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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1973.01   05.07.1973   Definitives      
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
50p     63     Manx Shearwater    Puffinus puffinus     

1978.01   10.06.1978   Anniversaries   4v set   
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
11p     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     

1978.02   18.10.1978   Definitives      
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
50p     165     Red-billed Chough    Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax     

1979.01   27.02.1979   Natural history society   4v set   
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
7p     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
11p     63     Northern Fulmar    Fulmarus glacialis     

1980.01   29.09.1980   Wildlife conservation year      
Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes European Robin Erithacus rubecula
6p     214     Eurasian Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes     
8p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

1980.02   29.09.1980   Definitives   4v booklet   
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
1p     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

1982.01   05.10.1982   Christmas   2v set   
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
11p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

1983.01   15.02.1983   Birds      
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis Grey Heron Ardea cinerea European Herring Gull Larus argentatus Razorbill Alca torda Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
1p     54     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     
2p     66     Northern Gannet    Morus bassanus     
5p     52     Lesser Black-backed Gull    Larus fuscus     
8p     68     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
10p     52     Black-legged Kittiwake    Rissa tridactyla     
11p     68     European Shag    Phalacrocorax aristotelis     
12p     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
13p     52     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     
14p     54     Razorbill    Alca torda     
15p     52     Great Black-backed Gull    Larus marinus     
16p     13     Common Shelduck    Tadorna tadorna     
18p     40     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     

1983.02   14.09.1983   Birds      
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Common Murre Uria aalge Common Redshank Tringa totanus Mute Swan Cygnus olor
20p     52     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     
25p     54     Common Murre    Uria aalge     
50p     49     Common Redshank    Tringa totanus     
    13     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

1986.01   10.04.1986   Europa   4v set   
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
12p     78     Hen Harrier    Circus cyaneus     

1986.02   25.09.1986   Christmas   3v set   
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
11p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

1988.01   12.10.1988   Christmas      
Long-eared Owl Asio otus European Robin Erithacus rubecula Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
12p     80     Long-eared Owl    Asio otus     
15p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
31p     10     Grey Partridge    Perdix perdix     

1989.01   20.09.1989   Sea birds      
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
13p     54     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     
13p     54     Black Guillemot    Cepphus grylle     
13p     68     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
13p     52     Black-legged Kittiwake    Rissa tridactyla     

1991.01   09.01.1991   Manx photography   5v set   
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
40p     52     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     

1991.02   18.09.1991   Swans      
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Black Swan Cygnus atratus Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
17p     13     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
17p     13     Black Swan    Cygnus atratus     
26p     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     
26p     13     Tundra Swan    Cygnus columbianus     
37p     13     Coscoroba Swan    Coscoroba coscoroba     
37p     13     Trumpeter Swan    Cygnus buccinator     

1993.01   12.10.1993   Christmas   5v set   
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
23p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

1993.02   12.10.1993   Christmas   10x23p booklet   1993.01
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
23p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

1994.01   18.02.1994   Calf of Man bird observatory      
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis Western Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica Goldcrest Regulus regulus Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
20p     223     White-throated Robin    Irania gutturalis     
20p     223     Western Black-eared Wheatear    Oenanthe hispanica     
24p     211     Goldcrest    Regulus regulus     
24p     248     Baltimore Oriole    Icterus galbula     
30p     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
30p     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     

1994.02   18.02.1994   Calf of Man bird observatory      
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
    165     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     MS

1994.03   14.09.1994   Postman Pat   6v set   
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
36p     52     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     
41p     52     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     

1994.04   14.09.1994   Postman Pat   Booklet   1994.03
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
36p     52     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     
41p     52     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     

1995.01   10.10.1995   Christmas   4v set   
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
23p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

1997.01   12.02.1997   Owls      
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Long-eared Owl Asio otus Little Owl Athene noctua Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Tawny Owl Strix aluco
20p     79     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
24p     80     Short-eared Owl    Asio flammeus     
31p     80     Long-eared Owl    Asio otus     
36p     80     Little Owl    Athene noctua     
43p     80     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     
56p     80     Tawny Owl    Strix aluco     

1997.02   12.02.1997   Owls      
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
1.20£     80     Long-eared Owl    Asio otus     No white borders MS

