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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1956.01   01.11.1956   Definitives      
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
2.40$     73     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
4.80$     65     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     

1962.01   10.12.1962   Surcharge on 1956.01      
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
1.40$     73     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
2.80$     65     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     

1964.01   02.11.1964   Definitives      
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
3c     73     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     

1973.01   30.06.1973   First issue of coinage      
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
1c     21     Green-throated Carib    Eulampis holosericeus     
and     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
5c     27     Zenaida Dove    Zenaida aurita     
10c     90     Ringed Kingfisher    Megaceryle torquata     
25c     24     Mangrove Cuckoo    Coccyzus minor     
50c     73     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
1$     65     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     

1980.01   06.05.1980   London 1980   wmk sideways   
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
20c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
25c     65     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
50c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
75c     73     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     

1980.02   06.05.1980   London 1980   Sheet, wmk upright   1980.01

Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
20c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
25c     65     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
50c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
75c     73     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     

1982.01   05.04.1982   Hummingbirds      
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
15c     21     Green-throated Carib    Eulampis holosericeus     
30c     21     Green-throated Carib    Eulampis holosericeus     
35c     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
1.25$     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     

1985.01   03.07.1985   Birds of the British Virgin Islands      
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Grey Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans American Kestrel Falco sparverius Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea Green Heron Butorides virescens Common Ground Dove Columbina passerina Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita
1c     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
2c     70     Yellow-crowned Night Heron    Nyctanassa violacea     
5c     24     Mangrove Cuckoo    Coccyzus minor     
8c     217     Northern Mockingbird    Mimus polyglottos     
10c     122     Grey Kingbird    Tyrannus dominicensis     
12c     27     Scaly-naped Pigeon    Patagioenas squamosa     
15c     70     Least Bittern    Ixobrychus exilis     
18c     24     Smooth-billed Ani    Crotophaga ani     
20c     30     Clapper Rail    Rallus crepitans     
25c     104     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
30c     217     Pearly-eyed Thrasher    Margarops fuscatus     
35c     27     Bridled Quail-Dove    Geotrygon mystacea     
40c     70     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
50c     27     Common Ground Dove    Columbina passerina     
60c     70     Little Blue Heron    Egretta caerulea     
1$     63     Audubon's Shearwater    Puffinus lherminieri     
2$     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
3$     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
5$     27     Zenaida Dove    Zenaida aurita     

1985.02   17.12.1985   Audubon      
Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens American Kestrel Falco sparverius
5c     238     Seaside Sparrow    Ammodramus maritimus     
30c     27     Passenger Pigeon    Ectopistes migratorius †     
50c     245     Yellow-breasted Chat    Icteria virens     
1$     104     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     

1986.01   10.02.1986   Overprint OFFICIAL on 1985.01      
Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Green Heron Butorides virescens Common Ground Dove Columbina passerina Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
2c     70     Yellow-crowned Night Heron    Nyctanassa violacea     
8c     217     Northern Mockingbird    Mimus polyglottos     
12c     27     Scaly-naped Pigeon    Patagioenas squamosa     
18c     24     Smooth-billed Ani    Crotophaga ani     
40c     70     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
50c     27     Common Ground Dove    Columbina passerina     
60c     70     Little Blue Heron    Egretta caerulea     
1$     63     Audubon's Shearwater    Puffinus lherminieri     
2$     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
3$     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1986.02   Overprint OFFICIAL on 1985.01      
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor Grey Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans American Kestrel Falco sparverius Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita
1c     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
5c     24     Mangrove Cuckoo    Coccyzus minor     
10c     122     Grey Kingbird    Tyrannus dominicensis     
15c     70     Least Bittern    Ixobrychus exilis     
20c     30     Clapper Rail    Rallus crepitans     
25c     104     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
30c     217     Pearly-eyed Thrasher    Margarops fuscatus     
35c     27     Bridled Quail-Dove    Geotrygon mystacea     
5$     27     Zenaida Dove    Zenaida aurita     

1987.01   28.10.1987   Imprint 1987 on 1985.01      
Grey Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans American Kestrel Falco sparverius Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
10c     122     Grey Kingbird    Tyrannus dominicensis     
15c     70     Least Bittern    Ixobrychus exilis     
20c     30     Clapper Rail    Rallus crepitans     
25c     104     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
35c     27     Bridled Quail-Dove    Geotrygon mystacea     
1$     63     Audubon's Shearwater    Puffinus lherminieri     
3$     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1988.01   15.11.1988   Wildlife      
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata
2$     13     Northern Shoveler    Spatula clypeata     MS

