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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1951.01   26.10.1951   Tuberculosis relief fund      
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Common Crane Grus grus Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
7m     10     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     
12m     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     
20m     52     Caspian Tern    Hydroprogne caspia     

1952.01   04.12.1952   Tuberculosis relief fund      
Great Tit Parus major Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Common Swift Apus apus
10m     181     Great Tit    Parus major     
15m     221     Spotted Flycatcher    Muscicapa striata     
25m     20     Common Swift    Apus apus     

1956.01   25.09.1956   Tuberculosis relief fund      
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo Mute Swan Cygnus olor
10m     174     Bohemian Waxwing    Bombycilla garrulus     
20m     80     Eurasian Eagle-Owl    Bubo bubo     
30m     13     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

1956.02   30.10.1956   Northern countries' day      
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
20m     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     
30m     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     = 20m

1960.01   18.06.1960   Karelian national festival      
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
30m     24     Common Cuckoo    Cuculus canorus     

1970.01   10.02.1970   Nature conservation year      
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
30p     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

1974.01   18.03.1974   Baltic area marine environmental conference      
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
60p     52     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     

1975.01   30.07.1975   European security and co-operation conference      
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
90p     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1978.01   06.07.1978   Eino Leino      
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
1m     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

1978.02   23.10.1978   Christmas      
Great Tit Parus major
50p     181     Great Tit    Parus major     

1981.01   27.10.1981   Christmas   4v set   
Great Tit Parus major
70p     181     Great Tit    Parus major     
and     234     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     

1982.01   25.10.1982   Christmas   2v set   
Great Tit Parus major
90p     181     Great Tit    Parus major     

1983.01   10.02.1983   National parks   2v set   
Razorbill Alca torda
1.80m     54     Razorbill    Alca torda     

1985.01   19.06.1985   European security and co-operation conference      1975.01
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
2.10m     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1986.01   10.04.1986   Europa   2v set   
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
2.20m     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1987.01   15.05.1987   Ateneum art museum paintings   5v booklet   
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix
1.70m     165     Hooded Crow    Corvus cornix     

1989.01   03.11.1989   Christmas   2v set   
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus
1.90m     165     Siberian Jay    Perisoreus infaustus     

1991.01   20.03.1991   Birds   Booklet   
Great Tit Parus major Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
10p     181     Great Tit    Parus major     
60p     234     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
2.10m     234     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     

1991.02   01.11.1991   Christmas   2v set   
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
2.10m     234     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     

1992.01   22.04.1992   Birds   Booklet   
White Wagtail Motacilla alba European Robin Erithacus rubecula Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
10p     232     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     
60p     221     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
2.10m     174     Bohemian Waxwing    Bombycilla garrulus     

1993.01   04.06.1993   Birds   Booklet   
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
10p     80     Boreal Owl    Aegolius funereus     
20p     221     Common Redstart    Phoenicurus phoenicurus     
2.30m     102     White-backed Woodpecker    Dendrocopos leucotos     

1993.02   20.09.1993   Water birds   Booklet   

Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica Common Merganser Mergus merganser Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
2.30m     58     Black-throated Loon    Gavia arctica     
2.30m     58     Black-throated Loon    Gavia arctica     
2.30m     13     Common Merganser    Mergus merganser     
2.30m     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
2.30m     13     Red-breasted Merganser    Mergus serrator     

1994.01   04.11.1994   Christmas   2v set   
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
2.10m     234     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     

1994.02   04.11.1994   Christmas   Booklet   1994.01
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
2.10m     234     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     cl
2.10m     234     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     cr

1996.01   06.09.1996   Shorebirds   Sheet   
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
2.80m     49     Common Snipe    Gallinago gallinago     
2.80m     40     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     
2.80m     49     Eurasian Curlew    Numenius arquata     
2.80m     49     Eurasian Woodcock    Scolopax rusticola     
2.80m     43     Northern Lapwing    Vanellus vanellus     

1997.01   30.01.1997   Tokens of affection   8v booklet   
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
*     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1997.02   25.04.1997   The archipelagic sea national park      
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
4.30m     52     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     

1997.03   19.08.1997   The Crane   Sheet   
Common Crane Grus grus Common Crane Grus grus Common Crane Grus grus Common Crane Grus grus
2.80m     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     
2.80m     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     
2.80m     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     
2.80m     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     

1998.01   15.01.1998   Provincial bird   sa   
Common Blackbird Turdus merula
*     220     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     

1998.02   04.09.1998   Stamp day, owls   Sheet   
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
3m     80     Eurasian Eagle-Owl    Bubo bubo     
3m     80     Eurasian Eagle-Owl    Bubo bubo     
3m     80     Boreal Owl    Aegolius funereus     
3m     80     Great Grey Owl    Strix nebulosa     
3m     80     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     

1999.01   27.01.1999   Bluethroat   sa   
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
*     221     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     

1999.02   18.05.1999   Nocturnal summer birds   Sheet   
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Corn Crake Crex crex Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris
3m     221     Thrush Nightingale    Luscinia luscinia     
3m     24     Common Cuckoo    Cuculus canorus     
3m     17     European Nightjar    Caprimulgus europaeus     
3m     30     Corn Crake    Crex crex     
3m     70     Eurasian Bittern    Botaurus stellaris     