1997.03   12.02.1997   Owls   Booklet   1997.01-2

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Western Barn Owl  Tyto alba Short-eared Owl  Asio flammeus Long-eared Owl  Asio otus Little Owl  Athene noctua Snowy Owl  Bubo scandiacus Tawny Owl  Strix aluco Long-eared Owl  Asio otus
20p     79     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
24p     80     Short-eared Owl    Asio flammeus     
31p     80     Long-eared Owl    Asio otus     
36p     80     Little Owl    Athene noctua     
43p     80     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     
56p     80     Tawny Owl    Strix aluco     
1.20£     80     Long-eared Owl    Asio otus     White borders

1997.04   12.02.1997   Spring in Man   4v set   
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
43p     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
63p     34     Little Grebe    Tachybaptus ruficollis     

2000.01   05.05.2000   WWF   Strip   
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
22p     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
26p     223     Spotted Flycatcher    Muscicapa striata     
64p     185     Eurasian Skylark    Alauda arvensis     
77p     239     Yellowhammer    Emberiza citrinella     

2004.01   09.11.2004   Christmas      
European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula
25p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
28p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
40p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
47p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
68p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2004.02   09.11.2004   Christmas   Sheet with 2 sets   2004.01
25p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
28p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
40p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
47p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
68p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2004.03   07.12.2004   Harry Potter   8v set   
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
28p     80     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     

2004.04   07.12.2004   Harry Potter   Sheet with 5x28p   2004.03
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
28p     80     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     

2006.01   15.02.2006   Manx study   6v set   
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
78p     78     Hen Harrier    Circus cyaneus     

2006.02   17.04.2006   Manx bird atlas   2 strips   
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Common Murre Uria aalge Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus Goldcrest Regulus regulus Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
28p     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
28p     54     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     
28p     63     Manx Shearwater    Puffinus puffinus     
28p     165     Red-billed Chough    Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax     
28p     54     Common Murre    Uria aalge     
31p     223     Whinchat    Saxicola rubetra     
31p     78     Hen Harrier    Circus cyaneus     
31p     211     Goldcrest    Regulus regulus     
31p     234     Grey Wagtail    Motacilla cinerea     
31p     214     Eurasian Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes     

2006.03   17.04.2006   Manx bird atlas   2 strips, sa   2006.02
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Common Murre Uria aalge Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus Goldcrest Regulus regulus Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
28p     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
28p     54     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     
28p     63     Manx Shearwater    Puffinus puffinus     
28p     165     Red-billed Chough    Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax     
28p     54     Common Murre    Uria aalge     
31p     223     Whinchat    Saxicola rubetra     
31p     78     Hen Harrier    Circus cyaneus     
31p     211     Goldcrest    Regulus regulus     
31p     234     Grey Wagtail    Motacilla cinerea     
31p     214     Eurasian Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes     

2006.04   11.10.2006   Belgica   Sheet   2006.02

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Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus Atlantic Puffin  Fratercula arctica Manx Shearwater  Puffinus puffinus Red-billed Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Common Murre  Uria aalge Whinchat  Saxicola rubetra Hen Harrier  Circus cyaneus Goldcrest  Regulus regulus Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinerea Eurasian Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes
28p     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
28p     54     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     
28p     63     Manx Shearwater    Puffinus puffinus     
28p     165     Red-billed Chough    Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax     
28p     54     Common Murre    Uria aalge     
31p     223     Whinchat    Saxicola rubetra     
31p     78     Hen Harrier    Circus cyaneus     
31p     211     Goldcrest    Regulus regulus     
31p     234     Grey Wagtail    Motacilla cinerea     
31p     214     Eurasian Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes     

2007.01   20.08.2007   The polar year   6v set   
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
90p     52     Glaucous Gull    Larus hyperboreus     

2008.01   01.10.2008   Ballaugh Curragh   6v set   
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
31p     49     Eurasian Curlew    Numenius arquata     

2009.01   01.09.2009   Wildlife   6v set   
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
54p     10     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     
90p     79     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     

2009.02   01.09.2009   Wildlife   6v sheet   2009.01
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
54p     10     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     
90p     79     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     

2011.01   28.09.2011   Winter birds   p 13¼   
European Robin Erithacus rubecula Redwing Turdus iliacus European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
IOM     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
UK     222     Redwing    Turdus iliacus     
58p     236     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
68p     236     Eurasian Siskin    Spinus spinus     
76p     174     Bohemian Waxwing    Bombycilla garrulus     
    194     Long-tailed Tit    Aegithalos caudatus     

2011.02   28.09.2011   Winter birds   sa   2011.01
European Robin Erithacus rubecula Redwing Turdus iliacus
IOM     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
UK     222     Redwing    Turdus iliacus     

