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: Malaysia updated, Turkey, Mozambique, Maldives, India, Marshall Is. updated, Korea (N)
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||The Programme for 2014 includes a single stamp featuring a White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).||January 2014||Iceland Post|
|Canada||The Programme for 2014 includes the next in the Baby Wildlife series, featuring a young Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||January 2014||Canada Post|
||Habitat Restoration: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica) and South Georgia Pipit (Anthus antarcticus). More information about Habitat Restoration on South Georgia may be found here, with the opportunity to pay for a hectare or more. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||15 December 2013||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps.|
||The programme for 2013 lists "Uccelli delle Alpi" = "Birds of the Alps". The species to feature in this issue have been listed in Italian as Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta), Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), Grey-faced Woodpecker (Picus canus), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) and Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). Images of the stamps have appeared on Italian Post's website.||4 December 2013||Italian Post and Vaccari News|
||50 Years of Nagaland: single with a symbolic, but recognisable Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis).||1 December 2013||Stamps of India.|
|Netherlands||The series continues with stamps 68 and 69 featuring Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) and Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis).||28 November 2013||Correspondent in Denmark|
||Antarctic Food Web: 5 stamps with 2 featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) and Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea).||20 November 2013||New Zealand Post.|
||Harry Potter: booklet of 20 stamps with one featuring Hedwig the Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). Here's the full set.||19 November 2013||Virtual Stamp Club and Nerd Approved|
||Hirkan National Park: 2 sheets with the one featuring birds having Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) and Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris).||15 November 2013||Azerbaijan Post|
|Sweden||Christmas 2013: 4 stamps with one featuring slightly stylised Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula).||14 November 2013||Correspondent sent a scan|
|Switzerland||The programme for 2013 lists a Christmas issue of 4 stamps, one of which is an "owl". Unfortunately, the stamps have cartoon-like illustrations: here's the owl.||14 November 2013||Swiss Post|
||As part of several issues to promote
Visit Malaysia 2014, a sheet of
Birds has 6 stamps featuring
Bornean Bristlehead (Pityriasis gymnocephala),
White-fronted Falconet (Microhierax latifrons), though I think the bird looks more like
Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach),
Whitehead's Trogon (Harpactes whiteheadi),
Grey-breasted Partridge (Arborophila orientalis campbelli),
Mountain Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron inopinatum) and
Malayan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense). The Bristlehead is the first of this family on stamps.
The Falconet should look like this, whereas the bird on the stamp is similar to this. I have just found that a Google image search for "White-fronted Falconet" produces results which include this image of the shrike taken in the Philippines. The bird on the stamp is obviously taken from this photograph and placed on a different branch!
Update: The misuse of the shrike's photograph has provoked a news item in Malaysia.
Update: All references to this issue have been removed from PosMalaysia's web site, and the Facebook page is no longer available. It seems likely that this issue has been cancelled, which will deprive us of our first Bristlehead.
Update: The Malaysian Nature Society has taken an interest in these events and has offered to "to act in an advisory capacity to all with regards to promoting the celebration, awareness and conservation of Malaysia's unique wildlife and plants".
Update: This issue still appears on the 2013 programme, but its date is to be announced, and perhaps the content will be totally revised.
Update: This issue has been quietly dropped from the 2013 programme. Perhaps there will be a new issue for 2014.
|???? 2013||PosMalaysia's Facebook|
||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.||???? 2013||Delcampe|
||The Little Joys: booklet with 12 stamps with one featuring European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).||12 November 2013||wikitimbres.fr and Philinfo French Post.|
|France||UNESCO: single featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||12 November 2013||wikitimbres.fr|
||Christmas: single with a Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus). The image is taken from Philinfo for November/December 2013.||7 November 2013||Philinfo French Post.|
||Chinese Calligraphy and Painting - Famous Artists in Macao: a set of 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet. The latter has Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus), and there seems to be a bird on at least one of the other stamps. A sale on Delcampe shows the souvenir sheet, and here's the set.||1 November 2013||Macau Post and Delcampe|
|Christmas I.||Christmas: 2 stamps - both have unnatural Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi) and one has White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 325.||1 November 2013||Australia Post|
||Flora and Fauna of the Maldives: 10 topics, each consisting of a block of 4 and souvenir sheet. The issue for birds of prey has Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo) and Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus). The souvenir sheet has Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). The issue for water birds has Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Pintail Snipe (Gallinago stenura), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) and Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata). The souvenir sheet has Ruff (Philomachus pugnax). There is also an issue for Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus).||25 October 2013||Maldives Post and Stamperija|
||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|
||Parrots: 8 stamps featuring
Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna),
Blue-cheeked Parrot (Amazona dufresniana),
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao),
Blue-fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva),
Blue-winged Macaw (Primolius maracana),
Festive Parrot (Amazona festiva),
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) and
Military Macaw (Ara militaris).
Update: Two higher values feature Maroon-faced Parakeet (Pyrrhura leucotis) and Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix).
