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: Luxembourg, France, Malaysia, Niger, Sierra Leone updated, Great Britain updated, India, Japan
Expected laterupdated
 
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Japan
New
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
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. ?? September 2016 Thumb down Norfolk Island Philatelic Bureau and Australia Post.
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 Reminder Japan Post
Jersey Links with China - Waterfowl: 6 stamps featuring Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), Smew (Mergellus albellus) and Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). Of these duck, only Mallard and Tufted occur regularly, and have both appeared on earlier Jersey stamps. The Mandarin Duck is a fairly widespread introduced species into Western Europe, and does occur in Jersey. Smew is listed as a "Rare winter visitor". The stamps were drawn by Martin Mörck and painted by Wang Huming in Beijing. A reciprocal issue by China would be useful, but unlikely. I scanned the image from the latest "Jersey Stamp Bulletin". 22 September 2016 Reminder Jersey Post
Bosnia Herzegovina (Rep Srpska) The Programme for 2016 includes Endangered Species Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) 4 stamps. 14 September 2016 Reminder Email from Poste Srpska
Luxembourg
New
Biodiversity: 2 stamps with one featuring Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). 13 September 2016 Thumb down Email from Post Luxembourg
Israel
Image added 15 August 2016
The Programme for 2016 includes "Joint issue with Bulgaria - migrating birds". Here's an image of the stamp. 13 September 2016 Reminder 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
New Zealand
New
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
France
New
Eagle Dam Maquis: single with an eagle that looks like Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). 5 September 2016 Thumb down Les Maquis du Barrage de l'Aigle – Le timbre
South Africa 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). The image is taken from the online version of Setempe Vol 21 No 2 May-August 2016. 31 August 2016 Reminder South African Post Office
Aruba The Programme for 2016 includes "Birds - 8 values". 31 August 2016 Thumb down Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Russia Russian Arctic National Park: single miniature sheet. Birds flying in the border look like Dovekie (Alle alle). Perhaps the distant flock that has encroached on to the stamp are the same species? The issue plan (item 47) gives the proposed date. 30 August 2016 Reminder Delcampe and Marka
Sweden The 2016 Programme for Sweden and Denmark published in Bulletin #1 lists Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) and Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops).
Update: An image of both stamps has appeared.
25 August 2016 Reminder European Bird Stamps and Postnord
Malaysia
New
Seven Wonders of Malaysian Flora & Fauna. Sheet of 7 stamps with one featuring Malayan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense). The qrcode on each stamp is an unwelcome addition especially where it encroaches on to the birds! 23 August 2016 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Great Britain
Species suggested 17 August 2016
Landscaped Gardens: 8 stamps. The top value featuring Croome Park has some birds on the lake which look like 2 families of Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), commonly found in this park. The Blenheim Palace stamp has small images of Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 16 August 2016 Tick Royal Mail
Australia Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet 2: 5 stamps with the one for "L" featuring Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 341. 16 August 2016 Reminder Australia Post.
India
New
70th Independence Day, Tourism in India: souvenir sheet which has on the stamp a small image of a Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 15 August 2016 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Niger
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Raptors has 4 stamps featuring Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus), Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) and Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus). The souvenir sheet has Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax).
15 August 2016 Reminder Stamperija
Romania
New
Transalpina: a Journey Through the Clouds: single stamp and a souvenir sheet. The stamp has a small image of a presumed Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). Here's a better view of the issue. 12 August 2016 Thumb down Romania Post
Colombia
New
Malpelo Island: single featuring small images of Nazca Booby (Sula granti) and Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster). The postmark from the FDC gives the date. Unfortunately, Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) is on a label. Detail of stamp and label. Detail of birds.
