New bird stamps found on the web

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: Guinea-Bissau, Djibouti, Malawi, Christmas Is., São Tomé e Príncipe, Israel x2, El Salvador, India updated
Expected lateradded
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Link to Pobjoy Stamps added 14 October 2016
Life Cycle of the Gentoo Penguin: 6 stamps all featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua). mid-November 2016 Thumb down Pobjoy Stamps
Link to Pobjoy Stamps added 14 October 2016
25th Anniversary of the Protocol on Environmental Protection: 6 stamps with one featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). mid-November 2016 Thumb down Pobjoy Stamps
Link to Pobjoy Stamps added 14 October 2016
25th Anniversary of IAATO: 4 stamps with one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). mid-November 2016 Thumb down Pobjoy Stamps
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 Reminder Liechtenstein Post
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 Thumb down Israel Post
King Solomon's Ships: miniature sheet has a small image of a gull which may be identifiable. 13 November 2016 Thumb down Israel Post
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 Reminder Japan Post
Great Britain
Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has shown early images of the GB Christmas issue which includes 2 stamps with European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). 8 November 2016 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps Opinion.
Malawi Post Office Philatelic Bureau has informed me that two more stamps in the Indigenous Birds series have been produced to cater for postage rate changes. They are K520 featuring Waller's Starling (Onychognathus walleri) and K815 with Green Barbet (Stactolaema olivacea). Both species were in the excellent 1988 set. I will add images after they are published by Malawi Post. October 2016 Thumb down Notification from Malawi Post
Papua New Guinea The Program for 2016: includes a joint issue with India, which may feature birds. Stamps of India also lists this joint issue. October 2016 Reminder Post PNG and Stamps of India
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 Thumb down Australia Post.
Zackenberg Research Station: 2 stamps with one featuring Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). 17 October 2016 Thumb down Greenland Stamps
Details added 17 October 2016
Birds of India, Series 1 Near threatened: featuring Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica), Nilgiri Flycatcher (Eumyias albicaudatus), Andaman Woodpecker (Dryocopus hodgei) and Black-and-rufous Flycatcher (Ficedula nigrorufa). Here's a better image on Ebay. 17 October 2016 Reminder India Post and Ebay
Bosnia Herzegovina (Rep Srpska)
River Animals: 5 stamps with one featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). 14 October 2016 Reminder Email from Poste Srpska
Czech Rep. Definitive: single featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). 12 October 2016 Thumb down Czech Post
Favourite Stamps of Five Decades - 5 stamps with one featuring Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata). 9 October 2016 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Sri Lanka
World Post Day 2016 - 3 stamps with one featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). 9 October 2016 Thumb down Sri Lanka Post
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 Thumb down 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 Thumb down Japan Post
South Africa
Stamps have been issued 5 October 2016
Kingfishers: 5 stamps featuring Half-collared Kingfisher (Alcedo semitorquata), African Pygmy-Kingfisher (Ispidina picta), Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus), Mangrove Kingfisher (Halcyon senegaloides) and Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis).
Update: The stamps have been issued and a FDC on Ebay has the intended date of 31 August, but the stamps do not seem to have been available until late September.
?? September 2016 Reminder South African Post Office and Delcampe
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 Reminder Stamperija
United Nations CITES CoP17: 12 stamps with 2 featuring Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). 24 September 2016 Thumb down 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 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Japan Natural monument series first collection: sheet with 10 stamps with 2 featuring Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) and Japanese Robin (Erithacus akahige). 23 September 2016 Tick Japan Post
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 Thumb down 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 Reminder IGPC
Caribbean Netherlands Birds of Bonaire: 24 stamps featuring Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola), Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Green Heron (Butorides virescens), Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus), Sanderling (Calidris alba), Great Egret (Ardea alba), Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus), Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax), Yellow-shouldered Parrot (Amazona barbadensis), Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica), Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus), Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Venezuelan Troupial (Icterus icterus), Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens), Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) and Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata). 15 September 2016 Tick WOPA Stamps
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 Reminder Email from Poste Srpska
Luxembourg Biodiversity: 2 stamps with one featuring Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). 13 September 2016 Thumb down Email from Post Luxembourg
Israel The Programme for 2016 includes "Joint issue with Bulgaria - migrating birds". Here's an image of the stamp. 13 September 2016 Tick Virtual Stamp Club and The Joint Stamp Issues Society
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 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
São Tomé e Príncipe
More items added 7 October 2016
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The souvenir sheet of Fungi has European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), based on this photograph.
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 Thumb down 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 Thumb down Finland Post
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 Thumb down 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 Thumb down New Zealand Post
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 Thumb down Kyrgyz Express Post
Portugal Cities - Lisbon: 4 stamps. The photograph used to show the Cais das Colunas has a gull perched on the top of each column. A better view might confirm that these are probably Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus). Here is the closest view I could extract from the source image without buying the photograph. 26 August 2016 Tick Portugal PTT
Hungary Animal Cubs: 12 stamps with 4 featuring partial views of the faces of named young animals at Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden. The following species are listed: Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita), Greater Rhea (Rhea americana), Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) and Red-fronted Macaw (Ara rubrogenys). 9 August 2016 Reminder Hungary Post
USA Songbirds in Snow: 4 stamps featuring Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa), Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) and Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis). 4 August 2016 Tick Virtual Stamp Club and Correspondent
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 Reminder Stamperija
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 Thumb down Stamperija
More items added 14 October 2016
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) on 2 stamps, Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) and White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides). The souvenir sheet has European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster).
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus), Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). The souvenir sheet has Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Birds in danger of extinction has 4 stamps with one featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). The souvenir sheet has Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis).
Extinct Animals has 4 stamps with two featuring Great Auk and Dodo.
Hornbills has 4 stamps featuring Wreathed Hornbill (Aceros undulatus), Palawan Hornbill (Anthracoceros marchei), Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) and Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) which also appears on the souvenir sheet.
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus), Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus), White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) and Puerto Rican Emerald (Chlorostilbon maugaeus). The souvenir sheet has Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis).
Update: More topics including Kingfishers with 4 stamps featuring Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona), Brown-headed Paradise-kingfisher (Tanysiptera danae), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis). The souvenir sheet has Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea).
Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). The souvenir sheet has Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).
Stamps on Stamps has 4 stamps with one from Brazil issued in 2001 featuring Golden-capped Parakeet (Aratinga auricapilla),
18 July 2016 Reminder Stamperija
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 Thumb down Malaysia Post and Delcampe
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 Thumb down Philinfo French Post and Delcampe
São Tomé e Príncipe
Stamperija has belatedly listed several sets on various themes. An issue for São Tomé e Príncipe on Biodiversity has two sheets each with 8 stamps, including 4 with birds, including Principe Golden-Weaver (Ploceus princeps), Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), African Green-Pigeon (Treron calva) and another bird with curious blue markings on its head. These could be a fault in the printing process. ???? 2015 Reminder Stamperija
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 Thumb down 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 Thumb down French 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.
Update: This additional stamp has appeared on the IGPC site and has a $100 value with Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa).
21 October 2013 Thumb down Delcampe and IGPC
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