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: Belarus updated, France, TAAF updated, Hong Kong, Turkey, St. Kitts updated, Solomon Is., Mozambique, China, Romania
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Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Moldova The programme for 2015 includes "Birds of Moldova - 5 stamps", but with no further details. September 2015 Reminder Moldova Stamps
France
New
300th Anniversary of the French landing on the Island of Mauritius: single stamp which may also be issued by Mauritius featuring small images of Tropicbirds which may be Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) or possibly White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). 25 September 2015 Thumb down French Post
Czech Rep. European Owls: sheet with 4 stamps and 4 labels. The stamps feature Little Owl (Athene noctua), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) and Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). 2 September 2015 Reminder Correspondent in the Czech Republic
Belarus
New
Better image and Marsh Harrier added 31 August 2015
WWF: 4 stamps featuring Speckled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus). A better image of the stamp has appeared on the Natural Science Stamps blog which shows that the bird is probably a Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus). 1 September 2015 Reminder Belarus Post and Natural Science Stamps
France
New
Treasures of Philately: a souvenir sheet of 5 stamps featuring a stamp issued in 1949 with Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). A better image of the stamp has appeared on the Natural Science Stamps blog. 31 August 2015 Thumb down French Post and Natural Science Stamps
Aruba The Programme for 2015 lists "Birds (Ostriches)", 10 stamps but with no further details. 28 August 2015 Reminder Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
China
New
Mandarin duck: single featuring Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata). 20 August 2015 Reminder China Post
Romania
New
Water Birds - 4 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis), Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 19 August 2015 Reminder Romania Post
Russia
New
Date added 5 August 2015
150th anniversary of Leningrad Zoo: single stamp with a small image of probable Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus). A clearer image may reveal other birds in the background. Russia's issue plan (item 43) gives the proposed date. 14 August 2015 Thumb down Delcampe and Marka
Turkey
New
Handicrafts: set of 5 definitives with two featuring Great Tit (Parus major) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). Unfortunately, the Great Tits are next to a nest which is not typical of the species. 6 August 2015 Reminder Turkish Post
New Caledonia
Better image added 9 August 2015
50th Anniversary of SCO (Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie): sheetlet of 10 identical stamps featuring New Caledonian Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula goliatha). I usually ignore birds in the border, but this is an exceptional issue, so here goes: from the top right and continuing clockwise. Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana), New Caledonian Lorikeet (Charmosyna diadema), possible Green-backed White-eye (Zosterops xanthochrous), Cloven-feathered Dove (Drepanoptila holosericea), New Caledonian Crow (Corvus moneduloides), Red-throated Parrotfinch (Erythrura psittacea), New Caledonian Grassbird (Megalurulus mariei), New Caledonian Whistler (Pachycephala caledonica), probable New Caledonian Friarbird (Philemon diemenensis), Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus), Horned Parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus), possible Barred Honeyeater (Phylidonyris undulatus), New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar (Aegotheles savesi), Ouvea Horned Parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus uvaeensis), possible Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii), New Caledonian Parakeet (Cyanoramphus saissetti) and Tahiti Petrel (Pterodroma rostrata).
The image is taken from Philinfo for Summer 2015.
Update: A better image of the stamp has appeared on the Natural Science Stamps blog.
6 August 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post and Natural Science Stamps
Cook Is.
New
50 Year of Self Government: 51 stamps, most featuring earlier stamps. One has the 2005 stamp with Mangaia Kingfisher (Todirhamphus ruficollaris) and another has the 1992 stamp with Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae). Three others have stamps issued for Nature conservation days in 1976, 1977 and 1978 featuring coins which have Mangaia Kingfisher (Todirhamphus ruficollaris), Atiu Swiftlet (Aerodramus sawtelli) and Cook Islands Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus kerearako). Another has a 1992 Pacific Arts stamp with Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda). 5 August 2015 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Mozambique
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus), Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) and Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus). The souvenir sheet has Red-throated Bee-eater (Merops bulocki). Raptors has 4 stamps featuring White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus). The souvenir sheet has African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). 3 August 2015 Reminder Stamperija
Ghana
New
Singapore 2015: sheet of 3 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) x2, Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melanocorypha) and Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus).
