Island’s backyard birds to feature in new stamp series
A new series of Bermuda stamps will highlight Bermuda’s songbirds when they are released tomorrow.
The Philatelic Bureau of the Bermuda Post Office announced that the “Backyard Birds” stamp issue would feature a range of six commonly seen Bermuda birds, including the Eastern bluebird, the kiskadee and the white-eyed vireo.
A government spokeswoman said: “Today, nine songbird species live in backyards across the Bermuda archipelago.
“Of these, seven were introduced by humans, while two species are indigenous to Bermuda, their North American ancestors having migrated to the island many years ago.
“While our songbird community is small, our backyard birds nonetheless have big personalities, making them visually and acoustically conspicuous.”
The Bermuda Audubon Society and photographers Miguel Mejias and Richard Brewer provided information about the birds and the photographs to be used for the stamps.
The stamps will be available for $4.35 for a set or $6.50 for the first-day cover.
Orders may be pre-paid for collection or mailing on the day of issue at the Bermuda Post Office, sub-post offices or online at https://philatelic.bermudapost.bm/.