Malpelo Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
11 August 2016 Reminder Correspondent
Japan Mountain Day: sheet with 10 stamps - one has Chestnut-eared Bunting (Emberiza fucata). 10 August 2016 Tick Japan Post
Hungary
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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
China
New
"Love Bird": single featuring Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). 9 August 2016 Tick China National Philatelic Corporation
Japan Greeting (Life traditional colour): 2 sheets each with 10 stamps with 3 featuring stylised Blue-and-white Flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana) with possible Mugimaki Flycatcher (Ficedula mugimaki), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). 5 August 2016 Reminder Japan 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 Reminder Virtual Stamp Club and Correspondent
USA Pets: 20 stamps with 2 featuring Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) and White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus) {source}. The latter has apparently escaped into the wild in a few places in the US, and is listed as an introduced species. 2 August 2016 Tick Virtual Stamp Club
Colombia
New
Departments of Colombia - Quindio: 2 stamps with one featuring Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Oroaetus isidori) {source}. The stamps were issued in a sheet, with Red-ruffed Fruitcrow (Pyroderus scutatus) on a central label. The souvenir sheet has the same two stamps but with a much higher face value. 29 July 2016 Reminder Correspondent
Namibia The Programme for 2016 includes Herons and Egrets of Namibia with 5 stamps featuring Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), Striated Heron (Butorides striata), Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides), Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca) and Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath). 7 July 2016 Tick NamPost
Guinea-Bissau
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Lighthouses has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) and Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). Another stamp has an immature gull which may be identifiable. The souvenir sheet has Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus).
Waterbirds has 4 stamps featuring Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger), Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) and Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus). There is no souvenir sheet.
27 June 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
CAR Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
175th anniversary of Alexander Wilson has 4 stamps featuring Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea), Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula), Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis), Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) and American Treecreeper (Certhia americana). The souvenir sheet has Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) and Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea).
20 June 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Paraguay Paraguay/Israel Relations: 2 stamps featuring the national bird of each country: Bare-throated Bellbird (Procnias nudicollis) and Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops). 20 June 2016 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Japan 60th Anniversary of Local Government Law Booklet: 47 stamps - one has Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 7 June 2016 Thumb down Japan Philatelic Association
Japan
New
60th Anniversary of Local Government Law (Tokyo): sheet with 5 stamps - one has flying gulls which are said to be Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus). However, a clearer image of a coin with the same design, does not confirm this identification, but I have seen worse portrayals of this species! 7 June 2016 Reminder Japan Philatelic Association
Australia Nostalgic Fruit Labels: 4 stamps with the one for L H Kile having a small image of a "Robin". The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 340. 7 June 2016 Thumb down Australia Post.
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Antarctic Wildlife has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) and Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua). The souvenir sheet has Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).
Eagles has 4 stamps featuring White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). The souvenir sheet has Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
28 May 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Sierra Leone
More items added 19 August 2016
Stamperija has listed several new sets featuring National Parks of Africa.
Outamba-Kilimi National Park, Sierra Leone has 4 stamps with one featuring Blue-bellied Roller (Coracias cyanogaster).
Mudumu National Park, Namibia has 4 stamps with one featuring African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris).
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania has 4 stamps with one featuring African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). Its souvenir sheet has African Spoonbill (Platalea alba).
Gola Rainforest National Park, Sierra Leone has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Gola Malimbe (Malimbus ballmanni) and Rufous Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia ussheri).
The souvenir sheet for the Western Area Peninsula National Park, Sierra Leone features White-necked Rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocephalus).
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe has 4 stamps with one featuring Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens).
The souvenir sheet for Ruaha National Park, Tanzania has Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius).
Update: More on this topic, including South Luangwa, Zambia with 4 stamps with one featuring Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus). Chobe, Botswana has 4 stamps with one featuring Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) and Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis). Its souvenir sheet has Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides). Etosha, Namibia has 4 stamps with one featuring Ostrich (Struthio camelus). A second stamp has Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) with prey. The design is based on this photograph which the photographer describes as "Black-backed jackal with a freshly caught Cape turtle-dove", which makes this a Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola). Its souvenir sheet has Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). Moremi Game Reserve in Okavango Delta, Botswana with 4 stamps with one featuring Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres) though I think it looks more like Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Uganda has 4 stamps with two featuring Handsome Francolin (Pternistis nobilis) and Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex). Its souvenir sheet has African Emerald Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus). Amboseli, Kenya with 4 stamps with one featuring Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis).
