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: Marshall Is., PNG, Malawi updated, Azores, Togo, Sierra Leone updated, Slovenia updated, Bosnia Herzegovina (Rep Srpska)
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Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Australia Endangered Wildlife: 7 stamps with the one featuring Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster). ?? June 2016 Reminder Chris de Haer's Australian Stamp Blog.
Belgium A correspondent has sent me a large file which has images of the stamps due to be issued by Belgium in 2016. I have extracted this image showing stamps by Buzin featuring Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) and Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). A new Zwin Nature Centre is due to open in Spring 2016. 13 June 2016 Reminder Belgian Post via a correspondent
Australia Nostalgic Fruit Labels: 4 stamps with the one for L H Kile having a small image of a "Robin". The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 340. 7 June 2016 Thumb down Australia Post.
USA National Parks: 16 stamps with 1 featuring Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). Here's more information about the Heron stamp. 2 June 2016 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club and USPS Stamps
Link to PA added 20 May 2016
Birds: 5 stamps featuring Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus), Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia), Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). The image is taken from Bulletin 110 for March, 2016. 27 May 2016 Reminder Slovenia Post
Image added 24 May 2016
Malawi Post Office Philatelic Bureau has published its Programme for 2016 on its Facebook and it includes "Indigenous Birds of Malawi", a mini-sheet of 6 stamps featuring House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), African Emerald Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus), Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus), Klaas' Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas), Blue-breasted Cordonbleu (Uraeginthus angolensis) and Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata). There is also a souvenir sheet with the same image of the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus). Another souvenir sheet has the same image of the Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata). Another souvenir sheet has Boehm's Bee-eater (Merops boehmi). Another souvenir sheet has a different image of a Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus). Another souvenir sheet has Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris). Another souvenir sheet has a different image of a Klaas' Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas). Another souvenir sheet has African Yellow White-eye (Zosterops senegalensis).
The same Facebook has images of a paper weight and a desk pen holder each featuring a low face value stamp neither of which seem to be part of the main issue.
27 May 2016 Reminder Malawi PA's Facebook
TAAF Albatros: souvenir sheet featuring 6 species of Albatross: Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), Amsterdam Albatross (Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis), Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos), Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) and Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta). Here's a better view of the item. The image was taken from Philinfo for May 2016. 21 May 2016 Reminder Philinfo French Post.
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus), Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides), White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis) and Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis). The souvenir sheet has possible Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus), though it looks more like European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), and Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) despite the name on the stamp. The source photograph for the bottom bird may be found towards the bottom of this page.
20 May 2016 Reminder Stamperija
Papua New Guinea
Commemorative Coins & Notes: 4 stamps with the 3.30K featuring the silhouette of a Cassowary which is probably Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus). 19 May 2016 Thumb down Post PNG
TAAF Crozet les gorfous sauteurs: single featuring Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) including a stamp from 1956. The image was taken from Philinfo for May 2016. 19 May 2016 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
France The Passion of the stamp - 2016 89th Congress Paris Museum of Natural History single with Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber). 19 May 2016 Thumb down Wiki timbres
Bosnia Herzegovina (Rep Srpska)
European Nature Protection: 2 stamps with one featuring Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). 16 May 2016 Reminder PosteSrpske
Azores - Certified by Nature: 4 stamps with one for bird-watching featuring Azores Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula murina). 16 May 2016 Thumb down Portugal's CTT
New Caledonia Marriage: single with stylised but recognisable Horned Parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus). The image was taken from Philinfo for May 2016. 13 May 2016 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Image added 14 May 2016
The list of stamps to be issued includes a joint issue with Azerbaijan featuring rare birds (eagles). Images of the stamps show that they are Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis). The latter is not listed as occuring in Belarus.
Update: Image
12 May 2016 Thumb down Belarus Post and Natural Science Stamps.
Image added 14 May 2016
Belarus Post has announced a joint issue with Azerbaijan featuring rare birds (eagles). Images of the stamps show that they are Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis). Both species have appeared on earlier Azerbaijani stamps.
