This page is for listing stamps I am aware of but do not need. Some are found on official sites, while others are listed on dealers' sites.
Earlier years: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
|Country||Detail||Date of Issue||Status||Source of information|
|South Georgia||Islands series, part 1: 6 stamps with 3 birds: Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica), Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea) and Cape Petrel (Daption capense). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||28 October 2021||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
|Falkland Is.||Tourism Recovery Incentive Programme (TRIP): 6 stamps with two featuring Falkland Steamerduck (Tachyeres brachypterus) and South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.||22 October 2021||Notification from Pobjoy Stamps|
|Estonia||Christmas: 2 stamps, with one featuring Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula).||15 October 2021||Omniva|
|Austria||100 Years of Burgenland: single stamp featuring a small image of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||15 October 2021||Austria Post|
|Romania||Exotic pigeons: 4 stamps featuring triangulated images of Jambu Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus jambu). Victoria Crowned-Pigeon (Goura victoria), Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) and Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica).||14 October 2021||Romania Post|
|United Nations||Biodiversity: 3 stamps with one featuring Whooping Crane (Grus americana).||11 October 2021||UNPA|
|Sri Lanka||Endemic Birds of Sri Lanka: 6 stamps featuring Crimson-backed Flameback (Chrysocolaptes stricklandi), Sri Lanka Woodshrike (Tephrodornis affinis), Spot-winged Thrush (Geokichla spiloptera), Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros gingalensis), Sri Lanka Swallow (Cecropis hyperythra) and Crimson-fronted Barbet (Psilopogon rubricapillus). Some details of this issue have appeared on the SLPost website||9 October 2021||Ebay and SLPost|
|Japan||International Letter Character Week: 5 stamps, with one featuring presumed Japanese Grosbeak (Eophona personata).||8 October 2021||Japan Philately|
|Australia||Nature's Mimics: 3 stamps with one featuring Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 373.||5 October 2021||Australia Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Moldova||"Lower Prut" Biosphere Reserve: 4 stamps featuring Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus), Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) and White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).||30 September 2021||Moldova Post|
|Hungary||Hunting: 8 stamps with two featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) and Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). The issue is described on this PDF. I found this image on Ebay. All 3 species have appeared on earlier issues with the hunting theme.||25 September 2021||Correspondent, Ebay and Hungary Post|
|Japan||Japan Uruguay 100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations: 10 stamps, with one featuring Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) - the national bird of Uruguay.||24 September 2021||Japan Philately|
|Colombia||Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia on the UNESCO World Heritage List 10 years: sheet with 12 stamps, with one featuring Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota).||23 September 2021||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Croatia||Joint stamp issue between Kyrgyzstan and Croatia. Protected birds: Woodpeckers. The illustrations already published by Kyrgyzstan confirm that the species are Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius) and White-winged Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucopterus). Here's the FDC||22 September 2021||Croatia Post|
|Georgia||Europa: 2 stamps with one featuring Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca). Here's the FDC||22 September 2021||Georgia Post and Delcampe.|
|Kyrgyzstan||A sale on Delcampe has this image which shows that one of the 3 stamps has small images of Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). I could not find the issue on Kyrgyzstan Post's website. This FDC gives the date.||17 September 2021||Delcampe.|
|Finland||Finnish art classics: 8 stamps, with one featuring Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). The artwork used also appeared on a 2003 stamp and is by Ferdinand von Wright, whose date of birth is March 19, 1822. This would have been an excellent opportunity to celebrate his 200th anniversary with a few more of his paintings, especially this one, a very fine illustration of Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia).||8 September 2021||Finland Post and Bitter Grounds.|
|Czechia||Czechia Post has published some details of future issues in This PDF. I was hoping for a few new birds in this issue: Nature Protection: Milovice, but close examination of the sheet shows that none of the birds is on a stamp, just the Hoopoe's left wing-tip.||8 September 2021||Czechia Post|
|Andorra (French Post)||Andorra Anthem premieres: single with a few "arty" birds, one of which is obviously a Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).||6 September 2021||La Poste|
|UAE||Birds: 2 stamps featuring Macqueen's Bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii) and Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus). This issue was announced here.||5 September 2021||Emirates Post|
