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: Netherlands, Christmas Is., Togo, CAR, Falkland Is., BAT, New Zealand, Italy, Senegal, Great Britain, TAAF
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||2016 Year of the Monkey: 4 stamps in a variety of extravagant formats. One of the stamps has what could be a Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus). Here's a better image. Hopefully, this stamp will be available as a "normal" stamp.||7 December 2015||New Zealand Post and Commonwealth Stamps blog|
||20th anniversary of the Elephant Seal Research Group: 6 stamps with one of the top values having a procession of Gentoo Penguins (Pygoscelis papua). Here's the 2 top values. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||30 November 2015||Pobjoy Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps blog|
||Post and Go - Winter Fur and Feathers: 4 designs with 1 featuring Redwing (Turdus iliacus).||16 November 2015||Norvic Philatelics|
||UNESCO - African Gnu: single with a small image of a Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis). The image is taken from Philinfo for November 2015. This page has links to a better image.||9 November 2015||Philinfo French Post and French Philately|
|Jersey||My Jersey: 10 stamps with one featuring a stylised Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||9 November 2015||Jersey Post|
||Terre Adélie: Climate Sentinel: souvenir sheet featuring probable Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from Philinfo for November 2015.||5 November 2015||Philinfo French Post.|
||Children's Charity Stamps: 6 stamps with 1 featuring a stylised European Robin (Erithacus rubecula).||2 November 2015||Dutch Post|
||British Historic Huts: 5 stamps with 3 featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica) and Antarctic Shag (Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis). The same designs are used for airmail postcard rate self-adhesive stamps. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau, but the issue has not yet been listed there or by Pobjoy.||November 2015||Pobjoy Stamps.|
||Christmas: 2 stamps with stylised Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi) and probable Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica).||30 October 2015||Natural Science Stamps|
|Australia||Animals in War - 5 stamps with one having a pigeon being released to carry a message. This would be a Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 336.||27 October 2015||Australia Post.|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis), Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) and White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides). The souvenir sheet has European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster).
150th Anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln has 4 stamps with one featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
|26 October 2015||Stamperija|
||Philately Day: Philately in Prisons: single featuring Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops).||24 October 2015||Italian Post|
||Owls: 4 stamps featuring the faces of Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa).||23 October 2015||Polish Post|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets with
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Australasian Grass-Owl (Tyto longimembris), Sjostedt's Owlet (Glaucidium sjostedti) and African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii). The souvenir sheet has Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus).
Bald Eagle has 4 stamps all featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), as does the souvenir sheet.
|21 October 2015||Stamperija|
|Italy||The Great War - Liberation: single featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). The design is based on this postcard.||15 October 2015||Italian Post|
|Slovakia||Nature Protection: Protected Landscape Area Polana: two stamps, one of which has Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). The other stamp has an Otter (Lutra lutra).||9 October 2015||Slovakia Post|
|Aland||Christmas: 2 stamps with one featuring a stylised Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula).||9 October 2015||Aland Post and Natural Science Stamps|
|Taiwan||Ancient Chinese Paintings by Giuseppe Castiglione, Qing Dynasty Souvenir Sheet - featuring Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus). Four other stamps in the issue do not have birds.||8 October 2015||Taiwan Post|
|Namibia||NamPost has published its programme for 2015. It includes Coursers (birds) of Namibia, 4-stamp souvenir sheet. Species are Burchell's Courser (Cursorius rufus), Bronze-winged Courser (Rhinoptilus chalcopterus), Double-banded Courser (Smutsornis africanus) and Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus). Here's an image of the publicity for this issue.||1 October 2015||NamPost|
|Solomon Is.||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various
themes. The issue for
Owls has 4 stamps featuring
Indian Scops-owl (Otus bakkamoena),
Australasian Grass-Owl (Tyto longimembris) x2,
Madagascar Red Owl (Tyto soumagnei),
Spotted Wood-owl (Strix seloputo) anf
Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius).
The souvenir sheet has
Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica).
Dogs has 4 stamps with one featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).
|25 September 2015||Stamperija|
|France||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 White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus).||25 September 2015||French Post|
|Mauritius||300th Anniversary of the French landing on the Island: single stamp with probable White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus).||25 September 2015||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|São Tomé e Príncipe||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various
The issue for
230th Anniversary of Audubon has 4 stamps featuring
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus),
Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis).
The souvenir sheet has
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).