1999.03   05.11.1999   Christmas   3v set   
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
3.50m     234     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     

2000.01   15.03.2000   The Finnish Red Cross: domestic animals   2v set   
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
4.80m     232     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     

2000.02   05.09.2000   Animals   sa   
Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus
*     10     Willow Ptarmigan    Lagopus lagopus     

2000.03   03.11.2000   Christmas   2v set, sa   
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
3.50m     234     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     p 14¼

2000.04   03.11.2000   Christmas   Sold with label attached, sa   2000.03
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
3.50m     234     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     p 13¾

2001.01   16.05.2001   Woodpeckers   Sheet   
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dryobates minor Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius
3.50m     102     Lesser Spotted Woodpecker    Dryobates minor     
3.50m     102     Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker    Picoides tridactylus     
3.50m     102     White-backed Woodpecker    Dendrocopos leucotos     
3.50m     102     Great Spotted Woodpecker    Dendrocopos major     
3.50m     102     Grey-headed Woodpecker    Picus canus     
3.50m     102     Black Woodpecker    Dryocopus martius     

2001.02   06.09.2001   Birds   sa   
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus White Wagtail Motacilla alba Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
*     181     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     
*     232     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     
*     161     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     

2002.01   01.01.2002   Swan   sa   
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
0.50€     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     

2002.02   01.01.2002   Finnish flag   Booklet, sa   
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
*     52     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     

2002.03   15.04.2002   Gulf of Finland   5v booklet   
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
*     52     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     

2003.01   15.01.2003   Provincial birds   Strip, sa   
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus
*     24     Common Cuckoo    Cuculus canorus     
*     185     Eurasian Skylark    Alauda arvensis     
*     165     Siberian Jay    Perisoreus infaustus     

2003.02   03.03.2003   Painting by Ferdinand von Wright   sa   
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus
0.90€     10     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     

2003.03   07.05.2003   Summer   6v sheet   
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
0.65€     165     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     

2004.01   14.01.2004   Sibelius   3v strip, sa   
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
*     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     

2004.02   26.03.2004   Swallows   2v set, sa   
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
*     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
and     187     Common House Martin    Delichon urbicum     

2004.03   28.04.2004   Woodland animals   6v sheet   
Northern Raven Corvus corax
0.65€     165     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     

2006.01   27.10.2006   Christmas   sa   
Great Tit Parus major Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
0.50€     181     Great Tit    Parus major     
1kl     174     Bohemian Waxwing    Bombycilla garrulus     

2008.01   27.02.2008   Rain or sunshine   5v booklet, sa   
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
1kl     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

2010.01   13.09.2010   Autumn   3v sheet, sa   
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
1kl     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     

2012.01   03.09.2012   Autumn dream   5v sheet, sa   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
1kl     13     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

2015.01   02.03.2015   Spring   sa   
Great Tit Parus major
1kl     181     Great Tit    Parus major     

2016.01   09.09.2016   Everyman's rights   6v booklet, sa   
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa
1kl     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     
1kl     80     Great Grey Owl    Strix nebulosa     

2016.02   09.09.2016   WWF   3v set, sa   
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus
1kl     52     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     
1kl     13     Lesser White-fronted Goose    Anser erythropus     

2017.01   20.01.2017   Lions International   Sheet, sa   
Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus Huia Heteralocha acutirostris
*     24     Greater Roadrunner    Geococcyx californianus     
*     140     Huia    Heteralocha acutirostris †     

2017.02   24.02.2017   Silence   3v set, sa   
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
*     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     

2017.03   09.05.2017   Arktika   Sheet, sa   
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca Brant Goose Branta bernicla Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
0.10€     13     Long-tailed Duck    Clangula hyemalis     
0.20€     13     Velvet Scoter    Melanitta fusca     
*     13     Brant Goose    Branta bernicla     
*     13     Barnacle Goose    Branta leucopsis     

2017.04   09.05.2017   Arktika   Booklet, sa   2017.02
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
0.10€     13     Long-tailed Duck    Clangula hyemalis     

2017.05   09.05.2017   Arktika   Booklet, sa   2017.02
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca
0.20€     13     Velvet Scoter    Melanitta fusca     

2017.06   03.11.2017   Christmas   sa   
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
*     234     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     

2018.01   28.02.2018   WWF   3v set, sa   
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
*     80     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     

2018.02   12.09.2018   Finnish nature   5v set, sa   
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
*     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     

2019.01   08.05.2019   Europa   sa   
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
*     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     
*     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     

2020.01   11.03.2020   Migratory birds   Sheet, sa   
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis White Wagtail Motacilla alba
*     234     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
*     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
*     185     Eurasian Skylark    Alauda arvensis     
*     232     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     

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Location: Northern Europe
Population: 5.2 million
Climate: cold temperate; potentially subarctic, but comparatively mild because of moderating influence of the North Atlantic Current
Terrain: mostly low, flat to rolling plains interspersed with lakes and low hills

Birds: 450 species

Links:
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Where do you want to go birding today?
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Ateneum Art Museum - web search
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24.04.2020