Bird stamps of Ireland
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola  1978 Irish currency Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes  1979 Birds Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus  1979 Birds Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons  1979 Birds
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  1979 Birds Mallard Anas platyrhynchos  1983 Irish dogs 5v set Mallard Anas platyrhynchos  1983 Irish dogs 5v sheet European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur  1987 Christmas 3v set
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa  1987 Christmas 3v set Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus  1989 Game birds Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus  1989 Game birds Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola  1989 Game birds
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus  1989 Game birds Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus  1989 Game birds Sheet Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus  1989 Game birds Sheet Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola  1989 Game birds Sheet
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus  1989 Game birds Sheet Great Tit Parus major  1992 WWF 4v set Eurasian Teal Anas crecca  1996 Fresh water ducks Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata  1996 Fresh water ducks
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope  1996 Fresh water ducks Mallard Anas platyrhynchos  1996 Fresh water ducks Eurasian Teal Anas crecca  1996 Fresh water ducks Sheet Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata  1996 Fresh water ducks Sheet
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope  1996 Fresh water ducks Sheet Mallard Anas platyrhynchos  1996 Fresh water ducks Sheet Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus  1997 Birds European Robin Erithacus rubecula  1997 Birds Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica  1997 Birds
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba  1997 Birds Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons  1997 Birds European Robin Erithacus rubecula  1997 Birds, Robin Booklet European Robin Erithacus rubecula  1997 Birds, Robin Booklet Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  1997 Birds, Falcon and Robin Strip, sa, ISS European Robin Erithacus rubecula  1997 Birds, Falcon and Robin Strip, sa, ISS Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  1997 Birds, Falcon and Robin Strip, sa, SNP
European Robin Erithacus rubecula  1997 Birds, Falcon and Robin Strip, sa, SNP Mute Swan Cygnus olor  1997 Europa, Tales and legends 2v set Mute Swan Cygnus olor  1997 Europa, Tales and legends 2v set, sa Northern Pintail Anas acuta  1997 Pacific 97 p 14x14
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica  1997 Birds Northern Gannet Morus bassanus  1997 Birds Corn Crake Crex crex  1997 Birds Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis  1997 Birds Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus  1997 Birds Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna  1997 Birds Corn Crake Crex crex  1997 Birds, Corncrake and Falcon Booklet
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  1997 Birds, Corncrake and Falcon Booklet Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  1997 Birds, Corncrake and Falcon Booklet Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus  1998 Birds Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1998 Birds European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola  1998 Birds Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula  1998 Birds
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos  1998 Birds Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus  1998 Birds Northern Pintail Anas acuta  1998 Birds Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus  1998 Birds, Woodpigeon and Blackbird Booklet Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1998 Birds, Woodpigeon and Blackbird Booklet
Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Strip, sa, ISS Goldcrest Regulus regulus  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Strip, sa, ISS Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Strip, sa, SNP Goldcrest Regulus regulus  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Strip, sa, SNP Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, chsp Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, chsp Goldcrest Regulus regulus  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, chsp
Goldcrest Regulus regulus  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, chsp Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Strip, sa, pho, SNP Goldcrest Regulus regulus  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Strip, sa, pho, SNP Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1998 Birds ph European Robin Erithacus rubecula  1998 Birds ph European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola  1998 Birds ph
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula  1998 Birds ph Song Thrush Turdus philomelos  1998 Birds ph Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus  1998 Birds ph Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Strip, sa, pho, ISS Goldcrest Regulus regulus  1998 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Strip, sa, pho, ISS Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1999 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, pho
Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1999 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, pho Goldcrest Regulus regulus  1999 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, pho Goldcrest Regulus regulus  1999 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, pho Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus  1999 Birds, Woodpigeon and Goldcrest Booklet, pho Goldcrest Regulus regulus  1999 Birds, Woodpigeon and Goldcrest Booklet, pho European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Corn Crake Crex crex  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Eurasian Magpie Pica pica  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Goldcrest Regulus regulus  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Western Barn Owl Tyto alba  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho
European Robin Erithacus rubecula  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Song Thrush Turdus philomelos  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Common Blackbird Turdus merula  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho White Wagtail Motacilla alba  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica  1999 Birds Sheet, p 14x15, s 21x24 mm, pho
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus  1999 Europa 2v set Common Pochard Aythya ferina  1999 Europa 2v set Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus  1999 Europa 2v set, sa Common Pochard Aythya ferina  1999 Europa 2v set, sa
European Robin Erithacus rubecula  1999 Birds, Robin Booklet Song Thrush Turdus philomelos  1999 Birds, Song Thrush Booklet Common Blackbird Turdus merula  2001 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, pho Common Blackbird Turdus merula  2001 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, pho Goldcrest Regulus regulus  2001 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, pho Goldcrest Regulus regulus  2001 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, pho Common Blackbird Turdus merula  2001 Birds, dual currency
European Robin Erithacus rubecula  2001 Birds, dual currency Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica  2001 Birds, dual currency Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes  2001 Birds, dual currency Song Thrush Turdus philomelos  2001 Birds, dual currency Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons  2001 Birds, dual currency Common Blackbird Turdus merula  2001 Birds, dual currency Strip, sa
Goldcrest Regulus regulus  2001 Birds, dual currency Strip, sa Common Blackbird Turdus merula  2001 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, sa Goldcrest Regulus regulus  2001 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Booklet, sa European Robin Erithacus rubecula  2001 Birds, Robin Booklet, sa Song Thrush Turdus philomelos  2001 Birds, Song Thrush Booklet, sa Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola  2002 Coins 3v set