|Ross Dep.||Megafauna: 4 stamps with 2 featuring South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).||1 September 2021||New Zealand Post.|
|French Polynesia||Booklet New coins in CFP Franc. All 6 stamps have a small image of a Tropicbird which seems to be White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). The 5 francs coin has an image of a Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus).||1 September 2021||La Poste|
|Alderney||The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: 6 stamps with two featuring small images of Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) and European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). One of the characters, Dickon, had a pet crow, and a robin led Mary to the door of the secret garden. Here is the source image for the crow and one for the robin.||1 September 2021||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
|Belgium||Bpost has published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2021, which includes the topic "3 Colours in nature" (those of the Belgian flag): a sheet of 5 stamps with one featuring Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis).||30 August 2021||Belpost|
|Japan||150 Years Founded Postage Stamp: 2 stamps, with one featuring an image of geese in flight that was used on a stamp issued in 1949. I do not think the geese are identifiable.||25 August 2021||Japan Philately|
|Romania||Flamingo: 4 stamps featuring Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus andinus), Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis). Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor) and Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus).||25 August 2021||Romania Post|
|Vietnam||Vietnamese native chicken: 4 stamps all featuring various forms of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).||25 August 2021||Vietnam Stamps|
|Turkey||950th Anniversary of the battle of Manzikert: single with silhouettes of 2 probable Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||25 August 2021||Turkish Post|
|Colombia||Biodiversity of Guavio: sheet with 8 stamps, featuring 3 birds, listed as: Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Oroaetus isidori), Blue-throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena helianthea) and Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus).||20 August 2021||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Netherlands||The latest in this series shows the fauna of Landgoed Haarzuilens and includes 2 birds: Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) and the face of a Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo).||16 August 2021||postzegelblog|
|SPM||Exceptional islands: single with a view that appears to include a few birds in flight, particularly Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and a Gull which may not be identifiable. I have uploaded a better image from Phil'Info for July/August 2021.||11 August 2021||Correspondent and Le Carré D'Encre|
A sale on Delcampe has an
image of what seems to be a new set featuring
birds of the Phasianidae family. This has now been listed on
Ukraine Post. The same seller has a
First Day Cover which should give the date, but the
image is unlear.
Update The seller has confirmed the date of issue.
The sheet appears to feature Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia), Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix), Chukar (Alectoris chukar), Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) and Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix).
|6 August 2021||Delcampe Ukraine Post|
Turkish Cyprus's Europa issue for 2021 has appeared on an
and consists of two stamps that both feature
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina).
Update The seller has informed me that that this issue will be delayed by 2 weeks from its intended date of 15 July.
|29 July 2021||Ebay|
|Costa Rica||Single ATM label: featuring Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus).||28 July 2021||Delcampe|
|Romania||Danube Delta, 30 years in UNESCO World Heritage: 4 stamps with 3 birds featuring Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) and Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus).||27 July 2021||Romania Post|
|Wallis and Futuna||Birds: sheetlet with 4 stamps featuring Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra), White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) and Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis). I have uploaded a better image from Phil'Info for July/August 2021.||26 July 2021||Correspondent and Phil'info French Post|
|Great Britain||Wild Coasts: 10 stamps, one of which has Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). One of the auks would have been a better choice!||22 July 2021||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Royal Mail|
|Austria||50th anniversary: Diplomatic relations between Austria and China: souvenir sheet with one bird which could be a Chinese vision of a White Wagtail (Motacilla alba).||21 July 2021||Austria Post|
The programme for 2021 includes "Latvian birds", two stamps, but with no further details.
Update Latvia's bird of the year for 2021 has been chosen, so it is likely that one of the birds in this issue will be Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix).
Update The programme has been updated to include the species names: "Laukirbe, Sarkankrutitis". The first confirms Grey Partridge and the second is Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula).
