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: Czech Rep., Caribbean Netherlands, Tonga updated, Falkland Is., USA updated, Surinam updated, Zimbabwe, Serbia
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
||Natural Monument series 2nd collection: sheet with 10 stamps with 2 featuring Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) and Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus).||28 April 2017||Japan Post|
||The 2017 stamp programme (tentative) includes "Kingfisher", but with no further details.||26 April 2017||Jodarl Collections|
|Papua New Guinea||The Programme for 2016: includes a joint issue with India, which will feature national birds.
The Joint Issues website has published an image of the stamps which confims the species as
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) and
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
Update: PNG Post have published the latest predicted date.
|3 April 2017||Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues|
|Poland||The China Philatelic Information Network has published 2017 issue programmes for various countries. The Google translation for the Polish programme has "Polish Birds" but with no further details.||April 2017||The China Philatelic Information Network|
|Montenegro||The Programme for 2017 includes a single stamp featuring Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia).||30 March 2017||Montenegro Post|
|United Nations||34th Asian International Stamp Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps. One features Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae). The image was taken from Bulletin 121 (PDF)||30 March 2017||UNPA|
||Falkland Shipwrecks: 4 stamps 3 of which have small images of birds. The birds perched on the Afterglow seem to be all types of Cormorant, specifically Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) and Rock Shag (Phalacrocorax magellanicus). The latter is also on the Charles Cooper. The gull on the Capricorn could be either Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii) or Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus). A closer look may confirm which. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau where full details are available.||27 March 2017||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Belarus||Bird of the Year: single featuring Crested Lark (Galerida cristata).||22 March 2017||Belarus Post|
|Japan||Beautiful Japan: 6 stamps with 4 featuring ancient paintings which include images of possible Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica), Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis), Japanese Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata) and Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). Here's a a full view of the work which includes all 4 birds. I extracted this image of the finch, or is it a bunting? The identity of this particular bird may vary, as it is not exactly right for Oriental Greenfinch.||17 March 2017||Japan Post|
||Owls: 4 stamps featuring Little Owl (Athene noctua), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and European Scops-Owl (Otus scops). This FDC gives the date.||16 March 2017||Correspondent in Serbia|
||Birds: 12 stamps featuring species listed as Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus), Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus), Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway), Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus), Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus), Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata)*, Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis), Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)*, Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis)* and Dusky-legged Guan (Penelope obscura)*. Some of these identities will need checking because some of these species marked "*" are not found in Surinam.||15 March 2017||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies|
|Namibia||The Programme for 2017 includes Barbets of Namibia: 3 stamps featuring Black-collared Barbet (Lybius torquatus), Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii) and Pied Barbet (Tricholaema leucomelas).||9 March 2017||NamPost|
||Jihlava Zoo: 5 stamps with one featuring Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus). These may be a "private" issue by the zoo, because the email address for purchasing them is email@example.com.||9 March 2017||Czech Post|
||Birds of St. Eustatius: 4 stamps featuring Northern Parula (Parula americana), Royal Tern (Sterna maxima), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia).||3 March 2017||WOPA Stamps|
||Lighthouses of Bonaire: 4 stamps with one featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).||3 March 2017||WOPA Stamps|
|USA||150th Anniversary of Nebraska: single stamp featuring Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis).||1 March 2017||USPS|
|Tokelau||Birds of Tokelau: 4 stamps featuring Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis), Black Noddy (Anous minutus), Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) and Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster).||1 March 2017||New Zealand Post|
|Faroe Is.||The issuing programme for 2017 - includes 2 stamps featuring Common Eider (Somateria mollissima).||27 February 2017||Faroes Post|
||WWF: 4 stamps all featuring
Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus).