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica  2002 Birds Northern Gannet Morus bassanus  2002 Birds Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus  2002 Birds Corn Crake Crex crex  2002 Birds Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus  2002 Birds Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis  2002 Birds
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus  2002 Birds Common Blackbird Turdus merula  2002 Birds Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs  2002 Birds European Robin Erithacus rubecula  2002 Birds Grey Heron Ardea cinerea  2002 Birds Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii  2002 Birds
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata  2002 Birds Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis  2002 Birds Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons  2002 Birds Northern Pintail Anas acuta  2002 Birds
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna  2002 Birds Common Blackbird Turdus merula  2002 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Strip, sa Goldcrest Regulus regulus  2002 Birds, Blackbird and Goldcrest Strip, sa Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis  2002 Birds, Kingfisher and Blackbird Booklet Common Blackbird Turdus merula  2002 Birds, Kingfisher and Blackbird Booklet Common Blackbird Turdus merula  2002 Birds, Kingfisher and Blackbird Booklet Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs  2002 Birds, Chaffinch and Goldcrest Strip, sa, SNP
Goldcrest Regulus regulus  2002 Birds, Chaffinch and Goldcrest Strip, sa, SNP Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs  2002 Birds, Chaffinch and Goldcrest Booklet, sa, SNP Goldcrest Regulus regulus  2002 Birds, Chaffinch and Goldcrest Booklet, sa, SNP European Robin Erithacus rubecula  2002 Birds, Robin Booklet, sa, SNP Song Thrush Turdus philomelos  2002 Birds, Song Thrush Booklet, sa, SNP Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus  2002 Birds
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus  2002 Birds Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius  2002 Birds Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs  2002 Birds, Chaffinch and Goldcrest Booklet Goldcrest Regulus regulus  2002 Birds, Chaffinch and Goldcrest Booklet Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes  2002 Birds, Wren and Chaffinch Booklet Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs  2002 Birds, Wren and Chaffinch Booklet Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs  2002 Birds, Wren and Chaffinch Booklet
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs  2002 Birds, Chaffinch and Goldcrest Strip, sa, Ens Goldcrest Regulus regulus  2002 Birds, Chaffinch and Goldcrest Strip, sa, Ens Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula  2003 Birds, Plover and Sparrowhawk Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus  2003 Birds, Plover and Sparrowhawk Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica  2003 Birds, Puffin Booklet, sa, ISS European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola  2003 Birds, Stonechat and Falcon
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2003 Birds, Stonechat and Falcon White Wagtail Motacilla alba  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Strip, sa, ISS Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Strip, sa, ISS White Wagtail Motacilla alba  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Booklet, sa, ISS Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Booklet, sa, ISS Corn Crake Crex crex  2003 Birds, Corncrake and Falcon Booklet Corn Crake Crex crex  2003 Birds, Corncrake and Falcon Booklet
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2003 Birds, Corncrake and Falcon Booklet Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2003 Birds, Corncrake and Falcon Booklet White Wagtail Motacilla alba  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Booklet White Wagtail Motacilla alba  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Booklet Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Booklet Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Booklet White Wagtail Motacilla alba  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Booklet, sa
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Booklet, sa White Wagtail Motacilla alba  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Strip, sa, ISS Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2003 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Strip, sa, ISS White Wagtail Motacilla alba  2004 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Strip, sa, Ens Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2004 Birds, Wagtail and Falcon Strip, sa, Ens Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica  2004 Birds, Puffin and Song Thrush Song Thrush Turdus philomelos  2004 Birds, Puffin and Song Thrush
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica  2004 Birds, Puffin Booklet, sa Song Thrush Turdus philomelos  2004 Birds, Song Thrush Booklet, sa Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula  2004 Ducks Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator  2004 Ducks Gadwall Mareca strepera  2004 Ducks
Garganey Spatula querquedula  2004 Ducks Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula  2004 Ducks Sheet Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator  2004 Ducks Sheet Gadwall Mareca strepera  2004 Ducks Sheet
Garganey Spatula querquedula  2004 Ducks Sheet Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis  2005 Love and greetings Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis  2005 Love and greetings 3v sheet Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis  2005 Love and greetings 4v booklet, sa
White Stork Ciconia ciconia  2005 Love and greetings 4v booklet, sa Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus  2005 Biosphere reserves 2v set Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus  2005 Biosphere reserves 2v sheet Common Buzzard Buteo buteo  2010 Birds of prey
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos  2010 Birds of prey Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2010 Birds of prey Merlin Falco columbarius  2010 Birds of prey Common Buzzard Buteo buteo  2010 Birds of prey Sheet
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos  2010 Birds of prey Sheet Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2010 Birds of prey Sheet Merlin Falco columbarius  2010 Birds of prey Sheet European Robin Erithacus rubecula  2010 Christmas Booklet, sa
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus  2012 Europa 2v set Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus  2012 Myths and legends 4v set Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos  2013 Definitives Coil, sa European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis  2013 Definitives Booklet, sa Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla  2014 Definitives Coil, sa
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major  2015 Definitives Coil, sa Mute Swan Cygnus olor  2015 Definitives Coil, sa Common Blackbird Turdus merula  2017 Francis Ledwidge
Ireland map

Location: Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean
Population: 4.1 million
Climate: temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid
Terrain: mostly level to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast

Birds: 478 species

Links:
Irish Post postal administration website
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BIRD SPECIES SHOWN

Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Great Tit Parus major
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
Corn Crake Crex crex
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus
Common Blackbird Turdus merula
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Gadwall Mareca strepera
Garganey Spatula querquedula
Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Merlin Falco columbarius
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major


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