Lighthouses: sheet of 4 stamps with a gull on one. The souvenir sheet has a few more.
|23 September 2015||Stamperija|
||Martyr's Day: one perforated stamp with an eagle which is probably not identifiable.||16 September 2015||Algerian Philately|
|Bulgaria||Greetings: 5 stamps with the one for Spring featuring the silhouette of a presumed Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).||16 September 2015||Stamps of Bulgaria|
|Romania||Discover Romania, Dobrogea - 4 stamps with one featuring probable Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus).||16 September 2015||Romania Post|
|AAT||Dogs that Saved Macquarie Island: 4 stamps with one having King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus).||9 September 2015||Australia Post|
|St. Kitts||Owls of Central America and the Caribbean: another IGPC issue in various formats.
Barred Owl (Strix varia),
Bare-legged Owl (Gymnoglaux lawrencii),
Barn Owl (Tyto alba),
Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) x2,
Central American Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium griseiceps),
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus),
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and
Ashy-faced Owl (Tyto glaucops).
Update: Information about this issue has appeared on the IGPC website.
|8 September 2015||Delcampe and IGPC|
|Switzerland||Special events - Definitive : one of 4 stamps has the feather of a Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius).||3 September 2015||Swiss Post|
|Korea N.||Fishing Industry: single with a small image of a gull. Here's a better image of the stamp.||1 September 2015||Natural Science Stamps.|
|Botswana||Save Botswana's Vultures - 5 stamps featuring Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) and possible Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres). The flyer states that "this is the first in a series of commemorative stamp issues advocating conservation of threatened birds in Botswana".||September 2015||Correspondent|
|Gibraltar||RAF Squadrons IV: sheetlet with 4 stamps. The badge for 544 Squadron has a Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).||31 August 2015||Gibraltar Stamps|
|France||Expressions: booklet with 12 stamps illustrating various expressions. Recognisable, but stylised birds include European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum) and Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||31 August 2015||Wiki timbres|
|France||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||French Post and Natural Science Stamps|
|Aruba||Ostriches: 10 stamps all featuring Ostrich (Struthio camelus).||28 August 2015||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies|
|China||50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region: 3 stamps with one having small images of probable Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis).||24 August 2015||China Post|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps listed as featuring Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio), Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) and Brown Fish-Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). Waterbirds has 4 stamps listed as featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) and Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), though I'm not sure the last is correct. The souvenir sheet has White-naped Crane (Grus vipio).||20 August 2015||Stamperija|
|Russia||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||Delcampe and Marka|
|Maldives||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Penguins in Africa has 4 stamps all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), as does the souvenir sheet.||10 August 2015||Stamperija|
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||Philinfo French Post and Natural Science Stamps|
|Cook Is.||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||Philatelic Collector Inc.|
|Tuvalu||Sites and Scenes of Singapore - Singapore Stamp Expo: sheetlet with 6 stamps with one featuring a view of Swan Lake, with its statue of presumed Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). Here's a better image of the sheet. Information about this issue has appeared on the IGPC website.||3 August 2015||Stamps of Tuvalu and IGPC|
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||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||Daily Philately Blog|
|Japan||Letter Writing Day: 2 booklets each with 10 stamps. Stylised birds include Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) and Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||23 July 2015||Japan Post|
|Kiribati||Singapore 2015 Philatelic Exhibition: the top 4 values of the 2008 set will be overprinted and in some cases surcharged.||17 July 2015||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|China||Qiantang River tide: 3 stamps with one having small images of probable Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||1 July 2015||China Post|
|St Maarten||Personalised Tourist Stamps: 10 stamps with 3 featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus), Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) and Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis).||1 July 2015||Notification (PDF) from International Philatelic Agencies and Delcampe|
|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||Natural Science Stamps.|
|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||Philinfo French Post.|
|Marshall Is.||Early European Navigators: 4 stamps with one having a Frigatebird in flight.||18 March 2015||Unicover|
|Montenegro||Fauna Flamingos: single featuring Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus).||12 March 2015||Montenegro Post|
|Marshall Is.||Canoes: 4 stamps with one having some Boobies in flight.||10 March 2015||Unicover|
|Papua New Guinea||Singapore 2015 Philatelic Exhibition: single featuring a silhouette of the PNG national bird which is Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana). A higher value has the same design.||9 March 2015||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|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||Natural Science Stamps.|
|Namibia||Namib Sand Sea: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps. One has some flamingos in flight||6 February 2015||Namibia Post|
||Endangered Wildlife: 2 stamps with one having both forms of Crowned Crane :- Black Crowned-Crane (Balearica pavonina) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum).||???? 2015||Delcampe|
|Cuba||Dogs: 6 stamps, one has Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).||???? 2015||Delcampe|
|Japan||International Letter Writing Week: 4 stamps with one having stylised Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus).||9 October 2014||New Issues of Japan|
|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||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
|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||Philatelic Collector Inc.|
|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 and FDC.
|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|
|Cuba||Marine Fauna: 6 stamps, one has King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus).||???? 2014||Delcampe|
1 November 2015