One (1) SOUVENIR SHEET in title from the 2018 Canada Post BIRDS Issue
2018 BIRDS Souvenir Sheet
Celebrate the 27thInternational Ornithological Congress in Vancouver with this striking souvenir sheet featuring five species of Canadian birds and printed with the event logo. This limited-edition collectible features five domestic stamps laid out over a landscape motif. On each stamp, the bird’s wings or tail extend beyond the border and onto the souvenir sheet. These stamps, the final issue in our three-year Birds of Canada series, are illustrated by Canadian artist Keith Martin.
Three of the featured species in this issue are provincial birds. The brilliant blue Steller’s Jay, the provincial bird of British Columbia, is a common sight in the campgrounds and coniferous forests of Western Canada. The majestic snowy owl, Quebec’s provincial bird, makes its home on the Arctic tundra. The black-capped chickadee, the provincial bird of New Brunswick, is known for its cheery call and distinctive dark head. This completes a full set of provincial and territorial birds across the three issues, including Birds of Canada stamps from 2016 and 2017.
Of the final two birds, one is common while the other is among the world's rarest. The iconic Canada goose, found across our country, is recognizable for both its noisy honk and the V-shape formed by flocks migrating south. As for the endangered whooping crane, the world’s largest self-sustaining population nests in Western Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park, which straddles the border between Alberta and the Northwest Territories.