Update The issue has been announced, and best images are on Flickr
|16 July 2021||Latvia Post|
|Paraguay||Bicentennial of the Independence of Peru: one stamp featuring Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana.||15 July 2021||Paraguay Post and Delcampe.|
Risaralda 2021: sheet with 15 stamps, featuring 10 birds, listed as:
Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera),
Brown-banded Antpitta (Grallaria milleri),
Equatorial Antpitta (Grallaria saturata)*,
Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis),
Chamí Antpitta (Grallaria alvarezi)*,
Bicolored Antpitta (Grallaria rufocinerea),
Slate-crowned Antpitta (Grallaricula nana),
Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer (Diglossa gloriosissima),
Buffy Helmetcrest (Oxypogon stuebelii) and
Crescent-faced Antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons).
All 15 stamps have the Risaralda logo which features Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta).
The Antpitta family seems to be under review, and a few of the "new" species have not reached birdsoftheworld.org, so I have given Wikipedia links, indicated by *.
|12 July 2021||4-72: Colombia Post|
|Cyprus||Natura 2000: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) and Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo).||8 July 2021||Cyprus Post via Commonwealth Stamps Opinion|
The programme for 2021 includes "Falcons of Belarus", 6 stamps, but with no further details.
There are 6 Falcons listed on
Avibase for Belarus, but 2 are Rare/Vagrants, so perhaps there will be 2 each of three species.
Update This issue is illustrated on the future issues page and confirms that it portrays the male and female of each of 3 species, namely: Merlin (Falco columbarius), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) and Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus).
|7 July 2021||Belpost|
|Portugal||Protected Areas: 5 stamps with two featuring probable Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) and Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio).||2 July 2021||Portugal Post|
|Latvia||Latvian Fund for Nature; single with a logo that features Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).||2 July 2021||Latvia Post|
|Serbia||Olympic Games, Tokyo: 2 stamps with one featuring silhouettes of Cranes which I presume represent Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).||1 July 2021||Correspondent|
|Portugal||Hunting in Portugal: 5 stamps featuring Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus), Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) and Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola).||28 June 2021||Portugal Post|
|Guyana||IGPC has produced an issue about Ducks: consisting of a souvenir sheet featuring Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) and a sheetlet of 4 stamps featuring Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors), Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis), Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) and Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata).||21 June 2021||IGPC|
|Hong Kong||The 2021 Stamps Issuing Programme includes Centenary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: 6 stamps, one featuring Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus).||21 June 2021||Hong Kong Stamps.|
|Marshall Is.||Birds of the Marshall islands: 10 stamps featuring Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), Kermadec Petrel (Pterodroma neglecta), Juan Fernandez Petrel (Pterodroma externa), White-necked Petrel (Pterodroma cervicalis), Flesh-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes), Bulwer's Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii), Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus), Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) and Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). A souvenir sheet has Grey-backed Tern (Sterna lunata) and Franklin's Gull (Larus pipixcan).||17 June 2021||IGPC|
|Portugal||Discovery of Antarctica: 2 stamps and a souvenir sheet. On the 54 cent stamp there seems to be a small image of an Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The souvenir sheet is more interesting and needs a better image. On the iceberg there appears to be an Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) with a chick while flying in from the left a probable Antarctic Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus). Also on the iceberg, a few Adelie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) are diving into the water. Two birds perched on top of the iceberg are probable Albatrosses which may not be specifically identifiable.||16 June 2021||CTT Portugal|
|Netherlands||The latest in this series shows the fauna of The Duin and Kruidberg area and includes just 1 bird: Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos).||14 June 2021||Postnl|
|TAAF||Consultative meeting of the Antarctic Treaty: souvenir sheet featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from Phil'Info for June 2021.||11 June 2021||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|Guernsey||Postcrossing: 3 stamps with one featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||10 June 2021||Guernsey Stamps|
|Greenland||Europa: 2 stamps with one featuring Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons). Details were published in the latest issue of Greenland Collector.||8 June 2021||Greenland Stamps and Europa Stamps|
Provisional Programme for 2021 includes "Birds": 12 stamps but with no further details
Update: Details of this set have been published and the 12 species are listed as Saffron Toucanet (Baillonius bailloni), Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos), Swallow-wing (Chelidoptera tenebrosa), Helmeted Woodpecker (Celeus galeatus), White Woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus) and Yellow-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes flavifrons) and White-wedged Piculet (Picumnus albosquamatus) and White-barred Piculet (Picumnus cirratus), Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis), Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) and Spot-billed Toucanet (Selenidera maculirostris). A disappointing issue: although there are a few new species, only one (Melanerpes candidus) is native to Surinam, and two species that are listed are described as rare or accidental. There is a Piculet which is apparently endemic Arrowhead Piculet (Picumnus minutissimus) which would have been a far more appropriate choice.
|2 June 2021||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies Ltd. and Suriname Stamps|
|Australia||Pigeons and Doves: 4 stamps featuring Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus), Superb Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus superbus), White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela) and Squatter Pigeon (Geophaps scripta). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 371.||1 June 2021||Australia Post|
The Programme for 2021 includes Europa: 2 stamps.
