New bird stamps found on the web

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: Argentina updated, Isle of Man, Curaçao updated, Guinea updated, Guyana updated, Antigua, Micronesia, Guyana
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Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Birds: 5 stamps featuring Eurasian Crag-martin (Hirundo rupestris), Common Merganser (Mergus merganser), Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni), Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) and Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris). The issue was announced in the programme for 2014. 30 May 2014 Reminder Slovenia Post and a correspondent
Latvia The Programme for 2014 lists "The Birds": 2 stamps. 16 May 2014 Reminder Latvia Post
Date confirmed 25 March 2014
The programme for 2014 lists a fauna issue of a single stamp featuring Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola). 16 May 2014 Reminder Magazine from Austria Post
Belarus Biotopes of Belarus: Bogs - a souvenir sheet with 2 stamps. One features Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix). 14 May 2014 Reminder Belarus Post
Definitives: 20 stamps with 8 birds which are probably Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus), Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), Purple Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes caeruleus), Black Curassow (Crax alector), Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala), Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola) and Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja). May 2014 Reminder Delcampe
Souvenir sheet added 11 April 2014
Animals of South America: souvenir sheet with 4 stamps, 2 of which feature Black Curassow (Crax alector) and Grey-winged Trumpeter (Psophia crepitans).
Update: there is a souvenir sheet with Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco).
May 2014 Reminder Delcampe and Commonwealth Stamps blog
Parrots: single additional to the series started in 2013 featuring a very green bird whose name I cannot read. I wonder when the $200 stamp will appear! May 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
Seabirds: 8 stamps featuring Black Tern (Chlidonias niger), Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus), Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Mew Gull (Larus canus), White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus), Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) and probable Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus). May 2014 Reminder Delcampe
Aruba The Programme for 2014 lists "Paradise Birds", 10 stamps but with no further details. 24 April 2014 Thumb down Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Link to IGPC added 4 April 2014
The Montserrat Philatelic Bureau has announced a Hummingbirds issue featuring Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia), Ecuadorian Piedtail (Phlogophilus hemileucurus), Olivaceous Thornbill (Chalcostigma olivaceum), White-bellied Emerald (Amazilia candida), Chestnut-breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii) and Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata). This issue has appeared on the IGPC website. 22 April 2014 Thumb down Montserrat Philatelic Bureau and IGPC
Isle of Man
Battle of Clontarf Millennium: 6 stamps, with at least one having a stylised Common Raven (Corvus corax). 15 April 2014 Thumb down Isle of Man Post
Great Britain
Buckingham Palace: 6 main stamps, one of which features a painting of the palace by Joseph Nash and includes small images of Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and Black Swan (Cygnus atratus). Here's a more detailed account of this issue. 15 April 2014 Thumb down Royal Mail and Norvic Philatelics
Date corrected 20 April 2014
Iguazu Falls - souvenir sheet with 4 stamps, one featuring Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco). This FDC gives the date. 14 April 2014 Thumb down Argentina Post and Delcampe
Link to PA added 6 April 2014
Red Book of Lithuania: 2 stamps, featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum). Lithuania Post has published an image of this pair. 5 April 2014 Tick Lithuania Post
Date confirmed 25 March 2014
The Programme for 2014 lists Songbirds: a booklet of 10 stamps, listed as Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides), Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana), Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris), Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) and White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis). USPS has published this image of the set. 5 April 2014 Reminder Stamp News Now and USPS
WWF: 4 stamps featuring Darter (Anhinga melanogaster). 2 April 2014 Thumb down IGPC
Link to IGPC added 4 April 2014
Sunbirds of Africa: 4 stamps possibly featuring Scarlet-tufted Sunbird (Anthreptes fraseri), Anchieta's Sunbird (Anthreptes anchietae), Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris) and Eastern Olive-Sunbird (Cyanomitra olivacea). The souvenir sheet has Nile Valley Sunbird (Anthreptes metallicus). This issue has appeared on the IGPC website. The image of Anchieta's Sunbird is based on this photograph, taken in Dzalanyama, Malawi. April 2014 Reminder Delcampe and IGPC
The programme for 2014 lists a Polish birds issue of 1 stamp in a souvenir sheet but with no further details. April 2014 Reminder Polish Post
Owl added and date confirmed 1 April 2014
The latest edition of "Details" includes the next in the Baby Wildlife series, featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) and Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia). Here's an image of the bird stamps taken from "Details". 31 March 2014 Tick Canada Post
RAPAL - single stamp and a souvenir sheet. The sheet has a stamp with Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). These FDCs give the date. 25 March 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
Ducks: 4 stamps featuring Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) and Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca). 24 March 2014 Tick Romania Post
Image added 18 March 2014
The Programme for 2014 lists "Songbirds of the Greek Countryside" - 5 stamps. Here's the relevant page from the brochure which may be found on-line. The species shown are European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) and Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos).
An image of the stamps has appeared in this PDF file.