Update: Image
12 May 2016 Thumb down Belarus Post and Natural Science Stamps.
Serbia Fauna: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) and Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). 27 April 2016 Reminder Correspondent
Faroe Is. Norden: Nordic Cuisine - single stamp featuring traditional Faroese specialities. Hanging with other food items are 2 or more presumed Common Murre (Uria aalge). 26 April 2016 Thumb down Faroes Post
Japan G7 Ise-Shima Summit 2016: sheet with 10 stamps - one has Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus). 26 April 2016 Thumb down Japan Post
History of Postal Industry and Honduras Post: 6 stamps, with some featuring a logo which has Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). 26 April 2016 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Extra item added 14 May 2016
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus), White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) and African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). The souvenir sheet has Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).
Update: I overlooked the dogs souvenir sheet has a painting by Herbert William Weekes "A bone of contention" with a bird that looks like European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris).
21 April 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. 250th Anniversary of the birth of Alexander Wilson has 4 stamps featuring some of his artwork. Species included seem to be Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana), Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus), Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris), Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (male and female), Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea), Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorus), Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) and Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus). The souvenir sheet has Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) (male and female), Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) (male and female) and Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri).
The two birds on the stamp with the Ruffed Grouse, labelled as "Blue Mountain Warbler" are unidentifiable. Examples of these images and others by AW can be found with this search
20 April 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Marshall Is.
Great Seals of the United States: 4 series each of 10 stamps. Presumably a 5th set will be issued. A few seals have Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). 4 April 2016 Thumb down Unicover
Sierra Leone
Extra items added 20 May 2016
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. Water Birds has 4 stamps featuring Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides), Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica), White-tufted Grebe (Rollandia rolland) and Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus). The souvenir sheet has Baikal Teal (Anas formosa).
Update: More on Facebook, World of Birds, including Kingfishers which has 4 stamps featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala), White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) and Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus rufidorsa). The souvenir sheet has Yellow-billed Kingfisher (Syma torotoro).
Penguins which has 4 stamps featuring Fiordland Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) despite the name on the stamp, Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) and Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus). The souvenir sheet has Fiordland Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus) and Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae).
Terns which has 4 stamps featuring Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus), Black Tern (Chlidonias niger), Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) and Common Tern (Sterna hirundo). The souvenir sheet has Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii) and Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata).
25 March 2016 Reminder Stamperija
Namibia The Programme for 2016 includes Whydas of Namibia with 3 stamps featuring Shaft-tailed Whydah (Vidua regia), Eastern Paradise-Whydah (Vidua paradisaea) and Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura). 18 March 2016 Reminder NamPost
Marshall Is. Wildlife: 10 stamps with 2 featuring a Megapode and a Dove. The colours are not realistic. 10 March 2016 Thumb down Unicover
Finland Wings of thoughts - single featuring a flying gull which may be unidentifiable. 26 February 2016 Thumb down Finland Post
Grey Crowned Crane: 4 stamps with 3 featuring Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). The fourth stamp embarrassingly has Black Crowned-Crane (Balearica pavonina)! The souvenir sheet correctly has the intended species. 20 February 2016 Thumb down IGPC
Austria Clever Animals: booklet with 8 stamps with two featuring Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) and New Caledonian Crow (Corvus moneduloides). The source photographs are: Dove and Crow. If the Dove photo does not appear, a direct link to the picture is here. It was taken by Andrey Shupil from Kazakhstan. He has taken many photos of this species. 5 February 2016 Thumb down Correspondent and Austria Post
Andorra (French Post) Euro Coinage: 2 stamps with one featuring this coin, which seems to have a small image of a Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). The issue was announced in Phil'info for January, 2016. 5 January 2016 Thumb down Philinfo French Post and Delcampe
Ecuador To commemorate Expoafe 150 Años held in Quito from 29 September 2015 to 2 October 2015, Ecuador issued a sheet of 25 stamps showing stamps from the participating countries. The one for Guatemala has a stamp featuring Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) and the one for Peru has a stamp featuring Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana). ?? September 2015 Thumb down Delcampe
Trinidad and Tobago 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Trinidad and China: 4 stamps with 2 featuring probable Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) and Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber).
Update: I was beginning to wonder if this was ever issued, but sales on Ebay imply that it was: presentation folder.
20 June 2014 Thumb down Delcampe and Ebay
France Treasures of Philately: a souvenir sheet of 5 stamps featuring a stamp issued in 1947 with an unidentifiable gull. 16 June 2014 Thumb down French Post
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26 May 2016
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