I have been informed that one should feature Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).
Update: Details have been published in Bulletin 136 and here is an image of the stamps.
|28 May 2021||Slovenia Post and Correspondent|
|Moldova||The Schedule for May includes "Europa Endangered national wildlife": two stamps featuring
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) and
Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). No stamp images yet.
Update: Images of both stamps have been published.
|28 May 2021||Moldova Post and Europa Stamps|
|Japan||National Land Afforestation (Shimane Prefecture): 5 stamps with 3 featuring small images of
Varied Tit (Sittiparus varius),
Great Tit (Parus major) and
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).
Update I overlooked that the stamp with Varied Tit also has Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus).
|26 May 2021||Japan Philately|
|Botswana||Fish Eagle in Botswana: 4 stamps all featuring African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).||26 May 2021||Botswana Post|
|Vatican City||Europa: 2 stamps featuring
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) and
Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes). I know the first stamp is labelled "Falco tinnunculus",
but the head markings are much too like its American cousin.
Update I found the source image that has been used by the designer. It is described as "Stipple illustration of a female Kestrel Falcon perching on a trainers glove. It compares quite well with the bird on this photograph taken in British Colombia, Canada. However, whichever species one chooses, it is difficult to discount the apparently forked tail.
|25 May 2021||Europa Stamps|
|Monaco||Future issues includes a stamp commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Jean de la Fontaine featuring the fable of the fox and the crow. There have been several stamps featuring this fable, but this one seems to have an acceptable Carrion Crow (Corvus corone).||25 May 2021||Monaco Post|
|Australia||Migratory Shorebirds: 3 stamps featuring Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica), Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) and Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis). The issue is announced in Australia Post's Stamp Bulletin 371.||18 May 2021||Australia Post|
|Czechia||Czechia Post has published some details of future issues in this PDF. The single Ramsar stamp has Black Stork (Ciconia nigra).||19 May 2021||Czechia Post|
|Tuvalu||Birds of Tuvalu: sheetlet with 6 stamps featuring Christmas Shearwater (Puffinus nativitatis), Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica), Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra). The souvenir sheet has 2 stamps featuring Red-footed Booby (Sula sula).||17 May 2021||IGPC|
|Serbia||Europa 2021: 2 stamps with
Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug).
Update The second stamp has Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris). Both stamps are well presented on Europa Stamps
|12 May 2021||Correspondent, Europa Stamps and Bitter Grounds|
|Japan||Natural monument series Vol. 6 : 10 stamps, with four featuring Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda), Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea), Narcissus Flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina) and Blue-and-white Flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana).||10 May 2021||Japan Philately|
|Turkey||Europa 2021: 2 stamps with one featuring Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus).||9 May 2021||Europa Stamps.|
|Albania||Europa 2021: at least one stamp featuring various animals including a probable Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). I have not seen any more in this issue.||9 May 2021||Europa Stamps and. Bitter Grounds|
|Montenegro||Europa: single and souvenir sheet, featuring Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). There are other birds in the distance which may be identifiable. The prominent bird in flight is probably Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus).||9 May 2021||Montenegro Post and Europa Stamps Blog|
|North Macedonia||Europa 2021: single stamp, souvenir sheet and a booklet. The birds featured are Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).||7 May 2021||Europa Stamps.|
The programme for 2021 includes "Europa" 2 stamps featuring Eurasian Lynx and
Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).
