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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1970.01   02.07.1970   Birds   Chalk-surfaced paper   
Red-footed Booby Sula sula American Kestrel Falco sparverius Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Great Egret Ardea alba Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis
1c     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
2c     104     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
3c     29     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
4c     25     Great Egret    Ardea alba     
5c     28     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
10c     246     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
15c     71     Smooth-billed Ani    Crotophaga ani     
20c     22     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
25c     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
50c     81     Green-throated Carib    Eulampis holosericeus     
1$     81     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
2.50$     25     Little Blue Heron    Egretta caerulea     
5$     81     Purple-throated Carib    Eulampis jugularis     

1971.01   22.01.1971   Birds   Glazed paper   1970.01
American Kestrel Falco sparverius Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis
2c     104     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
5c     28     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
10c     246     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
15c     71     Smooth-billed Ani    Crotophaga ani     
20c     22     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
25c     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
50c     81     Green-throated Carib    Eulampis holosericeus     
1$     81     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
2.50$     25     Little Blue Heron    Egretta caerulea     
5$     81     Purple-throated Carib    Eulampis jugularis     

1974.01   02.10.1974   Surcharge on 1970.01      
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
2c     81     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
20c     81     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     

1974.02   30.10.1974   Birds      
Forest Thrush Turdus lherminieri
10$     216     Forest Thrush    Turdus lherminieri     

1976.01   12.04.1976   Surcharge on 1970.01      
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
2c     28     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
30c     246     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
45c     29     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     

1976.02   12.04.1976   Overprint O.H.M.S on 1970.01, 1974.02      
5c     28     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
10c     246     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
30c     246     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
45c     29     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
5$     81     Purple-throated Carib    Eulampis jugularis     
10$     216     Forest Thrush    Turdus lherminieri     

1981.01   18.05.1981   Montserrat National Trust      
Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi
50c     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
65c     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     = 50c
and     25     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
1.50$     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     = 50c
2.50$     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     = 50c

1983.01   24.05.1983   Hummingbirds      
Blue-headed Hummingbird Cyanophaia bicolor Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis
35c     81     Blue-headed Hummingbird    Cyanophaia bicolor     
75c     81     Green-throated Carib    Eulampis holosericeus     
2$     81     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
3$     81     Purple-throated Carib    Eulampis jugularis     

1984.01   28.05.1984   Birds      
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus Scaly-breasted Thrasher Allenia fusca Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Green Heron Butorides virescens Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon Bananaquit Coereba flaveola American Kestrel Falco sparverius Forest Thrush Turdus lherminieri Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea
5c     25     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
10c     242     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     
15c     44     Common Gallinule    Gallinula galeata     
20c     30     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
25c     156     Black-whiskered Vireo    Vireo altiloquus     
40c     213     Scaly-breasted Thrasher    Allenia fusca     
55c     64     Laughing Gull    Leucophaeus atricilla     
70c     24     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     
90c     25     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
1$     87     Belted Kingfisher    Megaceryle alcyon     
1.15$     246     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
3$     104     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
5$     216     Forest Thrush    Turdus lherminieri     
7.50$     25     Black-crowned Night Heron    Nycticorax nycticorax     
10$     68     Bridled Quail-Dove    Geotrygon mystacea     

1985.01   08.02.1985   National emblems   3v set   
Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi
3$     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     

1985.02   12.04.1985   Overprint OHMS on 1984.01      
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus Scaly-breasted Thrasher Allenia fusca Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Green Heron Butorides virescens Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon Bananaquit Coereba flaveola American Kestrel Falco sparverius Forest Thrush Turdus lherminieri Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea
5c     25     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
10c     242     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     
15c     44     Common Gallinule    Gallinula galeata     
20c     30     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
25c     156     Black-whiskered Vireo    Vireo altiloquus     
40c     213     Scaly-breasted Thrasher    Allenia fusca     
55c     64     Laughing Gull    Leucophaeus atricilla     
70c     24     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     
90c     25     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
1$     87     Belted Kingfisher    Megaceryle alcyon     
1.15$     246     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
3$     104     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
5$     216     Forest Thrush    Turdus lherminieri     
10$     68     Bridled Quail-Dove    Geotrygon mystacea     

1985.03   29.11.1985   Audubon      
Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii American Goldfinch Spinus tristis Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
15c     243     Black-throated Blue Warbler    Setophaga caerulescens     
15c     243     Palm Warbler    Setophaga palmarum     
30c     242     Bobolink    Dolichonyx oryzivorus     
30c     234     Lark Sparrow    Chondestes grammacus     
55c     234     Chipping Sparrow    Spizella passerina     
55c     242     Bullock's Oriole    Icterus bullockii     
2.50$     230     American Goldfinch    Spinus tristis     
2.50$     245     Blue Grosbeak    Passerina caerulea     

1987.01   06.04.1987   Surcharge on 1984.01      
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris Green Heron Butorides virescens American Kestrel Falco sparverius
5c     24     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     
1$     30     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
1.15$     242     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     
1.50$     25     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
2.30$     104     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     