1988.02   30.11.1988   WWF      
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
10c     73     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
12c     73     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
15c     73     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
35c     73     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     

1989.01   28.09.1989   Apollo 11   4v set   
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
15c     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     

1990.01   15.05.1990   Birds      
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata Green Heron Butorides virescens American Yellow Warbler Setophaga aestiva Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Black-faced Grassquit Tiaris bicolor
5c     63     Audubon's Shearwater    Puffinus lherminieri     
12c     27     Scaly-naped Pigeon    Patagioenas squamosa     
20c     30     Common Gallinule    Gallinula galeata     
25c     70     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
40c     247     American Yellow Warbler    Setophaga aestiva     
60c     24     Smooth-billed Ani    Crotophaga ani     
1$     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
1.25$     250     Black-faced Grassquit    Tiaris bicolor     

1990.02   15.05.1990   Birds      
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
2$     52     Royal Tern    Thalasseus maximus     Egg MS
2$     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     Egg MS

1994.01   30.09.1994   Apollo 11   Sheet   

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
50c     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
50c     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 50c
50c     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 50c
50c     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 50c
50c     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 50c
50c     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 50c

1994.02   30.09.1994   Apollo 11      1994.01
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
2$     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     MS

1995.01   15.11.1995   Flamingos in Anegada      
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
15c     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
20c     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
60c     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
1.45$     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

1995.02   15.11.1995   Flamingos in Anegada      
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
2$     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     MS

2001.01   01.02.2001   Hong Kong 2001   Sheet   
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala Barred Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia unchall
50c     27     White-crowned Pigeon    Patagioenas leucocephala     
50c     27     Barred Cuckoo-Dove    Macropygia unchall     

2002.01   13.09.2002   Beaches of Virgin Gorda      
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
5c     63     Audubon's Shearwater    Puffinus lherminieri     
40c     52     Laughing Gull    Leucophaeus atricilla     
60c     73     American White Pelican    Pelecanus erythrorhynchos     
75c     67     Pelagic Cormorant    Phalacrocorax pelagicus     
1$     65     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
2$     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

2002.02   01.12.2002   BirdLife International   Brown frame with year imprint   
West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea
10c     13     West Indian Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arborea     
35c     13     West Indian Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arborea     
40c     13     West Indian Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arborea     
70c     13     West Indian Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arborea     

2002.03   01.12.2002   BirdLife International   Sheet, no frame   2002.02

West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea
10c     13     West Indian Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arborea     
35c     13     West Indian Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arborea     
40c     13     West Indian Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arborea     
70c     13     West Indian Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arborea     
2$     13     West Indian Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arborea     New

2005.01   08.07.2005   Birdlife International      
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum American Yellow Warbler Setophaga aestiva Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
5c     247     Black-and-white Warbler    Mniotilta varia     
25c     247     Worm-eating Warbler    Helmitheros vermivorum     
35c     247     American Yellow Warbler    Setophaga aestiva     
50c     247     Prothonotary Warbler    Protonotaria citrea     

2005.02   08.07.2005   Birdlife International   Sheet   2005.01

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Black-and-white Warbler  Mniotilta varia Prairie Warbler  Setophaga discolor Myrtle Warbler  Setophaga coronata Worm-eating Warbler  Helmitheros vermivorum American Yellow Warbler  Setophaga aestiva Black-throated Blue Warbler  Setophaga caerulescens Prothonotary Warbler  Protonotaria citrea Cape May Warbler  Setophaga tigrina Northern Parula  Setophaga americana Palm Warbler  Setophaga palmarum
5c     247     Black-and-white Warbler    Mniotilta varia     
10c     247     Prairie Warbler    Setophaga discolor     
15c     247     Myrtle Warbler    Setophaga coronata     
25c     247     Worm-eating Warbler    Helmitheros vermivorum     
35c     247     American Yellow Warbler    Setophaga aestiva     
40c     247     Black-throated Blue Warbler    Setophaga caerulescens     
50c     247     Prothonotary Warbler    Protonotaria citrea     
60c     247     Cape May Warbler    Setophaga tigrina     
75c     247     Northern Parula    Setophaga americana     
2.75$     247     Palm Warbler    Setophaga palmarum     

2014.01   30.01.2014   WWF      
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
35c     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     White frame
40c     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     White frame
75c     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     White frame
1.50$     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     White frame

2014.02   30.01.2014   WWF   Sheet   2014.01
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
35c     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     No frame
40c     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     No frame
75c     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     No frame
1.50$     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     No frame

2014.03   30.01.2014   WWF      
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
5$     21     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     MS

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Location: Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean
Population: 19,600
Climate: subtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds
Terrain: coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly

Birds: 133 species

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