Update: This issue does appear on the IGPC site and has a $50 value with Hispaniolan Parakeet (Aratinga chloroptera). See this image on Delcampe.
|21 October 2013||Delcampe and IGPC|
||PTT Stamp Museum: 3 stamps. One of the circular stamps has small images of displaying cranes which I assume are Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo).||22 October 2013||Turkish Post|
|Belgium||Bird: single featuring Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).||16 October 2013||Belgian Post|
|Isle of Man||Christmas: 6 stamps featuring designs selected from previous Christmas stamps. The £1.08 stamp has the European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) taken from a stamp issued in 1988.||15 October 2013||Isle of Man Post|
|Argentina||50th Anniversary of the African Union: single with a map of Africa covered with silhouettes of African fauna. At least 4 of the silhouettes look like Ostrich (Struthio camelus). This FDC gives the date.||12 October 2013||Delcampe|
|United Nations||Endangered Species: 12 stamps, but only the Vienna issue has a bird which is Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus). The image was grabbed from Linn's Stamp News dated October 7, 2013.||10 October 2013||UNPA|
|Peru||95th Anniversary of the Natural History Museum - souvenir sheet featuring a presumed Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis).||4 October 2013||Correspondent in Peru|
||Birds of the World IV: sheet of 10 stamps featuring Golden Parakeet (Guarouba guarouba), Pink Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri), Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis), Mindanao Eagle-Owl (Mimizuku gurneyi), Thick-billed Parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha), Western Crowned-pigeon (Goura cristata), American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), White-chested White-eye (Zosterops albogularis), St. Lucia Parrot (Amazona versicolor) and California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus).||3 October 2013||Unicover|
|British Virgin Islands||WWF: presumably 4 stamps featuring Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus).||"October 2013"||WWF Stamps|
|Maldives||WWF: 4 stamps featuring White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus).||25 September 2013||Stamperija|
|Maldives||Fauna of the Indian Ocean: 6 topics, each consisting of a block of 4 and souvenir sheet. The issue for birds has Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Flesh-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes) and Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus).||25 September 2013||Maldives Post|
|Japan||Cute baby animals - first in a series: sheet with 10 stamps of 5 designs. One has Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua). A second sheet has no birds. There's a better image here.||20 September 2013||Japan Post and International Stamp News|
|Gibraltar||Endangered Animals III: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) and Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||13 September 2013||Europa Stamps|
|Isle of Man||A Journey Through Africa: souvenir sheet of 4 stamps. The one with a rhino has presumed Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) which is surprisingly not on the island's bird list.||13 September 2013||Isle of Man Post|
|São Tomé e Príncipe
||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Barred Owl (Strix varia), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) and Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). The souvenir sheet also has Barred Owl (Strix varia). The issue for Endangered Animals has 4 stamps with one featuring Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis).||10 September 2013||Stamperija|
|Switzerland||Restoration: 3 stamps with one featuring a very stylised White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)||5 September 2013||Swiss Post and Tony Bray|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. East Rennell Island has 4 stamps, with one featuring Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos). The souvenir sheet has Rennell Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus hamlini).||30 August 2013||Stamperija|
||A "Royal" Event: 3 stamps with 2 featuring Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). This issue has appeared on the Stamperija website.||15 August 2013||Delcampe and Stamperija|
|Japan||Ukiyoe Series 2: sheet with 10 stamps. One has some cranes in flight which may not be realistic.||1 August 2013||Philately in Japan|
|Togo||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Parrots has 3 stamps featuring Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus), Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) and Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus). The souvenir sheet has Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus).||22 July 2013||Stamperija|
|Uganda||Stamperija has listed several new sets with
Endangered and Vulnerable Birds has 4 stamps featuring
African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris),
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus),
African Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini) and
Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus).
The souvenir sheet has
Ostrich (Struthio camelus).
In the same series there is
Endangered and Vulnerable Predators which has 4 stamps with one featuring
California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus).
Issued at the same time, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates has 4 stamps with one featuring Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus).
|8 July 2013||Stamperija|
|Niger||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls and Mushrooms has 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). The souvenir sheet has an owl which is apparently Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), but it is probably not. The same designs are also available in other formats.||1 July 2013||Stamperija|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) and Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). The souvenir sheet has King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa). The issue for Elephants has 4 stamps all featuring Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), as does the souvenir sheet. The issue for Lighthouses and Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), Common Loon (Gavia immer), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus). The souvenir sheet has European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus). A flock of presumed Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) has encroached on to one of the stamps. The issue for Owls and Fungi has 4 stamps featuring Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). The souvenir sheet also has Barn Owl (Tyto alba). The issue for Parrots has 4 stamps each featuring two species, which the reader can identify! Here's the souvenir sheet||25 June 2013||Stamperija|
|São Tomé e Príncipe||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Crocodiles has 4 stamps with one having a small image of Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius). The souvenir sheet has the same species. The issue for Birds of the islands has 4 stamps featuring Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) and Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor). The souvenir sheet features Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). The issue for Seabirds of the islands has 4 stamps featuring Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) on 2 stamps and Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) on 2 stamps. The souvenir sheet has Cape Gannet (Morus capensis).||10 May 2013||Stamperija|
||The Historical Centre of St. Petersburg: 3 stamps with the middle one having some gulls in flight which may be Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus). There's a slightly better image here.||26 April 2013||Former Soviet Union New Issues and Lighthouse Stamp Society|
|Guinea-Bissau||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds and their Eggs has 5 stamps featuring Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Mew Gull (Larus canus) and Common Murre (Uria aalge). The souvenir sheet has Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).||25 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.|
|Palestinian Authority||Battle of Shale Stones: souvenir sheet with what seems to be a Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor). The same image appears on each stamp in the set of 6.||12 December 2012||Delcampe|
|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||
7 December 2013