This page is for listing stamps I am aware of and may need. Some are found on official sites, while others are listed on dealers' sites.
If you know of new bird stamps not listed here, please let me know!
Latest additions: Austria, Austria, Moldova, Cyprus, Nepal, Taiwan, Cape Verde, Congo (Kinshasa)
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||New England Coastal Lighthouses: 5 stamps with the one for Point Judith, Rhode Island, having a gull in flight which may be identifiable.||13 July 2013||Virtual Stamp Club|
||Owls of Taiwan. This is the third issue in the series and consists of 4 stamps. The species are confirmed as Australasian Grass-Owl (Tyto longimembris), Collared Scops-Owl (Otus lettia), Elegant Scops-owl (Otus elegans) and Tawny Fish-Owl (Ketupa flavipes).||26 June 2013||Chunghwa Post|
|South Africa||The programme for 2013 lists "South African Bird series: Birds in flight". Presumably the usual strip of 5 stamps, but no further details.
Update: the latest issue of SA Post's Setempe magazine announces the issue as "Flight of the Fish Eagle".
|14 June 2013||StampLand and a correspondent in SA.|
|Latvia||The programme for 2013 lists "Latvian Birds" (Translated by Google). Two stamps, but no further details.||7 June 2013||Correspondent and Latvia Post|
|Cocos (Keeling) Islands||50 years of stamps: 5 stamps with one featuring Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 322.||4 June 2013||Australia Post|
|Vietnam||The programme for 2013 lists "Birds in Xuan Thuy national park". Four stamps and a souvenir sheet, but no further details.||1 June 2013||Vietnam Stamps|
||Stamp issuing plan for 2013 lists "Zoos in Belarus" consisting of 4 stamps. One has Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus).||June 2013||Belpost and a correspondent|
||Rare wild animals and plants - the third Collection: Sheet with 10 stamps of 5 designs. One has a female Ryukyu Robin (Erithacus komadori).||23 May 2013||Japan Post|
||Congratulations Stamps: 4 with stylised Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).||22 May 2013||Chunghwa Post|
||Chisinau Zoo: 3 stamps with one featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||18 May 2013||Moldova Post|
||The penguins of T.A.A.F. as seen by ATG (association du timbre gravé): a large souvenir sheet featuring penguins with a single stamp which has a small image of a possible Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). The image is taken from Philinfo for March 2013.||17 May 2013||Philinfo French Post.|
||Antwerp Zoo: booklet of 10 stamps with two featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca) and King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus).||13 May 2013||Correspondent|
||The programme for 2013 lists a special issue featuring Wonders of Malaysian Forests. Some of these have recently appeared early on Delcampe. There are at least 3 sheets, each with 5 stamps. Two of the sheets feature birds. The sheet for Royal Belum has Gould's Frogmouth (Batrachostomus stellatus) and Helmeted Hornbill (Buceros vigil). The sheet for Taman Negara has Malayan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense). Full details of this issue.||11 May 2013||PosMalaysia and Delcampe|
|Australia||Pardalotes: 4 stamps featuring Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus), Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus), Red-browed Pardalote (Pardalotus rubricatus) and Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 322.||11 May 2013||Australia Post|
|Switzerland||The programme for 2013 lists a special stamp featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). An image of the stamp has appeared in Swiss Post's online magazine, Focus on Stamps.||7 May 2013||Correspondent and Swiss Post|
||A few more issues have appeared in the Collector series. The booklet for Regional Park of Port-Cros, with 10 stamps has two featuring probable Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster).||6 May 2013||French Post.|
|Netherlands||The series continues with stamps 54 and 55 featuring Great Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) and Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus).||4 May 2013||Correspondent in the Netherlands|
||Europa 2013: 2 stamps. One has two specks that in my imagination could be a distant Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) with its sight set on a Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||2 May 2013||Europa Stamps|
|French Polynesia||The programme for 2013 lists fauna and flora, an issue of 3 stamps. A picture in a recent flyer I received shows that one of the stamps features Chestnut-breasted Munia (Lonchura castaneothorax).||26 April 2013||Philatelic Centre of French Polynesia|
|Canada||Adopt a Pet: 5 stamps with one featuring a parrot which I cannot immediately identify.||22 April 2013||Canada Post|
|Belarus||Vacations in the Countryside: souvenir sheet with a strange image that includes what looks like a Common Crane (Grus grus).||12 April 2013||Belpost|
|Poland||Polish Birds: souvenir sheet with Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).||12 April 2013||Poland Post|
|Aruba||Paper Money: 5 stamps with one featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) on a 50 Florin note.||5 April 2013||International Philatelic Agencies|
|TAAF||Booklet: 16 stamps with at least 4 stamps featuring penguins including Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae).||5 April 2013||Philinfo French Post.|
||Songbirds: a sheet of 20 self-adhesive stamps featuring Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), Great Tit (Parus major), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus), Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) and female Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs). Eight more are mostly hidden in the illustration.||2 April 2013||Austria Post|
|St. Maarten||Birds: 12 stamps featuring Plain-bellied Emerald (Amazilia leucogaster), Chestnut-tipped Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus derbianus), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Great Jacamar (Jacamerops aureus), Black-necked Aracari (Pteroglossus aracari), Racket-tailed Coquette (Discosura longicauda), Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor), Pearl Kite (Gampsonyx swainsonii), Grey-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis), Crimson Topaz (Topaza pella), Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus) and Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana). Although this set should have been issued on 12 December 2012, it was only recently released. Another set of 12 was scheduled for February 2013, and will be issued later this year.||April 2013||International Philatelic Agencies|
|Solomon Is.||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various
themes. The issue for
Birds of the Solomon Islands has 4 stamps featuring
Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus),
Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica),
Silver-capped Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus richardsii) and
Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus).