2011.03   28.09.2011   Winter birds   p 12½x13   2011.01
Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus
68p     236     Eurasian Siskin    Spinus spinus     

2013.01   04.07.2013   The Times, stamp on stamp   6v set   1973.01
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
73p     63     Manx Shearwater    Puffinus puffinus     

2013.02   13.09.2013   A journey through Africa   4v sheet   
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
75p     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

2013.03   15.10.2013   Christmas   6v set   1988.01
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
108p     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2015.01   03.07.2015   Curragh   6v set   
Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita
44p     59     Humboldt Penguin    Spheniscus humboldti     
1.13£     69     Northern Bald Ibis    Geronticus eremita     

2017.01   03.05.2017   Food   6v set   
Common Linnet Linaria cannabina
98p     236     Common Linnet    Linaria cannabina     

2017.02   29.06.2017   Coastal birds      
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Common Eider Somateria mollissima Little Tern Sternula albifrons Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle Razorbill Alca torda
47p     40     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     
80p     13     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     
98p     52     Little Tern    Sternula albifrons     
1.18£     63     Northern Fulmar    Fulmarus glacialis     
1.30£     54     Black Guillemot    Cepphus grylle     
1.94£     54     Razorbill    Alca torda     

2017.03   19.10.2017   Christmas   12v set   
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Common Blackbird Turdus merula Canada Goose Branta canadensis Mute Swan Cygnus olor
1st     10     Red-legged Partridge    Alectoris rufa     
1st     27     European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur     
1st     222     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     
1st     13     Canada Goose    Branta canadensis     
1st     13     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

2017.04   19.10.2017   Christmas   12v set, sa   2017.03
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Common Blackbird Turdus merula Canada Goose Branta canadensis Mute Swan Cygnus olor
1st     10     Red-legged Partridge    Alectoris rufa     
1st     27     European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur     
1st     222     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     
1st     13     Canada Goose    Branta canadensis     
1st     13     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

2019.01   12.02.2019   Wildlife   10v set   
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
1st     66     Northern Gannet    Morus bassanus     
1st     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
EU     223     European Stonechat    Saxicola rubicola     

2019.02   12.02.2019   Wildlife   2x5v booklet, sa   2019.01
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
1st     66     Northern Gannet    Morus bassanus     
1st     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     

2019.03   12.02.2019   Wildlife, Europa   10x1v sheet   2019.01
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
EU     223     European Stonechat    Saxicola rubicola     

2019.04   19.09.2019   Town and country birds      
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Coal Tit Periparus ater Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Common Blackbird Turdus merula
1st     228     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     
1st     181     Coal Tit    Periparus ater     
1st     223     Northern Wheatear    Oenanthe oenanthe     
1st     194     Long-tailed Tit    Aegithalos caudatus     
ROW     236     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
ROW     223     European Stonechat    Saxicola rubicola     
ROW     236     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
ROW     222     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     

2019.05   28.10.2019   Christmas cards   10v set   
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2019.06   28.10.2019   Christmas cards   10v sheet, sa   2019.05
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
0.57£     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2021.01   09.02.2021   Show Birds      
Domesticated Domesticated Gouldian Finch Chloebia gouldiae Domesticated Domesticated Hybrid Hybrid Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata
1st          Domesticated    Domesticated     
EU     230     Gouldian Finch    Chloebia gouldiae     
I          Domesticated    Domesticated     
ROW          Hybrid    Hybrid     
1.82£     252     Paradise Tanager    Tangara chilensis     
USA     230     Diamond Firetail    Stagonopleura guttata     

2021.02   12.04.2021   Calf of Man, Europa   10v set   
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Common Whitethroat Curruca communis
EU     63     Manx Shearwater    Puffinus puffinus     
EU     201     Common Whitethroat    Curruca communis     

2021.03   12.04.2021   Calf of Man, Europa   10v booklet, sa   2021.02
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Common Whitethroat Curruca communis
1st     63     Manx Shearwater    Puffinus puffinus     
1st     201     Common Whitethroat    Curruca communis     

2021.04   12.04.2021   Calf of Man, Europa   10x1v sheet   2021.02
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
EU     63     Manx Shearwater    Puffinus puffinus     

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Location: Western Europe, island in the Irish Sea
Population: 76,200
Climate: cool summers and mild winters; temperate
Terrain: hills in north and south bisected by central valley

Links:
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Calf of Man bird observatory - web search

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16.07.2021