I have closely examined the cloud of birds in the background, but the image does not zoom well, and there do not seem to be any identifiable species. 26 February 2018 Tick Portugal PTT
Faroe Is. The issuing programme for 2018 includes 2 stamps to illustrate "seabird fowling", which involves catching cliff-nesting seabirds with a net on a long pole. The birds all appear to be Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). 26 February 2018 Thumb down Faroes Post
Uzbekistan 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
Cuba Birds in Danger of Extinction: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis), Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix), Takahe (Porphyrio mantelli), Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)(Despite the name on the stamp!), {source}, Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus), Great Curassow (Crax rubra) and Giant Kingbird (Tyrannus cubensis). This image gives the date. 20 February 2018 Thumb down Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps
Norway Bouvet island: 2 stamps, one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). 16 February 2018 Thumb down Posten
Latvia Latvian Natural History Museum's unique exhibits - plaster: single featuring a logo which has White Wagtail (Motacilla alba). 16 February 2018 Thumb down Latvia Post
SPM Concours de l'arche : Le Pic Maculé: single featuring Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius). The image is taken from Philinfo for February 2018. 14 February 2018 Tick Philinfo French 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
Kosovo Birds of Kosovo: sheetlet with 5 stamps featuring Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) and Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus). 31 January 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Belgium Belgium Post has published its 2018 Programme in PDF format. I have extracted this image showing a new definitive by Buzin featuring Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina). 29 January 2018 Tick Belgian Post via a correspondent
Guyana Birds of Guyana: Three stamps featuring Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) and Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari). A second sheetlet has 4 stamps featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). 24 January 2018 Tick IGPC
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
Colombia Endemic Birds of Colombia: sheet with 12 stamps featuring
White-mantled Barbet (Capito hypoleucus), {source},
Brown-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura calliptera),
San Andres Vireo (Vireo caribaeus), {source},
Santa Marta Parakeet (Pyrrhura viridicata),
Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta), {source},
Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephalus), {source},
Perija Metaltail (Metallura iracunda), {source},
Parker's Antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri), {source},
Black-backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron dorsale), {source (similar)},
Sooty-capped Puffbird (Nystactes noanamae),
Yellow-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes flaviceps) {source} and
Glittering Starfrontlet (Coeligena orina), {source}.
Update: Unfortunately, the designer has used the wrong image to illustrate the Santa Marta Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus melanogenys), and has chosen one that looks most like the equally endemic Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta). Also, the designer has used the wrong image to illustrate the Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys), and has chosen one that looks most like the almost endemic Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephalus).
Update: I have found several photographs on which some of the stamps are based. I found the image used for the "Perija Metaltail" by searching for images of "Metallura iracunda female", but the photograph did not identify the bird as Metallura iracunda. However, the same image appears in ProAves' Flicker files. Considering the Tanager errors, it may be that the photograph does not actually show a Perija Metaltail.
Update: I have consulted an ornithologist based in Colombia who has suggested that the photograph could be of a young female Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina), which is not endemic. However, he confirms that other photographs in ProAves's Flickr files seem to be correct. I checked with ProAves, but had no response.
23 January 2018 Tick 4-72: Colombia Post
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
Peru Fauna in Danger of Extinction: 2 stamps that were dropped from the 2017 programme because the names were swapped. So now we can collect the correctly labelled Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis). 19 January 2018 Tick Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2018
SPM Oiseaux - Paruline à couronne rousse: single featuring Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum). 17 January 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Russia Fauna of Russia. Woodpeckers: 4 stamps featuring Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). 16 January 2018 Tick Marka
Peru International Year of Sustainable Tourism: 2 stamps featuring Green-and-white Hummingbird (Amazilia viridicauda) and Masked Fruiteater (Pipreola pulchra). 15 January 2018 Tick Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2018
Romania Cranes of the World: 4 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Brolga (Grus rubicunda), Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo), Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus) and Black Crowned-Crane (Balearica pavonina). Here's a direct link to the image of this issue. 12 January 2018 Tick Romania Post
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
Belarus Chicks: 4 stamps featuring Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). 3 January 2018 Tick Belarus Post
Surinam Owls: 12 stamps listed as featuring
African Long-eared Owl (Asio abyssinicus), {source},
Akun Eagle-Owl (Bubo leucostictus), {source},
Albertine Owlet (Glaucidium albertinum), {source},
African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense), {source},
Amazonian Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium hardyi), {source},
Andaman Boobook (Ninox affinis), {source},
Andaman Scops-owl (Otus balli), {source}, {photo},
African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis),
Sri Lanka Bay-owl (Phodilus assimilis), {source},
Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius), {source},
Congo Bay-owl (Phodilus prigoginei), {source} and
African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii).
Only Glaucidium hardyi is listed as occurring in Surinam. I am content that there are no errors in this issue.
Update: This issue has appeared on Suriname Stamps
3 January 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps and Suriname Stamps
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
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