Update: An image of this issue has appeared on the Natural Science Stamps blog. Traditionally, WWF issues have been relatively cheap to buy, and the face value of the 4 stamps is probably 209 Kyrgyzstani Som which currently converts to about US$3. A new sale on Delcampe has the full sheet of 8 stamps for US$34 which seems excessively high. I suppose it is because the sheet is imperforated. It has always seemed odd to me that an imperforated version of an issue is offered at a premium price.
|18 February 2017||WWF Stamps and Natural Science Stamps|
||Work Projects Administration (WPA) Posters: a set of 10, one of them based on this poster has Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).||7 February 2017||USPS|
||Recreational Fishing: 4 stamps. The 85c stamp has small images of birds, and the duck swimming looks like it could be Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa).||30 January 2017||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Spain||Spanish Activity in Antarctica: single which features a Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica).||30 January 2017||Spanish Post|
||Year of the Rooster, 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet also with 3 stamps all featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).||28 January 2017||Cpost International|
|Serbia||Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).||27 January 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|India||Indian Wildlife: 6 stamps based on children's paintings. Two stamps feature Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). A third stamp has white "Cranes", though they look like egrets. Unfortunately, one has a leg which appears to bend in the wrong direction, and another has a bill that belongs on an Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)!||25 January 2017||India Post and Commonwealth Stamps blog|
|Croatia||The 2017 Programme: includes a WWF issue with presumably 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). A correspondent has sent me this image of the 4 stamps||23 January 2017||Croatia Post|
|Indonesia||Year of the Rooster: 3 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). There is also a souvenir sheet. This issue was announced by Pos Indonesia.||21 January 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|Peru||Fauna in Danger of Extinction: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) and Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis). The designer obviously switched the names on the Oilbird stamp with those on the Deer stamp.||9 January 2017||Natural Science Stamps|
|India||Splendours of India: 12 stamps and 13 miniature sheets. One stamp and ms features the Peacock Gate, and therefore has a reasonable likeness of an Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||1 January 2017||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
||National emblems of North Korea: souvenir sheet with 5 stamps, one of which features a Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis).||???? 2017||Delcampe|
|Nepal||Bird: single featuring Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus). This FDC gives the date.||29 December 2016||Phila Mirror|
|Egypt||125th Anniversary of the Giza Zoological Gardens: sheet of 8 stamps with one or two featuring Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus).||24 December 2016||Natural Science Stamps|
||Qatar National Day: souvenir sheet with 2 stamps, one has Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).||18 December 2016||Qatar Post|
|Serbia||Children's Stamps: 4 stamps with 3 featuring stylised White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||9 November 2016||Correspondent|
|Anguilla||National Symbols: 8 stamps with 1 featuring Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita).||10 October 2016||Commonwealth Stamps blog|
||World Post Day: 4 stamps, one of which features Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).||9 October 2016||Delcampe|
||125 years since the patent of Tesla's transformer: single. In addition to Tesla and the transformer, it also features presumed Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). This FDC gives the date.||21 June 2016||Serbia Post and Delcampe|
||Marine Life: 12 stamps with 4 featuring
Black Noddy (Anous minutus),
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster),
White Tern (Gygis alba) and
Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra).
The White Tern is incorrectly labelled as Fairy Tern (Sterna nereis): a common error.
The Masked Booby is incorrectly labelled as Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii)!
Update: Having seen a better view of the white Booby, I would correct the identity I made initially. It actually looks like the bird was photographed on the Galapagos with Marine Iguanas on the rocks in the background, which would make the bird a Nazca Booby (Sula granti).
Update: The source photograph may be found here.
|2 March 2016||Philatelic Collector Inc.|
|Niuafo'ou||Marine Life: 12 stamps with 4 featuring Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra), Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda), White Tern (Gygis alba) and Black Noddy (Anous minutus). The White Tern is incorrectly labelled as Fairy Tern (Sterna nereis): a common error.||2 March 2016||Philatelic Collector Inc.|
|Cuba||Pico Torquino National Park: 4 stamps with one featuring Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena).||???? 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|
20 March 2017