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: Curaçao updated, Argentina, Guinea updated, Guyana updated, Antigua, Micronesia, Guyana, Grenada
|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||Slovenia Post and a correspondent|
|Latvia||The Programme for 2014 lists "The Birds": 2 stamps.||16 May 2014||Latvia Post|
||The programme for 2014 lists a fauna issue of a single stamp featuring Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola).||16 May 2014||Magazine from Austria Post|
|Belarus||Biotopes of Belarus: Bogs - a souvenir sheet with 2 stamps. One features Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix).||14 May 2014||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||Delcampe|
||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||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||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||Delcampe|
|Aruba||The Programme for 2014 lists "Paradise Birds", 10 stamps but with no further details.||24 April 2014||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies|
||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||Montserrat Philatelic Bureau and IGPC|
||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||Royal Mail and Norvic Philatelics|
||Iguazu Falls - souvenir sheet with 4 stamps, one featuring Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco).||25 March 2014||Argentina Post|
||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||Lithuania Post|
||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||Stamp News Now and USPS|
||WWF: 4 stamps featuring Darter (Anhinga melanogaster).||2 April 2014||IGPC|
||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||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||Polish Post|
||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||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||Delcampe|
||Ducks: 4 stamps featuring Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) and Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca).||24 March 2014||Romania Post|
||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||Greek Post and a correspondent|
|Estonia||Bird of the Year: single featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).||20 March 2014||Estonia Post|
||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||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies and Delcampe|
Stamperija has listed several new sets with
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||Stamperija|
||Flamingos: 4 stamps all featuring probable Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis). The souvenir sheet probably has the same species.||10 March 2014||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||Swiss Post|
|Hungary||Animal Cubs: 12 stamps with one featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus).||4 March 2014||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||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||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||Australia Post|
|Mongolia||Flowers - 5 stamps with one having a small image of a possible Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus).||15 February 2014||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||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||Philinfo French Post.|
|Grenada||Animals of China: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon) and Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus).||20 January 2014||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||Philinfo French Post.|
||State of Palestine: sheet of 5 stamps, one of which features Palestine Sunbird (Cinnyris oseus).||January 2014||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||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||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||Stamperija|
|Kenya||50 Years of Diplomatic Relations with China: souvenir sheet with Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||20 December 2013||Delcampe|
|Aruba||Forest Animals: 8 stamps with 2 featuring Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) and Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus).||16 December 2013||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||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||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||Stamperija|
||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||Costa Rica Post and a correspondent|
||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||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||Stamperija|
||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||Stamperija|
|Sweden||Christmas 2013: 4 stamps with one featuring slightly stylised Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula).||14 November 2013||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||Stamperija|
||Domestic Animals: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala).||???? 2013||Delcampe|
|France||UNESCO: single featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||12 November 2013||wikitimbres.fr|
|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||France Post|
||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||Stamperija|
||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||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||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||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||Delcampe|
|Guinea-Bissau||Stamperija lists an issue for Scouting which has 4 stamps with one featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).||24 June 2013||Stamperija|
||Jigong Mountains: miniature sheet with Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). There's a better image here.||1 May 2013||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||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||Philinfo French Post.|
|Honduras||Blanca Jeannette Kawas national park: 6 stamps with one having Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis).||8 February 2013||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||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||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||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||Philatelic Club of Guayaquil and Bombay Stamps||
16 April 2014