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: Cuba, Switzerland, Solomon Is., São Tomé e Príncipe updated, Niger, Denmark, Singapore
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||The programme for 2014 lists a fauna issue of 4 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes).||4 September 2014||European Bird Stamps and Swiss Post|
|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||Australia Post.|
||Art: odd stamp which looks like a frame and has a Tawny Owl (Strix aluco).||August 2014||Correspondent|
|Namibia||Kalahari: 10 stamps with 2 featuring Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) and Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola).||28 July 2014||Nampost|
||Islands of Singapore: 4 stamps with one having probable White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster).||18 July 2014||Singapore Post|
||Water Birds: 4 stamps featuring Milky Stork (Mycteria cinerea), Javan Plover (Charadrius javanicus), Blue-faced Rail (Gymnocrex rosenbergii) and White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni).||15 July 2014||Correspondent|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Red list has 4 stamps with one featuring Javan Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi).||5 July 2014||Stamperija|
|New Zealand||Legendary Landmarks: 18 stamps with one featuring Otorohanga having presumed North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli).||2 July 2014||New Zealand Post|
|Poland||The programme for 2014 lists a Polish birds issue of 1 stamp in a souvenir sheet but with no further details.||July 2014||Polish Post|
|Japan||World Heritage - Mount Fuji: 10 stamps with one featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||26 June 2014||Ebay|
|France||Paris Zoo: single featuring various animals including the head of a presumed Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). Details of this issue may be found in Philinfo for June 2014.||23 June 2014||French Post|
|Kyrgyzstan||WWF: 4 stamps featuring Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus). This FDC gives the date.||21 June 2014||Delcampe|
||Birds: 12 stamps featuring Chestnut Woodpecker (Celeus elegans), Cream-coloured Woodpecker (Celeus flavus), Dark-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus melacoryphus), Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla), Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus), Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macrourus), Pearl Kite (Gampsonyx swainsonii), Grey-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis), Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus), Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota), Golden-olive Woodpecker (Piculus rubiginosus) and Golden-collared Woodpecker (Veniliornis cassini).||18 June 2014||International Philatelic Agencies and Delcampe|
|South Africa||Critically Endangered Birds: 5 stamps featuring probable Damara Tern (Sterna balaenarum), Leach's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), Taita Falcon (Falco fasciinucha), Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) and White-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi).||11 June 2014||Delcampe|
|Brazil||Diplomatic Relationship Series: Brazil - Philippines: endangered birds: 2 stamps featuring Crowned Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus) and Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). This issue may be found in Brazil Post's shop.||10 June 2014||Brazil Post and Delcampe|
||Environmental Care: 2 stamps with one featuring Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus).||5 June 2014||Correspondent|
||Fauna - 2 stamps featuring Macqueen's Bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii) and Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax).||30 May 2014||Former Soviet Union New Issues|
|Togo||WWF: 4 stamps featuring Stanley Bustard (Neotis denhami).||20 May 2014||Stamperija|
|Burundi||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Wading Birds has 4 stamps featuring Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum) and Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta). Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Crowned Hawk-Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus), African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), Black-breasted Snake-Eagle (Circaetus pectoralis) and Grey Kestrel (Falco ardosiaceus). Owls has 4 stamps featuring Red-chested Owlet (Glaucidium tephronotum) - right bird, Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) - left bird, Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti), Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus) and Marsh Owl (Asio capensis). Song Birds has 4 stamps featuring Double-toothed Barbet (Lybius bidentatus), Red-billed Firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala), Black-fronted Bushshrike (Telophorus nigrifrons), Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus). I disagree with some of the names on the stamps!||19 May 2014||Stamperija|
|Botswana||Birds - 14 stamps featuring Harlequin Quail (Coturnix delegorguei), Burchell's Sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli), African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris), Bradfield's Hornbill (Tockus bradfieldi), Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori), African Spoonbill (Platalea alba), Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus), Red Bishop (Euplectes orix), Blue-breasted Cordonbleu (Uraeginthus angolensis), Red Bishop (Euplectes orix) again and African Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis). This FDC gives the date.||16 May 2014||Delcampe|
|Micronesia||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). This issue has appeared on the IGPC's site.||8 May 2014||Delcampe and IGPC|
|Guyana||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|
|Grenada||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|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), probable Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) and Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus). One owl is labelled "Strix aluco", which is obviously incorrect as it has ear tufts! The Boreal Owl has been taken from this image. I hope they obtained permission... The souvenir sheet has Little Owl (Athene noctua).||30 April 2014||Stamperija|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Red List has 4 stamps with two featuring Rueppell's Griffon (Gyps rueppellii) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). The souvenir sheet has Basra Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis) in the border. Centenary of the First World War has 4 stamps with one featuring a homing Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) equiped with a camera.||25 April 2014||Stamperija|