1987.02   29.11.1987   Royal wedding anniversary   "Edingburgh"   1984.01
Green Heron Butorides virescens Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus Scaly-breasted Thrasher Allenia fusca
10c     25     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
25c     242     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     
40c     156     Black-whiskered Vireo    Vireo altiloquus     
90c     213     Scaly-breasted Thrasher    Allenia fusca     

1987.03   18.12.1987   Royal wedding anniversary   "Edinburgh"   1984.01
Green Heron Butorides virescens Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus Scaly-breasted Thrasher Allenia fusca
5c     25     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
1.15$     242     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     
2.30$     156     Black-whiskered Vireo    Vireo altiloquus     
5$     213     Scaly-breasted Thrasher    Allenia fusca     

1988.01   02.04.1988   Easter      
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis
90c     29     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
1.15$     120     Caribbean Elaenia    Elaenia martinica     
1.50$     24     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     
3.50$     81     Purple-throated Carib    Eulampis jugularis     

1988.02   02.04.1988   Easter      
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
5$     28     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     MS

1988.03   04.12.1988   Christmas      
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Red-footed Booby Sula sula
90c     62     Spotted Sandpiper    Actitis macularius     
1.15$     62     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
3.50$     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     

1988.04   04.12.1988   Christmas      
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
5$     19     Audubon's Shearwater    Puffinus lherminieri     MS

1991.01   29.05.1991   Domestic birds   4v set   
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
1.50$     13     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     
3.50$     11     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     

1992.01   16.01.1992   Discovery of America   7v sheet   
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao
1.50$     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
and     88     Jamaican Tody    Todus todus     
and     81     Buffy Hummingbird    Leucippus fallax     
and     81     Amethyst Woodstar    Calliphlox amethystina     

1992.02   30.06.1992   Montserrat Oriole      
Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi
1$     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
1.15$     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
1.50$     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
3.60$     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     

1992.03   03.07.1992   Overprint OHMS on 1991.01      
1$     11     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     
1.50$     13     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

1993.01   05.10.1993   Inscription ISLAND DECLARED...   7v sheet   1992.01
1.50$     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
and     88     Jamaican Tody    Todus todus     
and     81     Buffy Hummingbird    Leucippus fallax     
and     81     Amethyst Woodstar    Calliphlox amethystina     

1997.01   28.01.1997   Birds      
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Great Skua Stercorarius skua Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
1$     33     Turkey Vulture    Cathartes aura     
1.15$     161     American Crow    Corvus brachyrhynchos     
1.50$     65     Great Skua    Stercorarius skua     
3.45$     64     Black-legged Kittiwake    Rissa tridactyla     

1997.02   28.01.1997   Birds      
King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa
4.50$     33     King Vulture    Sarcoramphus papa     MS

1997.03   29.05.1997   PACIFIC 97   9v sheet   
3.45$     64     Black-legged Kittiwake    Rissa tridactyla     1997.01

1997.04   23.06.1997   Active Volcano   9v sheet   
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
1.50$     71     Mangrove Cuckoo    Coccyzus minor     
1.50$     81     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     

1997.05   29.12.1997   Royal Albert Hall   9v sheet   1997.04
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
1.50$     71     Mangrove Cuckoo    Coccyzus minor     
1.50$     81     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     

2001.01   26.03.2001   Caribbean birds      
Golden Swallow Tachycineta euchrysea Crested Quail-Dove Geotrygon versicolor Red-legged Thrush Turdus plumbeus Fernandina's Flicker Colaptes fernandinae
1$     183     Golden Swallow    Tachycineta euchrysea     
1.15$     68     Crested Quail-Dove    Geotrygon versicolor     
1.50$     216     Red-legged Thrush    Turdus plumbeus     
5$     103     Fernandina's Flicker    Colaptes fernandinae     

2001.02   26.03.2001   Caribbean birds      
St. Vincent Amazon Amazona guildingii
8$     107     St. Vincent Amazon    Amazona guildingii     MS

2002.01   29.11.2002   Wild flowers of Montserrat   4v set   
Antillean Euphonia Euphonia musica
1.50$     230     Antillean Euphonia    Euphonia musica     

2002.02   29.11.2002   Wild flowers of Montserrat      
Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
8$     246     Red-legged Honeycreeper    Cyanerpes cyaneus     MS

2003.01   01.12.2003   Birds of the Caribbean      
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon American Yellow Warbler Setophaga aestiva Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
90c     87     Belted Kingfisher    Megaceryle alcyon     
1.15$     243     American Yellow Warbler    Setophaga aestiva     
1.50$     243     Hooded Warbler    Setophaga citrina     
5$     170     Cedar Waxwing    Bombycilla cedrorum     

2003.02   01.12.2003   Birds of the Caribbean   Sheet   

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Roseate Spoonbill  Platalea ajaja Laughing Gull  Leucophaeus atricilla White-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon lepturus Spectacled Thrush  Turdus nudigenis Glittering-throated Emerald  Amazilia fimbriata Carib Grackle  Quiscalus lugubris
1.50$     24     Roseate Spoonbill    Platalea ajaja     
1.50$     64     Laughing Gull    Leucophaeus atricilla     
1.50$     22     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1.50$     216     Spectacled Thrush    Turdus nudigenis     
1.50$     81     Glittering-throated Emerald    Amazilia fimbriata     
1.50$     242     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     

