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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1977.01   29.09.1977   Birds      
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
70     62     Common Snipe    Gallinago gallinago     
1.80k     52     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     
2.50k     62     Whimbrel    Numenius phaeopus     

1978.01   26.01.1978   Mykines Island   5v set   
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
1k     66     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     
1.50k     30     Northern Gannet    Morus bassanus     
1.80k     30     Northern Gannet    Morus bassanus     
and     66     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     

1978.02   13.04.1978   Sea birds      
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica Common Murre Uria aalge
1.40k     30     Northern Gannet    Morus bassanus     
1.80k     66     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     
4k     66     Common Murre    Uria aalge     

1987.01   07.09.1987   Hestur Island   5v set   
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
2.70k     64     Black-legged Kittiwake    Rissa tridactyla     

1988.01   05.09.1988   National movement meeting   3v set   
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
12k     52     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     

1991.01   03.06.1991   Birds      
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
3.70k     64     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     
3.70k     64     Black-legged Kittiwake    Rissa tridactyla     

1991.02   03.06.1991   Birds   Booklet   1991.01
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
3.70k     64     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     
3.70k     64     Black-legged Kittiwake    Rissa tridactyla     

1995.01   12.06.1995   The Raven      
Northern Raven Corvus corax Northern Raven Corvus corax
4k     163     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     
4k     163     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     Albino

1995.02   12.06.1995   The Raven   Booklet   1995.01
Northern Raven Corvus corax Northern Raven Corvus corax
4k     163     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     
4k     163     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     

1996.01   15.04.1996   Birds      
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
4.50k     172     Bohemian Waxwing    Bombycilla garrulus     
4.50k     232     Red Crossbill    Loxia curvirostra     

1996.02   15.04.1996   Birds   Booklet   1996.01
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
4.50k     172     Bohemian Waxwing    Bombycilla garrulus     
4.50k     232     Red Crossbill    Loxia curvirostra     

1997.01   17.02.1997   Migratory birds      
Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
4.50k     232     Common Redpoll    Acanthis flammea     
4.50k     232     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     

1997.02   17.02.1997   Birds   Booklet   1997.01
Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
4.50k     232     Common Redpoll    Acanthis flammea     
4.50k     232     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     

1998.01   23.02.1998   Birds      
Common Blackbird Turdus merula Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
4.50k     218     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     
4.50k     216     Common Starling    Sturnus vulgaris     

1998.02   23.02.1998   Birds   Booklet   1998.01
Common Blackbird Turdus merula Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
4.50k     218     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     
4.50k     216     Common Starling    Sturnus vulgaris     

1999.01   22.02.1999   Sedentary birds      
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
4.50k     224     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     
4.50k     210     Eurasian Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes     

1999.02   22.02.1999   Sedentary birds   Booklet   1999.01
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
4.50k     224     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     
4.50k     210     Eurasian Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes     

2002.01   17.06.2002   Eggs and chicks      
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
5k     62     Whimbrel    Numenius phaeopus     
7.50k     62     Common Snipe    Gallinago gallinago     
12k     52     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     
20k     56     European Golden Plover    Pluvialis apricaria     

2002.02   23.09.2002   Merlin      
Merlin Falco columbarius
30k     104     Merlin    Falco columbarius     

2004.01   20.09.2004   Janus Djurhuus paintings   10v sheet   
Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
7.50k     210     Eurasian Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes     
and     163     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     

2005.01   06.06.2005   WWF      
Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa European Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa European Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
8.50k     18     Leach's Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma leucorhoa     
9k     18     European Storm Petrel    Hydrobates pelagicus     
12k     18     Leach's Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma leucorhoa     
20k     18     European Storm Petrel    Hydrobates pelagicus     

2007.01   11.06.2007   Poultry   3v set   
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
20k     8     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     

2007.02   01.10.2007   Stone fence   8v sheet   

Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes European Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
5.50k     210     Eurasian Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes     
5.50k     18     European Storm Petrel    Hydrobates pelagicus     
5.50k     219     Northern Wheatear    Oenanthe oenanthe     
5.50k     216     Common Starling    Sturnus vulgaris     

2009.01   16.09.2009   Doves      
Rock Dove Columba livia Rock Dove Columba livia
14k     68     Rock Dove    Columba livia     
36k     68     Rock Dove    Columba livia     

2012.01   20.02.2012   Animals of the viking age   2v set   
Great Auk Pinguinus impennis
13k     66     Great Auk    Pinguinus impennis     

2016.01   22.02.2016   Sepac      
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
17k     52     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     

2017.04   27.02.2017   Common Eider      
Common Eider Somateria mollissima Common Eider Somateria mollissima
18k     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     
27k     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     

Faroe Islands map

Location: Northern Europe, island group between the Norwegian Sea and the north Atlantic Ocean
Population: 48,600
Climate: mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy
Terrain: rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast

Birds: 260 species

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13.08.2017