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: Venezuela, TAAF, Togo, São Tomé e Príncipe, India, Wallis and Futuna, Fr. Polynesia updated, Korea (S), Norway
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||Belgium Post has published its 2017 Programme in PDF format. I have extracted this image showing a new definitive by Buzin featuring Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus).||30 January 2017||Belgian Post via a correspondent|
||The 2017 Programme: includes a WWF issue with presumably 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus).||23 January 2017||Croatia Post|
||Birds. Two superb stamps featuring Merlin (Falco columbarius) and Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo).||2 January 2017||Norway Post|
||The programme for 2016 lists "les oiseaux", an issue of 2 stamps. Details have been published in the latest Phil'info. I have extracted this image which shows the species are Striated Heron (Butorides striata) and Marquesan Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus mendanae).||9 December 2016||French Polynesia Post|
|Tristan da Cunha
||Biodiversity: 6 stamps with two featuring Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) and Tristan Thrush (Nesocichla eremita).||30 November 2016||Pobjoy Stamps|
|Wallis and Futuna
||Birds: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps featuring Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel), Crimson-crowned Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus porphyraceus) and Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda). Details were published in the latest Phil'info.||30 November 2016||Phil'info French Post|
|South Georgia||Zavodovski Island: 4 stamps featuring Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) and Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica) on 2 stamps. The fourth stamp shows a penguin colony which most likely comprises mostly Chinstraps. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||28 November 2016||Pobjoy Stamps|
||Exotic Birds. The pack associated with this issue is described as "2 miniature sheets, 2 sheetlets, a cancelled FDC, a brochure and six maxim cards to be issued by India Post on Exotic Birds on 25.11.2016.". The 6 maxim cards shown appear to feature Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Sun Parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), possible Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).||25 November 2016||India Post|
||Nature in the DMZ of Korea: 2 stamps featuring Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) and Great Tit (Parus major).||22 November 2016||Phila Mirror|
|Papua New Guinea
||The Program for 2016: includes a joint issue with India, which will feature national birds,
so that should be
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) and
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
Stamps of India no longer lists this joint issue.
Update: PNG Post have informed me that the actual date of issue may slip.
|22 November 2016||Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues|
||2016 Christchurch Stamp and Postcard Exhibition: souvenir sheet with 4 older stamps, including the 2010 stamp which has small images of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).||18 November 2016||New Zealand Post|
|Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein without us: 3 stamps with 2 featuring White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) and Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). A close view of the eagle stamp shows 6 egrets in flight, which are probably Little Egret (Egretta garzetta).||14 November 2016||Liechtenstein Post|
|Israel||Tourism in Jerusalem - Biblical Zoo: one of a set of 5, this has a small image of a Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).||13 November 2016||Israel Post|
||King Solomon's Ships: miniature sheet has a small image of a gull
which may be identifiable.
Update: Here's a better view on IGPC's site which shows there are 2.5 gulls on the stamp! I guess they are probably Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis).
|13 November 2016||Israel Post and IGPC|
|Japan||Familiar Animal series third collection: sheet with 10 stamps, 5 featuring white Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora), Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis), white Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), yellow Island Canary (Serinus canaria) and Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus). A second sheet of higher values has 5 stamps with domesticated birds with the wild equivalents being Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), Bengalese finches which could be a domesticated form of White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) and Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora). The last is listed as an introduced resident species for Japan, and is sufficiently like the wild species to be eligible for my collection.||11 November 2016||Japan Post|
||Children's Stamps: 4 stamps with 3 featuring stylised White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||9 November 2016||Correspondent|
||Christmas: 8 stamps with 2 having an unrealistic image of European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).||8 November 2016||Royal Mail.|
||Fillod de Crozet: souvenir sheet with 2 stamps. One has King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). There is more information about this issue here (in French).||3 November 2016||Natural Science Stamps|
||Khans of the Kazakh State: 2 stamps with one having small images of presumably Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). This FDC gives the date.||2 November 2016||Delcampe|
|São Tomé e Príncipe
||Stamperija has listed several sets celebrating its attendance at the China 2016 Stamp Exhibition. An issue for São Tomé e Príncipe with China's National Bird has 4 stamps all featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) as does the souvenir sheet.||?? November 2016||Stamperija|
|Christmas Is.||Christmas: 2 stamps with a few birds added for us! They look like Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi), White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Abbott's Booby (Sula abbotti) and Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 343.||31 October 2016||Australia Post.|
||Fauna: 2 stamps featuring male and female Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). This FDC gives the date.||28 October 2016||Delcampe|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets with
Paintings with Animals has 4 stamps one of which features this painting by Frida Kahlo. The souvenir sheet has this painting by Frans Snyders, with several recognisable birds.