20 March 2014 Tick Greek Post and a correspondent
Estonia Bird of the Year: single featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). 20 March 2014 Reminder Estonia Post
Species and image added 15 April 2014
Eagle identified 16 April 2014
Birds of Prey, 6 stamps featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Ornate Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus), Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus) and Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). 14 March 2014 Reminder Notification from International Philatelic Agencies and Delcampe
Ivory Coast
Vulture added 5 April 2014
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis), Rosy Bee-eater (Merops malimbicus), Red-throated Bee-eater (Merops bulocki) and Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis). The souvenir sheet has Blue-headed Bee-eater (Merops muelleri).
Cuckoos has 4 stamps featuring Levaillant's Cuckoo (Clamator levaillantii), Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius), Klaas's Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas) and Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus). The souvenir sheet has African Emerald Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus).
Raptors has 4 stamps featuring African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus), Rueppell's Griffon (Gyps rueppellii), Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) and African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). The souvenir sheet has probable Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus), though the name on the stamp seems to be for the similar Australian Kite (Elanus axillaris) which is also known as Black-shouldered Kite.
Buffalos has 4 stamps with one having Oxpeckers on its back. The same animal seems to be in the border of the souvenir sheet. The image of the same Buffalo was used on a stamp issued for Guinea-Bissau in 2008 and I list the Oxpeckers as Yellow-billed, on range. The only Oxpecker listed for Ivory Coast is Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus), but the designer may have found a photograph with Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus). It would be useful to find the source photograph.
Update: Endangered Species has 4 stamps with one featuring White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus).
10 March 2014 Tick Stamperija
Flamingos: 4 stamps all featuring probable Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis). The souvenir sheet probably has the same species. 10 March 2014 Thumb down IGPC
Switzerland The Programme for 2014 lists an issue of 3 stamps commemorating 100 years of the Swiss National Park, with one featuring an eagle in flight which is presumably a Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 6 March 2014 Thumb down Swiss Post
Hungary Animal Cubs: 12 stamps with one featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus). 4 March 2014 Thumb down Hungary Post
A new series has appeared on Delcampe. Birds in the Netherlands consists of 8 sheets of 3 stamps, where each stamp has 2 species, making 48 species in total. This is a limited issue of 2000 packages which consist of the 8 sheets and postcards for 45 euros, though the face value of the stamps is only 15 euros. All of the species have appeared on previous Dutch issues. March 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
Pitcairn Is. Albatross - sheetlet with 3 stamps featuring Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) and Buller's Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri). 27 February 2014 Tick Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau
AAT Centenary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition - the last of a 4-year issue has 5 stamps with one having Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The stamp image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 326. 18 February 2014 Thumb down Australia Post
Mongolia Flowers - 5 stamps with one having a small image of a possible Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus). 15 February 2014 Thumb down Mongolian stamps
Brazil FIFA World Cup - Brazil 2014: 12 stamps representing each of the host cities. The one for Manaus has Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloroptera) perched on a goal post. 21 January 2014 Thumb down Brazil Post.
New Caledonia New Banknotes: 4 stamps with one of the banknotes featuring presumed Horned Parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus) and Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2014. 21 January 2014 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Grenada Animals of China: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon) and Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus). 20 January 2014 Thumb down Delcampe and IGPC
TAAF Buffon's Illustrations of Southern Seabirds: 4 stamps featuring Cape Petrel (Daption capense), Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides), King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) and Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). 2 January 2014 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
State of Palestine: sheet of 5 stamps, one of which features Palestine Sunbird (Cinnyris oseus). January 2014 Thumb down Ebay
Parrots of the World: 4 stamps and a miniature sheet with Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus), Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory), Sun Parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) and Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus). ???? 2014 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Sierra Leone Birds of Africa: sheetlet with 4 stamps, featuring Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii), White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides), Burchell's Glossy-starling (Lamprotornis australis) and Crimson-breasted Gonolek (Laniarius atrococcineus). The souvenir sheet has Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata). 23 December 2013 Thumb down Delcampe and IGPC
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Climate Change has 4 stamps featuring no birds The souvenir sheet has Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua). 20 December 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Kenya 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations with China: souvenir sheet with Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 20 December 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Aruba Forest Animals: 8 stamps with 2 featuring Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) and Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus). 16 December 2013 Thumb down International Philatelic Agencies
Japan 60th Anniversary Series Kagoshima Local Autonomy Law Enforcement: sheet of 5 stamps with one featuring White-naped Crane (Grus vipio). 13 December 2013 Thumb down Japan Post
São Tomé e Príncipe
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring what is listed as African Grass-Owl (Tyto capensis) but is probably not, Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus), Sokoke Scops-owl (Otus ireneae) and White-browed Hawk-owl (Ninox superciliaris). The souvenir sheet features Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus). 10 December 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus), Barred Owl (Strix varia), Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) and Western Screech-owl (Megascops kennicottii). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
5 December 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Costa Rica
Surtax for City Children: 4 stamps with one featuring Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus). A correspondent sent me a better image. I'm not sure if these stamps can be used to pay for postage or if they are bought to raise money for charity. 2 December 2013 Reminder Costa Rica Post and a correspondent
Hummingbird identified 11 April 2014
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds has 3 stamps featuring Wilson's Bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus respublica), Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) and Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex). The souvenir sheet has 5 birds on the stamp, and from those in the border, I guess that these include Bali Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi), Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis), Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Iiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) and Gorgeted Puffleg (Eriocnemis isabellae). 30 November 2013 Tick Stamperija
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Famous from G-B has 9 stamps with one featuring gulls which will be an interesting identification challenge!