3 August 2015 Thumb down IGPC
France Animals are Watching us: a booklet of 12 stamps with 6 featuring the eyes of Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti), possible Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus), Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) and Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). 31 July 2015 Thumb down Daily Philately Blog
Kiribati Singapore 2015 Philatelic Exhibition: the top 4 values of the 2008 set will be overprinted and in some cases surcharged. 17 July 2015 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Hong Kong
New
Children Stamps - Chinese and Foreign Folklore - 6 stamps with one featuring some swans of indeterminate species. Here's a better image of the set. 16 July 2015 Thumb down Hong Kong Stamps
TAAF
Better image and Black-browed Albatross added 31 August 2015
60 Years of TAAF: 3 stamps featuring Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), possible Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). 14 July 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Marshall Is. Winged Wonders: sheet of 15 stamps featuring old monochrome images of Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus), Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Tibetan Eared-pheasant (Crossoptilon harmani). Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Great Egret (Ardea alba), Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). 7 July 2015 Thumb down Unicover
Isle of Man 50th anniversary of the Curraghs Wildlife Park: 6 stamps, with two featuring Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) and Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita). 3 July 2015 Thumb down Isle of Man Post
Maldives
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Mission to Pluto has 4 stamps with one featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). 1 July 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
China Qiantang River tide: 3 stamps with one having small images of probable Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensi). 1 July 2015 Thumb down China Post
Bosnia Herzegovina Alice in Wonderland: single with a very pink flamingo. 1 July 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps and BH Post
Iran WWF: 4 stamps featuring Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus). 30 June 2015 Reminder Iran Post
Solomon Is.
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus), Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), probable European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) and Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus). The souvenir sheet has Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). 26 June 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Sierra Leone
More issues added 7 August 2015
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes.
Centenary of the Endurance Expedition has 4 stamps with one featuring small images of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The souvenir sheet has further images of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).
Update: More themes.
Singapore 2015 has 4 stamps all featuring Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) as does the souvenir sheet.
26 June 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
CAR
More issues added 7 August 2015
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Gulls has 4 stamps featuring probable Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) despite the name on the stamp, Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni), Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) and Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus). The souvenir sheet has Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii).
Ducks has 4 stamps featuring Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) x2 and Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis). The souvenir sheet has Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).
African Raptors has 4 stamps featuring Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus) and White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus). The souvenir sheet has African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).
Tropical Birds has 4 stamps featuring Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis), Tucuman Amazon (Amazona tucumana), Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicoloruss) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). The souvenir sheet has Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris).
Update: More themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). The souvenir sheet has Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus).
25 June 2015 Reminder Stamperija
Guinea Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps listed as featuring Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), possible Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) and Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus). The souvenir sheet has African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). 22 June 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Louis Pasteur has 4 stamps with one featuring a female Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).
Lighthouses has 4 stamps with one featuring Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans).
Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Banded Kingfisher (Lacedo pulchella), Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus rufidorsa), Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus) and Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquatus). The souvenir sheet has Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii).
Update: More themes.
Extinct Animals has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) and Upland Moa (Megalapteryx didinus). The souvenir sheet has Dodo (Raphus cucullatus). Owls with 4 stamps featuring Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius). The souvenir sheet has Tawny Owl (Strix aluco).
15 June 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Uzbekistan Rare animals of Uzbekistan - overprints of the set issued in 1993, with 2 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Eurasian Penduline-Tit (Remiz pendulinus). 15 June 2015 Thumb down Uzbekistan Post
Paraguay Centenary of Impacto: 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet which features probable Blue-fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva) and a yellow parrot which may be the same species. I'd never heard of JCI. 12 June 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Tunisia The Houbara Bustard and Arabian Horse Breeding: 2 stamps with one featuring Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata). 6 June 2015 Thumb down Tunisia Stamps.
USA Flannery O'Connor: single with feathers of Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 5 June 2015 Thumb down USPS Stamps
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Fauna of Africa has 4 stamps with one featuring Ostrich (Struthio camelus).
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) and Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). The souvenir sheet has Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens).
1 June 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
St. Kitts
Tropicbird added 29 August 2015
Hummingbirds of St. Kitts: sheet of 20 identical stamps featuring Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus) and presumed Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). The higher value souvenir sheet features only the Green-throated Carib. Information about the sheet, but with no image, has appeared on the IGPC website and gives the date, which is in a non-European format.
Update: Here is a better image of the stamp, which shows that the birds in flight may be Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus).
1 June 2015 Thumb down Delcampe and Commonwealth Stamps blog
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). The souvenir sheet has Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).
Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis), Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) and Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). The souvenir sheet has Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi).
Update: More themes, including Water Birds with 4 stamps featuring Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) and Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana).
26 May 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Tuvalu Birds of the South Pacific: sheetlet with 6 stamps featuring Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica), Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) and Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii). The souvenir sheet has Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). 25 May 2015 Thumb down Stamps of Tuvalu
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis) and Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca). The souvenir sheet has Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Collared Kingfisher (Todirhamphus chloris), despite the name on the stamp, Spotted Kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi), White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) and Rufous-collared Kingfisher (Actenoides concretus). The souvenir sheet has Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis).