|Japan||Philatelic Week: 4 stamps with a few stylised cranes and other birds.||18 April 2014||Japan Post|
|Isle of Man||Battle of Clontarf Millennium: 6 stamps, with at least one having a stylised Common Raven (Corvus corax).||15 April 2014||Isle of Man Post|
|Great Britain||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|
|Gambia||African Penguin: 3 stamps and souvenir sheet all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus).||2 April 2014||IGPC|
|Maldives||Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus), Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) and Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis). The souvenir sheet has Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni). Owls of the Indian Ocean has 4 stamps featuring Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius), Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) and Brown Fish-Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).||1 April 2014||Stamperija|
|São Tomé e Príncipe
||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various
The issue for
Red List has 4 stamps with 2 featuring
Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) and
New Caledonian Parakeet (Cyanoramphus saissetti). According to the name on the stamp, the designer intended to show
Antipodes Parakeet (Cyanoramphus unicolor), but used this
Update: More themes, including
50th anniversary of building the Forth Road Bridge which has 4 stamps with 2 featuring probable Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) and Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis). The souvenir sheet has Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).
|25 March 2014||Stamperija|
||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Great Britain has 4 stamps featuring Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis), Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). The souvenir sheet features Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis). The choice of species is quite amusing. The Puffin occurred once in 2009 as a completely unexpected vagrant. The Goose and Teal occur occasionally but may have escaped from wildfowl collections.||10 March 2014||Stamperija|
|Uganda||Canary: 4 stamps featuring Yellow-fronted Canary (Serinus mozambicus) and Island Canary (Serinus canaria). The latter also appears on the souvenir sheet||26 February 2014||Stamperija|
|Palestine||State of Palestine: sheet of 5 stamps, one of which features Palestine Sunbird (Cinnyris oseus).||January 2014||Ebay|
||40th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with Nigeria: single featuring Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus) and Narina Trogon (Apaloderma narina). Will Nigeria issue this stamp too?||???? 2014||Delcampe|
||Huangmei Opera: 3 stamps with one having Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica).||???? 2014||Delcampe|
|Syria||Victory Day: single featuring presumed Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||???? 2014||Correspondent|
|Antigua||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).
Update: Another part of this topic has appeared - when will it end?
|???? 2014||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Kenya||50 Years of Diplomatic Relations with China: souvenir sheet with Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||20 December 2013||Delcampe|
|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).
Update: More themes, including
Predators which has 4 stamps with one featuring Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) eating a probable Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) based on this photograph, and the Rijksmuseum which has 4 stamps with one featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) based on this painting.
|5 December 2013||Stamperija|
|Mozambique||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various
The issue for
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring
Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata),
Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) and two stamps labelled
African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster), though I think only the second of the two shows this species.
The souvenir sheet has
Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax).
Update: Endangered Species has 4 stamps with one claiming to show Bismarck Masked-owl (Tyto aurantia). I could not find any photographs of this "very poorly known" species so I think the wrong species has been selected. The souvenir sheet has the presumed extinct Dodo (Raphus cucullatus)! Another issue has extinct species which include an owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) and the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). Global Warming has 4 stamps with one featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae).
|25 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|
|France||UNESCO: single featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||12 November 2013||wikitimbres.fr|
|Burundi||Stamperija has listed several new sets on various
The issue for
Owls has 4 stamps featuring
Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus),
Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator),
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and
Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa).
The souvenir sheet has
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) hunting a probable
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica).
Update: More themes, including
Birds of Prey which has 4 stamps featuring Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), Verreaux's Eagle (Aquila verreauxii) and Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis). The souvenir sheet has Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus).
|20 August 2013||Stamperija|
|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||
24 July 2014