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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     31     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
2c     105     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
3c     30     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
4c     26     Great Egret    Ardea alba     
5c     29     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
10c     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
15c     72     Smooth-billed Ani    Crotophaga ani     
20c     23     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
25c     235     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
50c     82     Green-throated Carib    Eulampis holosericeus     
1$     82     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
2.50$     26     Little Blue Heron    Egretta caerulea     
5$     82     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     105     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
5c     29     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
10c     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
15c     72     Smooth-billed Ani    Crotophaga ani     
20c     23     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
25c     235     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
50c     82     Green-throated Carib    Eulampis holosericeus     
1$     82     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
2.50$     26     Little Blue Heron    Egretta caerulea     
5$     82     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     82     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
20c     82     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     

1974.02   30.10.1974   Birds      
Forest Thrush Turdus lherminieri
10$     218     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     29     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
30c     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
45c     30     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     

1976.02   12.04.1976   Overprint O.H.M.S on 1970.01, 1974.02      
5c     29     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
10c     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
30c     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
45c     30     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
5$     82     Purple-throated Carib    Eulampis jugularis     
10$     218     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     235     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
65c     235     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     = 50c
and     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
1.50$     235     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     = 50c
2.50$     235     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     82     Blue-headed Hummingbird    Cyanophaia bicolor     
75c     82     Green-throated Carib    Eulampis holosericeus     
2$     82     Antillean Crested Hummingbird    Orthorhyncus cristatus     
3$     82     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     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
10c     235     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     
15c     45     Common Gallinule    Gallinula galeata     
20c     31     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
25c     158     Black-whiskered Vireo    Vireo altiloquus     
40c     215     Scaly-breasted Thrasher    Allenia fusca     
55c     65     Laughing Gull    Leucophaeus atricilla     
70c     25     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     
90c     26     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
1$     88     Belted Kingfisher    Megaceryle alcyon     
1.15$     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
3$     105     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
5$     218     Forest Thrush    Turdus lherminieri     
7.50$     26     Black-crowned Night Heron    Nycticorax nycticorax     
10$     69     Bridled Quail-Dove    Geotrygon mystacea     

1985.01   08.02.1985   National emblems   3v set   
Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi
3$     235     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     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
10c     235     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     
15c     45     Common Gallinule    Gallinula galeata     
20c     31     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
25c     158     Black-whiskered Vireo    Vireo altiloquus     
40c     215     Scaly-breasted Thrasher    Allenia fusca     
55c     65     Laughing Gull    Leucophaeus atricilla     
70c     25     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     
90c     26     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
1$     88     Belted Kingfisher    Megaceryle alcyon     
1.15$     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
3$     105     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
5$     218     Forest Thrush    Turdus lherminieri     
10$     69     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     233     Black-throated Blue Warbler    Setophaga caerulescens     
15c     233     Palm Warbler    Setophaga palmarum     
30c     235     Bobolink    Dolichonyx oryzivorus     
30c     237     Lark Sparrow    Chondestes grammacus     
55c     237     Chipping Sparrow    Spizella passerina     
55c     235     Bullock's Oriole    Icterus bullockii     
2.50$     232     American Goldfinch    Spinus tristis     
2.50$     240     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     25     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     
1$     31     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
1.15$     235     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     
1.50$     26     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
2.30$     105     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     

1987.02   29.11.1987   Royal wedding anniversary   "Edingburgh"   1984.01
5c     26     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
1.15$     235     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     
2.30$     158     Black-whiskered Vireo    Vireo altiloquus     
5$     215     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     26     Green Heron    Butorides virescens     
1.15$     235     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     
2.30$     158     Black-whiskered Vireo    Vireo altiloquus     
5$     215     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     30     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
1.15$     120     Caribbean Elaenia    Elaenia martinica     
1.50$     25     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     
3.50$     82     Purple-throated Carib    Eulampis jugularis     

1988.02   02.04.1988   Easter      
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
5$     29     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     63     Spotted Sandpiper    Actitis macularius     
1.15$     63     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
3.50$     31     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     

1988.04   04.12.1988   Christmas      
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
5$     20     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$     14     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     
3.50$     12     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     

1992.01   16.01.1992   Discovery of America   7v sheet   
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao
1.50$     108     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
and     89     Jamaican Tody    Todus todus     
and     82     Buffy Hummingbird    Leucippus fallax     
and     82     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$     235     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
1.15$     235     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
1.50$     235     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     
3.60$     235     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     

1992.03   03.07.1992   Overprint OHMS on 1991.01      
1$     12     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     
1.50$     14     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

