Alderney Definitives: Alderney Birds

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Guernsey Post is delighted to announce the release of a new set of 16 definitive stamps depicting birds found on the island of Alderney in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. This is the first set of Alderney definitive stamps that Guernsey’s philatelic bureau has released in over 12 years.

Despite its small size, Alderney’s habitats include heathlands, woodlands, rich farmland, cliffs, dunes and offshore stacks. Its west coast and Burhou Island have been designated a Ramsar site, a wetland of worldwide importance. 

Alderney Wildlife Trust has recorded approximately 284 species of birds including resident and rare passage migrants; Alderney Bird Observatory (ABO) was founded in March 2016 by the Alderney Wildlife Trust to study bird migration and the island's seabird colonies.

Its HQ is based at 'The Nunnery', the oldest standing building in the Channel Islands and the best preserved Roman small fort in the British Isles.  The Nunnery provides accommodation for visiting guests and their stay at the field centre not only helps support ABO's work but also contributes towards the maintenance of this important heritage site.


Date of Issue 21 January 2020
Designer Bridget Yabsley
Photographers Chris Bale
Printer Southern Colour Print
Values 1p -10p, 20p, 40p, 50p, £1, £2, £4
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30mm deep x 30mm wide
Paper 46 Gummed FSC Securpost 110 GPW
Sheet 10
Perforation 1.1 x 1.667
Cylinder A

Alderney Definitives: Alderney Birds