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata), Barred Owl (Strix varia) and Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
25 May 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Solomon Is. Protected Species in Taiwan: sheet with 4 round stamps. One features Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica).
Update: Stamperija has announced this issue and more themes, including Singapore 2015 World Stamp Exhibition: sheet with 4 stamps. One features Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja).
24 May 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Dominican Rep. National Parks - 48 stamps with at least 2 stamps featuring birds: Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) and Black-crowned Palm-Tanager (Phaenicophilus palmarum). 22 May 2015 Thumb down Dominican Philately Today
TAAF Birds of TAAF sheetlet with 4 stamps featuring Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides), probable Hall's Giant Petrel (Macronectes halli), Cape Petrel (Daption capense) and Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica). The image is taken from Philinfo for May 2015. 21 May 2015 Reminder Philinfo French Post.
Serbia European Nature Protection: 2 stamps with one featuring a probable Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 20 May 2015 Reminder Postcards and stamps blog
Macedonia Cagebirds?: 2 stamps featuring European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), although the stamp is inscribed as "serinus canaria domestica", and Domestic Canary. The illustrations seem to be based on this image which I presume is taken from a book. Below the branch on which the canaries are perched, may be seen a partial image of a Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) while in the upper part of the stamp is a partial image of a Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea).
The presumed date was found on the Natural Science Stamps blog
23 April 2015 Reminder Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps.
Macedonia Pigeons: 4 stamps featuring Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus), Stock Dove (Columba oenas), Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and a domesicated Rock Pigeon.
The presumed date was found on the Natural Science Stamps blog
21 April 2015 Reminder Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps.
Marshall Is. Early European Navigators: 4 stamps with one having a Frigatebird in flight. 18 March 2015 Thumb down Unicover
Montenegro Fauna Flamingos: single featuring Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 12 March 2015 Reminder Montenegro Post
Marshall Is. Canoes: 4 stamps with one having some Boobies in flight. 10 March 2015 Thumb down Unicover
Nevis
Date added 16 August 2015
Pink Birds: sheet of 6 stamps featuring Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) {source}, Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) {source}, Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) {source}, Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) {source}, Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) {source} and Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). The souvenir sheet has Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) {source}. 2 March 2015 Thumb down IGPC
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Greyish Eagle-Owl (Bubo cinerascens), Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli), Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) and Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus). The souvenir sheet has Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis). 25 February 2015 Reminder Stamperija
Iraq Marshes of South Iraq: 2 stamps with one featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). The logo may be of interest but I could not find a larger image of it. 8 February 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Namibia Namib Sand Sea: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps. One has some flamingos in flight 6 February 2015 Reminder Namibia Post
Japan International Letter Writing Week: 4 stamps with one having stylised Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus). 9 October 2014 Thumb down New Issues of Japan
Australia Nostalgic advertisements - 5 stamps with 3 having stylised birds which could be Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) and Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 329. Here's the poster with the Swallow. 19 August 2014 Thumb down Australia Post.
Tristan da Cunha Augustus Earle: 4 stamps featuring paintings, one of which shows the island of Tristan da Cunha with a few birds in flight. Two seem to be Cape Petrel (Daption capense). 10 July 2014 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
New Zealand Legendary Landmarks: 18 stamps with one featuring Otorohanga having presumed North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli). 2 July 2014 Thumb down New Zealand Post
Cook Is. Tourism: 24 stamps issued in 2 parts. One of the higher value stamps features bird-watching with a pair of Frigatebirds in flight. The birds could be either Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel) or Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). 23 June 2014 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Trinidad and Tobago
Links to images on Ebay added 16 August 2015
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 and FDC.
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
Caribbean Netherlands Various: stamps featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) and Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). The sheet featuring silhouettes of Hummingbirds I will leave as unidentifiable because of the 3 species occurring on Sint-Eustatius only one is crested, so these could be either Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis) or Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus). Here is an item on the stamp issuing of this territory. ???? 2014 Thumb down Postbeeld
Papua New Guinea Personalisable stamps: 15 stamps, 8 of which feature Birds of Paradise. namely Lawes' Parotia (Parotia lawesii), King Bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus regius), Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra), Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana), Princess Stephanie's Astrapia (Astrapia stephaniae), Emperor Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea guilielmi), Black-billed Sicklebill (Epimachus albertisi) and Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana). The Red Bird-of-paradise does not occur in PNG, and the photograph used may be seen here. ???? 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
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