2003.03   01.12.2003   Birds of the Caribbean      
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
6$     246     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     MS

2005.01   25.04.2005   Seabirds of the Caribbean   Sheet   
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus  Not identified Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata
2.30$     28     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
2.30$     22     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
2.30$              Not identified     
2.30$     17     Waved Albatross    Phoebastria irrorata     

2005.02   25.04.2005   Seabird of the Caribbean      
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
6$     64     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     MS

2006.01   01.04.2006   Overprint 30th ANNIVERSARY...on previous issues      
Golden Swallow Tachycineta euchrysea
1$     183     Golden Swallow    Tachycineta euchrysea     2001.01

2007.01   11.10.2007   Parrots of the Caribbean   Sheet   
Red-and-green Macaw Ara chloropterus Mitred Parakeet Psittacara mitratus Sun Parakeet Aratinga solstitialis Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna
3.40$     107     Red-and-green Macaw    Ara chloropterus     
3.40$     107     Mitred Parakeet    Psittacara mitratus     
3.40$     107     Sun Parakeet    Aratinga solstitialis     
3.40$     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     

2007.02   11.10.2007   Parrots of the Caribbean      
Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
7$     107     Hyacinth Macaw    Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus     MS

2008.01   03.07.2008   Endangered animals   6v sheet   
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
2.25$     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     

2008.02   30.09.2008   UWI, The University of the West Indies   2v set   
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
5$     28     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     

2009.01   01.04.2009   Birds of Montserrat   Sheet   

Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani American Kestrel Falco sparverius Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
2.75$     71     Smooth-billed Ani    Crotophaga ani     
2.75$     104     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
2.75$     44     Common Gallinule    Gallinula galeata     
2.75$     25     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

2009.02   01.04.2009   Birds of Montserrat      
Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi
7$     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     MS

2010.01   29.10.2010   WWF   Sheet with 2 sets   

Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
1.10$     25     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.25$     25     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.50$     25     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.75$     25     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     

2010.02   29.10.2010   WWF   Sheet with 4 sets   

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Reddish Egret  Egretta rufescens Reddish Egret  Egretta rufescens Reddish Egret  Egretta rufescens Reddish Egret  Egretta rufescens
1.10$     25     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.25$     25     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.50$     25     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.75$     25     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     

2011.01   11.11.2011   Fauna of China   4v sheet   
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
1.10$     25     Purple Heron    Ardea purpurea     

2012.01   28.02.2012   Ducks   Sheet   
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis Fulvous Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors
3.50$     8     Northern Pintail    Anas acuta     
3.50$     8     Green-winged Teal    Anas carolinensis     
3.50$     8     Fulvous Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna bicolor     
3.50$     8     Blue-winged Teal    Spatula discors     

2012.02   28.02.2012   Ducks      
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata
6$     8     Northern Shoveler    Spatula clypeata     MS

2014.01   22.04.2014   Hummingbirds   Sheet   
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer Chalybura urochrysia White-bellied Mountaingem Lampornis hemileucus Olivaceous Thornbill Chalcostigma olivaceum White-bellied Emerald Amazilia candida
3$     81     Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer    Chalybura urochrysia     
3$     81     White-bellied Mountaingem    Lampornis hemileucus     
3$     81     Olivaceous Thornbill    Chalcostigma olivaceum     
3$     81     White-bellied Emerald    Amazilia candida     

2014.02   22.04.2014   Hummingbirds   Sheet   
Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii Collared Inca Coeligena torquata
3.50$     81     Chestnut-breasted Coronet    Boissonneaua matthewsii     
3.50$     81     Collared Inca    Coeligena torquata     

2016.01   28.03.2016   Birds of Montserrat   Sheet   
Brown Trembler Cinclocerthia ruficauda American Black Swift Cypseloides niger Willet Tringa semipalmata Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
3.25$     213     Brown Trembler    Cinclocerthia ruficauda     
3.25$     80     American Black Swift    Cypseloides niger     
3.25$     62     Willet    Tringa semipalmata     
3.25$     64     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     

2016.02   28.03.2016   Birds of Montserrat      
Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi
7$     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     MS

2018.01   18.08.2018   Birds   Sheet   
4$     81     Rufous-tailed Hummingbird    Amazilia tzacatl     
5$     81     Glittering-throated Emerald    Amazilia fimbriata     
6$     81     White-necked Jacobin    Florisuga mellivora     
7$     81     Cinnamon Hummingbird    Amazilia rutila     

2018.02   18.08.2018   Birds      
11$     242     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     MS

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Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea
Population: 9,600; an estimated 8,000 refugees left the island following the resumption of volcanic activity in July 1995; some have returned
Climate: tropical; little daily or seasonal temperature variation
Terrain: volcanic island, mostly mountainous, with small coastal lowland

Birds: 110 species. 2 endemic.

Links:
Montserrat Stamp Bureau postal administration website
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03.12.2018