Update I have received an image of the FDC for this issue.
|7 May 2021||Croatia Post.|
|Madeira||Europa: 2 stamps with one featuring Madeira Petrel (Pterodroma madeira).||7 May 2021||Europa Stamps Blog|
|Armenia||Europa: single featuring stylised Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).||7 May 2021||Stamps of Armenia|
|Slovakia||Europa single featuring Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).||7 May 2021||Slovakia Post.|
|Estonia||Europa: 2 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops).||6 May 2021||Europa Stamps Blog|
|Hungary||Europa: 2 stamps with one featuring European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola).||5 May 2021||Europa Stamps Blog|
|Belarus||The programme for 2021 includes "EUROPA. Endangered national wildlife", 2 stamps. The issue has been announced in "To be issued" and shows that the single bird is Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola). Here's an image of the sheet.||4 May 2021||Belpost|
|Andorra (Spanish Post)||The Programme for 2021 includes "Europa": probably one stamp featuring
"Trencalòs" which is Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus).
Update An image of this stamp has been published.
|30 April 2021||Spanish Post and Europa Stamps Blog|
|Estonia||100th Anniversary of the Estonian Ornithological Society: souvenir sheet with two stamps featuring European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) and Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus). The logo also has Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).||29 April 2021||Omniva|
|Finland||Europa 3 stamps, one featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).||28 April 2021||Europa Stamps.|
|Faroe Is.||Europa 2 stamps, both featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||26 April 2021||Europa Stamps.|
|Latvia||The Plan for 2021 includes Europe - Endangered national nature: 2 stamps. A Correspondent has sent me this image which has Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). Here's a link to both stamps||23 April 2021||Latvia Post and Correspondent|
|Japan||Happy greeting: 2 stamps, both featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).||23 April 2021||Japan Philately|
|Japan||Happy greeting: 2 stamps, both featuring Hummingbirds that may not be identifiable.||23 April 2021||Japan Philately|
|Japan||Happy greeting: 2 stamps, both featuring Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus).||23 April 2021||Japan Philately|
|Norway||Endangered National Wildlife: 1 stamp featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).||23 April 2021||Norway Post|
|Lebanon||Earth Day: 4 stamps featuring various reserves.
The one for
Aammiq has a selection of waterfowl on a pond that needs closer inspection.
Update Unfortunately, the image used to illustrate this site features lots of white domesticated geese with a few Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). Here is the source image.
|22 April 2021||Lebanon Post|
|Romania||Europa: 2 stamps with one featuring Great Bustard (Otis tarda).||22 April 2021||Romfilatelia|
|Brazil||Diplomatic Relations Series: Brazil - Dominican Republic: single stamp featuring Palmchat (Dulus dominicus). It's good to see that Brazil is still issuing stamps despite the pandemic. This page has a high definition image of the stamp. I hope the next issue might have a few Brazilian endemic birds.||19 April 2021||Correspondent and Brazil Post|
|Ireland||Ice Men (Irish Antarctic Explorers): 4 stamps with one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). The image was scanned from "The Collector 2/21" which is not yet online. Eventually, it should appear here.||15 April 2021||Correspondent|
|Isle of Man||Calf of Man: 10 stamps with 2 birds, Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) and Greater Whitethroat (Sylvia communis).||12 April 2021||IoM Post|
|Artsakh (Armenian post)||Europa: 3 stamps with one featuring Red Kite (Milvus milvus). I know it is a disputed territory, but I like these stamps.||9 April 2021||Europa Stamps Blog|
|United Nations||Endangered Species: 3 sets of 4 stamps. The birds featured are listed as Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops) and Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster).||7 April 2021||UNPA|
|Guernsey||Endangered National Wildlife: 8 stamps with one featuring European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus).||7 April 2021||Guernsey Stamps|
|Korea (S)||The programme for 2021 lists "Folding Screen with birds, flowers and animals", 10 stamps A sale on Delcampe has this image showing all 10 stamps. One of the birds is probably a Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). There is a probable Crested Myna (Acridotheres cristatellus) and Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica),||6 April 2021||Korea Post|
|Bosnia Herzegovina (Croat)||
The programme for 2021 includes Europa which should be 2 stamps, both featuring
Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). Male on one stamp and female on the other.