Paintings with Birds has 4 stamps featuring paintings by Henry Stacy Marks, Melchior d'Hondecoeter, Siegwald Dahl and Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Two of these paintings include small images of House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) which is listed as an introduced species in Niger. The souvenir sheet has a Dodo, two macaws and a duck which may not be identifiable, based on this painting by Roelandt Savery Edwards.
|24 October 2016||Stamperija|
||The Sept-Dec 2016 issue of Setempe gives details of the Biospheres issue. The stamp for the Cape West Coast Biosphere has two gulls which are probably Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus). Although the issue date has passed, the sheet has not appeared for sale on Delcampe or Ebay.||21 October 2016||South African Post Office and Delcampe|
|Portugal||Army Heraldry: 6 stamps. The Coat of Arms for the Directorate of Military History and Culture has an ibis which could be Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus).||21 October 2016||Portugal PTT|
||National Flora & Fauna of Bhutan: 4 stamps with one featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax). A souvenir sheet has similar designs.||18 October 2016||Natural Science Stamps|
|Greenland||Zackenberg Research Station: 2 stamps with one featuring Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).||17 October 2016||Greenland Stamps|
|Bosnia Herzegovina (Rep Srpska)||River Animals: 5 stamps with one featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).||14 October 2016||Email from Poste Srpska|
||Biodiversity: 8 stamps with 1 featuring Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber). Here's a better image on Ebay.||13 October 2016||Natural Science Stamps|
|Czech Rep.||Definitive: single featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster).||12 October 2016||Czech Post|
|Botswana||Favourite Stamps of Five Decades - 5 stamps with one featuring Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata).||9 October 2016||Natural Science Stamps|
|Sri Lanka||World Post Day 2016 - 3 stamps with one featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||9 October 2016||Sri Lanka Post|
|Bulgaria||Wiki Loves Earth: single featuring a prize-winning photograph of a Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). Here's more information about this event.||7 October 2016||Stamps of Bulgaria|
|Japan||International Letter-writing Week, 2016: sheet with 10 stamps - one has Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). The design is based on this artwork||7 October 2016||Japan Post|
|Guinea-Bissau||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Birds of Prey has 5 stamps featuring
Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus),
Black Kite (Milvus migrans),
Pale Chanting-Goshawk (Melierax canorus),
Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) and
Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax).
The souvenir sheet has
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
Owls has 5 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) and Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia). The souvenir sheet has Western Screech-owl (Megascops kennicottii).
|28 September 2016||Stamperija|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Spotted Wood-Owl (Strix seloputo) and Tawny Fish-Owl (Ketupa flavipes). The souvenir sheet has Collared Scops-Owl (Otus lettia).
Lighthouses has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) and Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus).
|26 September 2016||Stamperija|
||Stamperija has listed a special in co-operation with the WWF which has 4 stamps all featuring Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus).||26 September 2016||Stamperija|
|United Nations||CITES CoP17: 12 stamps with 2 featuring Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum).||24 September 2016||UNPA|
|El Salvador||Friendship ties between the Republic of El Salvador and the Republic of China (Taiwan): two stamps with one featuring Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa).||23 September 2016||Natural Science Stamps|
|Norfolk Is.||Goodbye Norfolk Island Post: information
about the closure of Norfolk Island Post, and news that Australia Post will take over production of stamps for the territory, starting with 2 stamps featuring
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) and
Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra). Details of this issue should appear in the next
Stamp Bulletin 342.
Update: More details of this issue.
|20 September 2016||Norfolk Island Philatelic Bureau and Australia Post.|
|Grenada||Caribbean seabirds, a sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet with 2 stamps featuring Royal Tern (Sterna maxima), Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus), Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) and Red-footed Booby (Sula sula).||16 September 2016||IGPC|
|Bosnia Herzegovina (Rep Srpska)||The Programme for 2016 includes Endangered Species Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) 4 stamps. Poste Srpska has sent me an image for this issue.||14 September 2016||Email from Poste Srpska|
|Luxembourg||Biodiversity: 2 stamps with one featuring Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major).||13 September 2016||Email from Post Luxembourg|
|Bulgaria||Israel's Programme for 2016 includes "Joint issue with Bulgaria - migrating birds". A correspondent has sent me an image for this stamp and it features White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||13 September 2016||Virtual Stamp Club|
|São Tomé e Príncipe||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various
The souvenir sheet of Fungi has
European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), based on
Stamps on Stamps: sheet of 4 stamps one featuring 3 stamps that have birds, including Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) on a Japanese stamp issued in 1981, Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) on a Hungarian stamp issued in 1977 and Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius).
Update: More topics including Birds of Prey with 4 stamps featuring Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris), Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata), Grey Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) and Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus). The souvenir sheet has Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
Dalai Lama and Philataipei 2016 has 4 stamps with one featuring Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea) as does the souvenir sheet.
Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) on 3 stamps. The souvenir sheet has Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus).
|12 September 2016||Stamperija|
|Finland||Everyman's rights - 6 first class self adhesive stamps with two featuring small images of Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) and Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa).||9 September 2016||Finland Post|
|Maldives||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Ancient Egyptian Art has 4 stamps with one featuring a Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).||8 September 2016||Stamperija|
|Samoa||Animals of the World: 20 stamps with 4 featuring Ornate Lorikeet (Trichoglossus ornatus), Maned Duck (Chenonetta jubata), Red-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi) and Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus).||7 September 2016||Philatelic Collector Inc.|
|New Zealand||It's a Kiwi Thing: 14 stamps with one showing a Kea (Nestor notabilis) demolishing a car!||7 September 2016||New Zealand Post|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various
themes. The issue for
Owls has 4 stamps featuring
Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi),
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus),
Jamaican Owl (Pseudoscops grammicus) and
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
The souvenir sheet has
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus).
Chiang Kai-shek has 4 stamps with one featuring Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea).
|1 September 2016||Stamperija|
|Kyrgyzstan||25th Anniversary of the Independence of Kyrgyz Republic: souvenir sheet with Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus). I think the designer has used artistic licence with the bird's tail.||30 August 2016||Kyrgyz Express Post|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes.
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima),
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus),
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and
Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus).
The souvenir sheet has
African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro).
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Extinct Animals which has 4 stamps with one featuring a Dodo.
Hummingbirds which has 4 stamps featuring Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl), Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) and Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) which also features on the souvenir sheet.
Update: More issues: Fauna and Flora of the World, including Sunbirds which has 4 stamps featuring Purple-throated Sunbird (Leptocoma sperata), Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus), Loten's Sunbird (Cinnyris lotenius) and Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris afer). The souvenir sheet has Purple-throated Sunbird (Leptocoma sperata).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Sun Parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis), Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), Kea (Nestor notabilis) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). The souvenir sheet has White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba).
|29 August 2016||Stamperija|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets featuring National Fauna. The following feature birds.
Bangladesh and Latvia feature Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) and White Wagtail (Motacilla alba). The souvenir sheet (Argentina) has Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus).
Cuba and Uruguay feature Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus) and Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis).
Colombia, Iceland and Taiwan feature Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) and Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea). The souvenir sheet (Belgium) has Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
Lithuania features White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). The souvenir sheet (Brazil) has Rufous-bellied Thrush (Turdus rufiventris).
Iraq, Egypt and Papua New Guinea feature Chukar (Alectoris chukar), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana).
Estonia, Cayman Is. and the Netherlands feature what should be Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), but the designer chose a photograph of a Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii), Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala) and Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa). The souvenir sheet (China) has Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).
Israel, Mauritania and Haiti feature Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops), Dodo(!) and Hispaniolan Trogon (Priotelus roseigaster). The souvenir sheet (Belgium) has Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
Chile and Zimbabwe feature Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) and African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).
Cambodia, Italy and Kenya feature Giant Ibis (Pseudibis gigantea), Spanish/Italian Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis italiae) *, Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata).
Panama and the Philippines feature Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) and Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). The souvenir sheet (France) has domesticated Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).
Jamaica, Venezuela and Bolivia feature Red-billed Streamertail (Trochilus polytmus), Venezuelan Troupial (Icterus icterus) and Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus). The souvenir sheet (Germany) has Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Sweden, Uganda and Hungary feature Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum) and Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). The souvenir sheet (India) has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
|1 August 2016||Stamperija|
|Djibouti||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring
Stygian Owl (Asio stygius),
Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica),
Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) and
Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
The souvenir sheet has
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
Year of Pulses has 4 stamps with one featuring Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) despite the name on the stamp which is Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus).
|28 July 2016||Stamperija|
|Maldives||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring
Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo),
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus),
Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo) and
Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus).
The souvenir sheet has
Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus).
Endangered Species has 4 stamps with one featuring Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis).
|20 July 2016||Stamperija|
||Honoring the Art of Howard Koslow: sheet of 20 stamps with two featuring a symbolic Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).||20 July 2016||Unicover|
|Malaysia||River Transportation in Sarawak:
three stamps and a miniature sheet which has a small image of a Kingfisher.
It may be an artist's impression of a
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
If the Malaysia Post web site is not working, a sale on Delcampe has the issue.
|26 May 2016||Malaysia Post and Delcampe|
||Beautiful China: 4 stamps with one having small images of flying birds that look like Storks, presumably Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana).||12 May 2016||China National Philatelic Corporation|
|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||Phil'info French Post and Delcampe|
||Rare Birds of Palau: 4 stamps and MS featuring Dusky White-eye (Zosterops finschii), Palau Flycatcher (Myiagra erythrops), Palau Fantail (Rhipidura lepida), Giant White-eye (Megazosterops palauensis) and Palau Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus pelewensis). This has not yet appeared on IGPC's website.||???? 2016||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||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||French Post|
26 November 2016