The souvenir sheet features
Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis). The Riflebird is endemic to Australia.
||15 March 2013||Stamperija|
|French Polynesia||Women's Day: two stamps with one having small images of birds that may be identifiable. The image is taken from Philinfo for March 2013.||8 March 2013||Philinfo French Post.|
|Niger||Stamperija has listed several new sets with the theme
Fauna of Niger II.
The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli), Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum), African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis) and Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis). The souvenir sheet features Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus), Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) on 3 stamps and Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus). Neither of the parrots is listed for Niger. The souvenir sheet also has Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus).
Sunbirds has 4 stamps featuring Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis), Pygmy Sunbird (Hedydipna platura), Beautiful Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchella) and Copper Sunbird (Cinnyris cupreus), though the birds on the last stamp need checking. The souvenir sheet features Splendid Sunbird (Cinnyris coccinigaster).
Herons has 4 stamps featuring Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) twice and Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath). One stamp has a bird labelled as Rufous-bellied Heron (Ardeola rufiventris). The image is actually derived from this image taken in the Philippines of a Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus). The souvenir sheet features Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).
|1 March 2013||Stamperija|
|Togo||Stamperija has listed several new sets on the theme
West African Fauna - I.
The issue for Eagles has 4 stamps featuring
Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis),
Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax),
Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus),
African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster) and
Brown Snake-Eagle (Circaetus cinereus).
The souvenir sheet has
Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) and
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus).
The issue for Flamingos has 4 stamps featuring various species of Flamingo. The only one listed for Togo is Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). The souvenir sheet has possible Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor) and probable Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis).
The issue for Hornbills has 4 stamps featuring African Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus), Black-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata), Piping Hornbill (Bycanistes fistulator) and Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna subcylindricus).. The souvenir sheet has Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus).
The issue for Indigo Birds has 4 stamps featuring Jambandu Indigobird (Vidua raricola), Cameroon Indigobird (Vidua camerunensis), Quailfinch Indigobird (Vidua nigeriae) and Baka Indigobird (Vidua larvaticola). The souvenir sheet has Pale-winged Indigobird (Vidua wilsoni).
Some of these need checking against source photographs.
|1 March 2013||Stamperija|
|Ecuador||Galapagos: 2 booklets with 8 stamps in each. At least 5 stamps feature birds: Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata), Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Woodpecker Finch (Camarhynchus pallidus), Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) and Galapagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis).||16 January 2013||Guayaquil Philatelic Club|
||Hummingbirds of the Caribbean: sheet with 4 stamps featuring Antillean Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis) and Long-billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris). A sheet of 2 stamps features Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus) and Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus).||???? 2013||Ebay|
||Visit Georgia: sheet with 12 stamps. The bottom right stamp has a photograph taken from this photograph which clearly shows a few Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra). I can also make out what I believe to be Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata). These "dots" are only really identifiable because of the source photograph: Mallard, Shoveler and Coots.||???? 2013||Delcampe|
||Stamperija has listed several sets on various themes. The issue for Birds and Flora - Caldeiras Set has 6 stamps with 3 featuring Fea's Petrel (Pterodroma feae), Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala) and Cape Verde Swamp-Warbler (Acrocephalus brevipennis). The stamps are dated 2011. The issue for Protected areas - Fauna - Flora - Santo Antao Set has 6 stamps with 2 featuring Fea's Petrel (Pterodroma feae) and Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo bannermani). The souvenir sheet also has Fea's Petrel (Pterodroma feae). The stamps are dated 2012.||???? 2012/3||Stamperija|
||Eminent Artists: 2 stamps, with one having 2 birds. On the right is one of the Eagle-Owls, and could be Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). I have not identified the other bird. This FDC gives the date.||31 December 2012||Delcampe|
|Congo (Kinshasa)||Scouts and Birds: 2 basic designs in various formats. One has Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus). The other claims to show the recently rediscovered endemic Congo Bay-owl (Phodilus prigoginei). However, there are few photographs of this very scarce species and the designer has chosen this photograph of a captive Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius).||???? 2012||Stampworld.de|
||Parrots: 4 stamps featuring Fischer's Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri), Black-cheeked Lovebird (Agapornis nigrigenis), Red-headed Lovebird (Agapornis pullarius) and Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri). A second sheet: 4 stamps featuring Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus), Meyer's Parrot (Poicephalus meyeri), Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) and Red-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi).||???? 2012||Delcampe|
|Chad||Birds of Prey - 6 stamps with 3 species: Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga), Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) and Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera).||???? 2012||Stampworld.de|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various
The issue for
130th Aniversary of Tadas Ivanauskas has 6 stamps featuring
Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo),
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor),
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis),
Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina),
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) and
Tawny Owl (Strix aluco).
The souvenir sheet has
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra).
The issue for 100th Aniversary of LPO has 6 stamps featuring Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata), Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), probable Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax) and Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus). The souvenir sheet has White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).
The issue for 100th Aniversary of Riga Zoo has 6 stamps with one featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
|30 October 2012||Stamperija|
|Paraguay||Myths and Legends: the souvenir sheet of this issue has a bird that may be identifiable.||7 June 2012||Philatelic Club of Guayaquil and Bombay Stamps|
||Vienna Opera Ball 2012: single with a "mechanical" Great Tit (Parus major).||16 February 2012||Austria Post|
||Stamperija has listed several overprinted issues which include a few bird stamps.||2006||Stamperija||
21 May 2013