Update Images of the two stamps have been published, and instead of a female Capercaillie, the second stamp has Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia).
|5 April 2021||Croatian Post Mostar and Europa Stamps Blog|
|Uzbekistan||Definitive: revalued issue featuring Common Crane (Grus grus).||1 April 2021||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|Kyrgyzstan||The Programme for 2021 includes Bird of the Year: single featuring Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), and now includes an image.||31 March 2021||Email from Kyrgyz Express Post|
|Uzbekistan||Definitive: revalued issue featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).||20 March 2021||The Postal Service of Uzbekistan|
|AAT||Arts Fellowship: 4 stamps with one for photography having a small image of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 370.||16 March 2021||Australia Post|
|Namibia||I have received a copy of the programme for 2021 which includes Snipes of Namibia: 3 stamps featuring Great Snipe (Gallinago media), Greater Painted-snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) and African Snipe (Gallinago nigripennis).||16 March 2021||NamPost|
The early part of the
programme for 2021 includes "EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife: Jersey Seabirds and Marine Life" but with no further details.
Update Details of this issue have been published and feature two birds: Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) and Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus).
|11 March 2021||Jersey Stamps|
|Switzerland||100 years Dürrenmatt: single with a pet Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).||4 March 2021||Swiss Post|
The programme for 2021 includes "Bird of the Year", single stamp, but with no further details.
Update The plan has been updated to include the species: Eurasian Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus).
Update And here is an image of the stamp.
|2 March 2021||Belpost|
|Liechtenstein||Songbirds: 4 stamps featuring Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), Citril Finch (Serinus citrinella), Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) and Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio).||1 March 2021||Liechtenstein Post|
|Netherlands||The latest in this series shows fauna of The Onlanden Nature Reserve and includes 3 birds: Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope).||22 February 2021||Postnl|
|Japan||Spring greeting 84 yen: 6 stamps, with one featuring presumed ghostly Warbling White-eye (Zosterops japonicus).||19 February 2021||Japan Philately|
|Japan||Spring greeting 84 yen: 6 stamps, with one featuring probable Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus).||19 February 2021||Japan Philately|
The programme for 2021 includes "Definitive - birds" but with no further details.
Update Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published images of all 17 stamps which gives the species as: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), Great Tit (Parus major), Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus), European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo) pale, Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) and Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).
Update Guernsey Post has published details and images.
Update: 8 February I have just noticed that I overlooked the Long-tailed Tit stamp making 17 stamps and not 16 as I originally published.
|17 February 2021||Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Guernsey Stamps|
|Alderney||50th anniversary of decimalisation of the currency: 6 stamps. The 95p stamp has a coin with a flying Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) framed by two birds of the same species. A similar stamp was issued by Guernsey in a set of 16 stamps in 1979.||15 February 2021||Guernsey Post|
|Romania||Falcons: 4 stamps featuring Barred Forest-Falcon (Micrastur ruficollis), Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus), Merlin (Falco columbarius) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).||12 February 2021||Romfilatelia|
|France||Animal footprints: Booklet with 12 stamps includes those purported to be of Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).||12 February 2021||Le Carré D'Encre|
|Isle of Man||Show Birds: 6 stamps showing domesticated cage birds based on the following species: Island Canary (Serinus canaria), Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae), Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), Hybrid Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea), Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis) and Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata).||9 February 2021||IoM Post|
|Romania||Delta of Moldova: 7 stamps all featuring birds, namely Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides), Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) and Little Egret (Egretta garzetta).||3 February 2021||Romfilatelia|
|Surinam||I have received by email the
Provisional Programme for 2021. It includes "Penguins": 6 stamps but with no further details.
Update 4 February 2021 I have received full details which show that the 6 species are listed as Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), Fiordland Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), Snares Penguin (Eudyptes robustus), Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli), Erect-crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) and White-flippered Penguin (Eudyptula minor albosignata). See what Wikipedia has to say about this bird.
|3 February 2021||Notification from International Philatelic Agencies Ltd.|
|Aland||Songbirds: 4 franking labels featuring Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) and Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs). (I listed this last November, but have apparently lost the entry).||2 February 2021||Aland Stamps|
|Caribbean Netherlands||Three sales have appeared on Ebay featuring birds of the Netherlands, but issued with names of the 3 islands of the Caribbean Netherlands.