1993.01   05.10.1993   Inscription ISLAND DECLARED...   7v sheet   1992.01
1.50$     108     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
and     89     Jamaican Tody    Todus todus     
and     82     Buffy Hummingbird    Leucippus fallax     
and     82     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$     34     Turkey Vulture    Cathartes aura     
1.15$     163     American Crow    Corvus brachyrhynchos     
1.50$     66     Great Skua    Stercorarius skua     
3.45$     65     Black-legged Kittiwake    Rissa tridactyla     

1997.02   28.01.1997   Birds      
King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa
4.50$     34     King Vulture    Sarcoramphus papa     MS

1997.03   29.05.1997   PACIFIC 97   9v sheet   
3.45$     65     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$     72     Mangrove Cuckoo    Coccyzus minor     
1.50$     82     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$     72     Mangrove Cuckoo    Coccyzus minor     
1.50$     82     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$     185     Golden Swallow    Tachycineta euchrysea     
1.15$     69     Crested Quail-Dove    Geotrygon versicolor     
1.50$     218     Red-legged Thrush    Turdus plumbeus     
5$     104     Fernandina's Flicker    Colaptes fernandinae     

2001.02   26.03.2001   Caribbean birds      
St. Vincent Amazon Amazona guildingii
8$     108     St. Vincent Amazon    Amazona guildingii     MS

2002.01   29.11.2002   Wild flowers of Montserrat   4v set   
Antillean Euphonia Euphonia musica
1.50$     232     Antillean Euphonia    Euphonia musica     

2002.02   29.11.2002   Wild flowers of Montserrat      
Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
8$     238     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     88     Belted Kingfisher    Megaceryle alcyon     
1.15$     233     American Yellow Warbler    Setophaga aestiva     
1.50$     233     Hooded Warbler    Setophaga citrina     
5$     172     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$     25     Roseate Spoonbill    Platalea ajaja     
1.50$     65     Laughing Gull    Leucophaeus atricilla     
1.50$     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1.50$     218     Spectacled Thrush    Turdus nudigenis     
1.50$     82     Glittering-throated Emerald    Amazilia fimbriata     
1.50$     235     Carib Grackle    Quiscalus lugubris     

2003.03   01.12.2003   Birds of the Caribbean      
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
6$     236     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$     29     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
2.30$     23     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
2.30$              Not identified     
2.30$     18     Waved Albatross    Phoebastria irrorata     

2005.02   25.04.2005   Seabird of the Caribbean      
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
6$     65     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     MS

2006.01   01.04.2006   Overprint 30th ANNIVERSARY...on previous issues      
Golden Swallow Tachycineta euchrysea
1$     185     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$     108     Red-and-green Macaw    Ara chloropterus     
3.40$     108     Mitred Parakeet    Psittacara mitratus     
3.40$     108     Sun Parakeet    Aratinga solstitialis     
3.40$     108     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     

2007.02   11.10.2007   Parrots of the Caribbean      
Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
7$     108     Hyacinth Macaw    Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus     MS

2008.01   03.07.2008   Endangered animals   6v sheet   
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
2.25$     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     

2008.02   30.09.2008   UWI, The University of the West Indies   2v set   
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
5$     29     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$     72     Smooth-billed Ani    Crotophaga ani     
2.75$     105     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
2.75$     45     Common Gallinule    Gallinula galeata     
2.75$     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

2009.02   01.04.2009   Birds of Montserrat      
Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi
7$     235     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$     26     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.25$     26     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.50$     26     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.75$     26     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$     26     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.25$     26     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.50$     26     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     
2.75$     26     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     

2011.01   11.11.2011   Fauna of China   4v sheet   
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
1.10$     26     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 Anas discors
3.50$     9     Northern Pintail    Anas acuta     
3.50$     9     Green-winged Teal    Anas carolinensis     
3.50$     9     Fulvous Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna bicolor     
3.50$     9     Blue-winged Teal    Anas discors     

2012.02   28.02.2012   Ducks      
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
6$     9     Northern Shoveler    Anas 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$     82     Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer    Chalybura urochrysia     
3$     82     White-bellied Mountaingem    Lampornis hemileucus     
3$     82     Olivaceous Thornbill    Chalcostigma olivaceum     
3$     82     White-bellied Emerald    Amazilia candida     

2014.02   22.04.2014   Hummingbirds   Sheet   
Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii Collared Inca Coeligena torquata
3.50$     82     Chestnut-breasted Coronet    Boissonneaua matthewsii     
3.50$     82     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$     215     Brown Trembler    Cinclocerthia ruficauda     
3.25$     81     American Black Swift    Cypseloides niger     
3.25$     63     Willet    Tringa semipalmata     
3.25$     65     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     

2016.02   28.03.2016   Birds of Montserrat      
Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi
7$     235     Montserrat Oriole    Icterus oberi     MS

Montserrat map

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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05.10.2016