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio), Mountain Scops-Owl (Otus spilocephalus), Greater Sooty-Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) and Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata). The souvenir sheet has Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
18 November 2013 Reminder Stamperija
Bee-eater identity corrected 27 March 2014
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. The world in stamps has 4 stamps featuring various WWF stamps but has no birds. The souvenir sheet has a Palestinian stamp with Macqueen's Bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii).
Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus), Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus), Blue-headed Bee-eater (Merops muelleri) and Rosy Bee-eater (Merops malimbicus).
Update: The bird labelled "Merops gularis" is taken from a photograph of a "Blue-headed Bee-eater" taken in Ghana. This species is not listed for Togo. The souvenir sheet has Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus).
Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis), African Pygmy-Kingfisher (Ispidina picta), Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus) and Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala). The souvenir sheet has Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata).
Update: Doves and Pigeons has 4 stamps featuring Bruce's Green-Pigeon (Treron waalia), Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis), African Green-Pigeon (Treron calva) and Blue-headed Wood-dove (Turtur brehmeri). The souvenir sheet has European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur).
15 November 2013 Tick Stamperija
Sweden Christmas 2013: 4 stamps with one featuring slightly stylised Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). 14 November 2013 Thumb down Correspondent sent a scan
Chad Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Scouts, Birds and Mushrooms has 2 stamps with one featuring Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus). The 2 stamps are reproduced in other formats. ???? 2013 Tick Stamperija
Domestic Animals: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala). ???? 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
France UNESCO: single featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 12 November 2013 Thumb down
France Between heaven and earth: a new "collector" series. The issue for the western Pyrenees has one of its 6 stamps featuring Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). 25 October 2013 Reminder France Post
Scops owl identified 22 March 2014
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica), White-fronted Scops-owl (Otus sagittatus), Hume's Owl (Strix butleri) and Madagascar Red Owl (Tyto soumagnei). The souvenir sheet has Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). 25 September 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Sierra Leone
Lovebirds added 20 March 2014
Parrots of Africa: 4 stamps, featuring Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus), Meyer's Parrot (Poicephalus meyeri) and Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus). The souvenir sheet has Red-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi).
Update: Another issue with Lovebirds has appeared, featuring Grey-headed Lovebird (Agapornis canus), Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), Yellow-collared Lovebird (Agapornis personatus) and Fischer's Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri). The souvenir sheet has Lilian's Lovebird (Agapornis lilianae).
This issue attracted some pertinent comments on the Commonwealth Stamps blog.
17 September 2013 Reminder IGPC and Commonwealth Stamps blog
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica), Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa), Pileated Parrot (Pionopsitta pileata) and Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory). The souvenir sheet has Yellow-billed Parrot (Amazona collaria). 30 August 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
World Philatelic Exhibition in Thailand: 6 stamps featuring Siamese Fireback (Lophura diardi), Grey Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum), Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor) and Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). The souvenir sheet has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 17 July 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Korea (N) Arctic and Antarctic animals: booklet with 2 stamps, one featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), curiously labelled "Aptenodytes excelsior", which seems to be an alternative name for "Aptenodytes forsteri". However, I think the head and neck pattern more closely resembles that of the King Penguin. 7 July 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija lists an issue for Scouting which has 4 stamps with one featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). 24 June 2013 Reminder Stamperija
Jigong Mountains: miniature sheet with Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). There's a better image here. 1 May 2013 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Cuba World Philatelic Exhibition in Australia: 6 stamps and souvenir sheet, all featuring stylised Australian fauna. One stamp has a parrot, while another has Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae). There's another image on Delcampe. 10 April 2013 Thumb down Radio Rebelde and Delcampe
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 Reminder Philinfo French Post.
Honduras Blanca Jeannette Kawas national park: 6 stamps with one having Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). 8 February 2013 Reminder Theme Birds on Stamps.
Kenya United Nations Environmental Programme: 3 sets of 3 stamps. Part 2 includes one stamp for CITES which has various examples of protected species in the images making up the letters "CITES". There seems to be a Cockatoo and Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis). A closer examination may reveal other birds and the identity of the Cockatoo. 22 June 2012 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Chad Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds has 2 stamps featuring Orange Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus) and Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus). The 2 stamps are reproduced in other formats. ???? 2012 Reminder Stamperija
Congo (Kinshasa) 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 Reminder Delcampe
Paraguay Myths and Legends: the souvenir sheet of this issue has a bird that may be identifiable. A correspondent has suggested that the bird could be a Strange-tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus risora). 7 June 2012 Reminder Philatelic Club of Guayaquil and Bombay Stamps
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20 April 2014
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