27 May 2016 Reminder Stamperija
Slovenia Birds: 5 stamps featuring Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus), Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia), Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). The image is taken from Bulletin 110 for March, 2016. 27 May 2016 Tick Slovenia Post
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Little Owl (Athene noctua), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). The souvenir sheet has the extinct Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies). 23 May 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Papua New Guinea Commemorative Coins & Notes: 4 stamps with the 3.30K featuring the silhouette of a Cassowary which is probably Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus). 19 May 2016 Thumb down Post PNG
Bosnia Herzegovina (Rep Srpska) European Nature Protection: 2 stamps with one featuring Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). 16 May 2016 Tick PosteSrpske
Solomon Is.
More items added 5 August 2016
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus), Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius). The souvenir sheet has Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Emus has 4 stamps all featuring Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), as does the souvenir sheet.
Endangered Animals has 4 stamps with one featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus).
Update: More themes, including Owls with 4 stamps featuring Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio). The souvenir sheet has Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata).
Fauna Stamps has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) and Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus).
Waterbirds has 4 stamps featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum) and Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus). The souvenir sheet has Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis).
13 May 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Serbia Fauna: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) and Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). 27 April 2016 Tick Correspondent
Faroe Is. Norden: Nordic Cuisine - single stamp featuring traditional Faroese specialities. Hanging with other food items are 2 or more presumed Common Murre (Uria aalge). 26 April 2016 Thumb down Faroes Post
Marshall Is. Great Seals of the United States: 4 series each of 10 stamps. Presumably a 5th set will be issued. A few seals have Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). 4 April 2016 Thumb down Unicover
São Tomé e Príncipe
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The souvenir sheet of the Year of Pulses has Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata).
Philataipei: sheet of 4 stamps one featuring Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea).
30 March 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Namibia The Programme for 2016 includes Whydas of Namibia with 3 stamps featuring Shaft-tailed Whydah (Vidua regia), Eastern Paradise-Whydah (Vidua paradisaea) and Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura). 18 March 2016 Tick NamPost
Austria Clever Animals: booklet with 8 stamps with two featuring Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) and New Caledonian Crow (Corvus moneduloides). The source photographs are: Dove and Crow. If the Dove photo does not appear, a direct link to the picture is here. It was taken by Andrey Shupil from Kazakhstan. He has taken many photos of this species. 5 February 2016 Thumb down Correspondent and Austria Post
Mozambique
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Warblers has 4 stamps featuring Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata) and Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica). The souvenir sheet has Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea).
Swallows has 4 stamps featuring Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia), Banded Martin (Riparia cincta), Lesser Striped-Swallow (Cecropis abyssinica) and Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). The souvenir sheet has Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloroptera) and Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). The souvenir sheet has Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).
Vultures has 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) on 2 stamps, White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) and Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus).
This series continues the earlier one announced in July.
15 January 2016 Reminder Stamperija
Cuba Waterbirds: 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) and Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). This FDC gives the date. The Tropicbird and Stork are both incorrectly labelled. Canada Goose is listed as a vagrant to Cuba while Wood Stork is resident there. Mallard and White-tailed Tropicbird have appeared on earlier Cuban stamps. 15 January 2016 Tick Delcampe
St. Maarten
Second issue added 11 August 2016
Birds: 4 souvenir sheets featuring Scaled Dove (Columbina squammata), Maroon-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis), Plain Parakeet (Brotogeris tirica) and Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri).
Update: A further issue of 4 souvenir sheets has recently been announced, though the PDF from which I extracted this image was named "Birds ss x 4 No 2 released 25th July". Birds featured are: Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) and Pileated Parrot (Pionopsitta pileata).
6 January 2016 Thumb down Notification from International Philatelic Agencies 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
Cuba
New
Desembarco del Granma National Park: 4 stamps with one featuring Royal Tern (Sterna maxima). ???? 2016 Reminder 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 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
Grenada
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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24 August 2016
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