They have not yet featured on WOPA+. They seem to be based on images that were printed in
Nederlandsche vogelen (Dutch Birds) published between 1770 and 1829.
Birds (Bonaire): 24 stamps featuring
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea),
Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica),
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos),
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus),
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus),
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus),
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris),
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus),
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena),
Great Bustard (Otis tarda),
Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus),
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides),
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus),
European Robin (Erithacus rubecula),
Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus),
Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix),
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis),
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) (female),
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia),
Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica),
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata),
Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus),
Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) and
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) (male).
Birds (Saba): 24 stamps featuring Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Eurasian Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes), Common Swift (Apus apus), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius), Common Loon (Gavia immer), Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus), Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus), Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula),
Birds (St. Eustatius): 24 stamps featuring Little Owl (Athene noctua), Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus), Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus). Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca), Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix), Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra), Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis), Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana), Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula), Common Crane (Grus grus), Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) and Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus).
Update A better view of the bird labelled "POECILE MONTANUS" reveals that it is more like Coal Tit (Periparus ater).
|29 January 2021||Ebay|
published images (PDF) of all the stamps to be issued in 2021, which includes
this image of a
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus).
Update 4 February 2021 A correspondent has informed me that this stamp was not issued on the expected date. I 3hope it will eventually appear.
Update 5 February 2021 Actually, this stamp was issued on time, but is available to only a select few groups of collectors. It may be difficult to obtain similarly to 2018's Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina).
|25 January 2021||Belgian Post Thanks to correspondent|
|Taiwan||South Penghu Marine National Park: 4 stamps, one has Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii).||21 January 2021||Chunghwa Post|
|Sweden||400th Anniversary of Gothenburg: 5 stamps, one has a few gulls, which may include Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) and European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus).||14 January 2021||Sweden Post and Delcampe|
Valuable nature: 5 stamps,
Common Swift (Apus apus).
Update This stamp has appeared in an article featured in a UK national newspaper, The Guardian.
|14 January 2021||Sweden Post|
|SPM||Bécasseau violet: single featuring Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021. Unfortunately, the designer omitted an "i" from "maritima", but this has been corrected in the issued stamp.||12 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre|
|France||Birds of the Islands: sheet with 4 stamps showing birds from some of France's
overseas territories which I think are
Reunion Cuckooshrike (Lalage newtoni),
Martinique Oriole (Icterus bonana),
Forest Thrush (Cichlherminia lherminieri) and
Razorbill (Alca torda).
Update Since composing this entry, I have found details on Carré d'Encre, particularly under "A bit of ornithology".
|11 January 2021||Correspondents and Le Carré D'Encre.|
|Latvia||The Plan for 2021 includes Coats of arms of Latvian regions and cities: 3 stamps, one of which will feature Ropazi county, whose Coat of Arms features 3 Eurasian Skylarks (Alauda arvensis). Another stamp has a very stylised bird which may be a Common Crane (Grus grus).||6 January 2021||Latvia Post and Correspondent|
I have been sent an image of a sheet of
10 stamps due to be issued by the Netherlands, in 2021, but I am awaiting confirmation of the date.
The format is similar to the ones issued in 2020 showing birds of certain habitats. This new series is part of 12 sheets with Dutch landscapes to be issued the next three years.
The first shows fauna of
Dwingelerveld National Park and includes
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) and
Common Crane (Grus grus).
Update 3 January 2021 Here are details of this issue and dates for the next 3 issues due in 2021, but with no images yet. The better image reveals that to the right of the deer, but not enough on the stamp is a European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola).
|4 January 2021||Correspondent and Postzegelblog.nl|
|TAAF||Aviso la meurthe à Crozet: single featuring probable Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021.||2 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|TAAF||André Lebeau: single featuring a small image of 3 probable Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021. I missed this on my first pass of this edition.||2 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre.|
|TAAF||Cormorans de Kerguelan et de Crozet: single possibly featuring Kerguelen Shag (Phalacrocorax verrucosus) and Crozet Shag (Phalacrocorax melanogenis). The image is taken from Phil'Info for January 2021.||2 January 2021||Le Carré D'Encre.|
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