Bird stamps from Estonia.

Estonia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.

It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km).

Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north. The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands and islets in the Baltic Sea, covering 45,339 km2 (17,505 sq mi) of land and water, and is influenced by a humid continental climate.

Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic divided into fifteen counties. Its capital and largest city is Tallinn. With a population of 1.3 million, it is one of the least-populous member states of the European Union, Eurozone, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), OECD and Schengen Area.

Ethnic Estonians are a Finnic people, sharing close cultural ties with their northern neighbour, Finland, and the official language, Estonian, is a Finno-Ugric language closely related to Finnish and the Sami languages, and distantly to Hungarian.

Estonia is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy that is among the fastest growing in the EU. Its Human Development Index ranks very highly, and it performs favourably in measurements of economic freedom, civil liberties and press freedom (3rd in the world in 2012 and 2007). The 2015 PISA test places Estonian high school students 3rd in the world, behind Singapore and Japan.

Citizens of Estonia are provided with universal health care, free education and the longest paid maternity leave in the OECD. Since independence the country has rapidly developed its IT sector, becoming one of the world's most digitally advanced societies.[25] In 2005 Estonia became the first nation to hold elections over the Internet, and in 2014 the first nation to provide E-residency.

Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1992.01  03.10.1992  Baltic birds  Booklet  
 Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Common Merganser Mergus merganser
1k    36    Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus    
1k    63    Black-tailed Godwit    Limosa limosa    
1k    9    Common Shelduck    Tadorna tadorna    
1k    9    Common Merganser    Mergus merganser    
1995.01  26.01.1995  Matsalu wetland reserve    
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis Greylag Goose Anser anser
1.70k    9    Barnacle Goose    Branta leucopsis    
3.20k    9    Greylag Goose    Anser anser    
1995.02  29.08.1995  Keep the Estonian Sea clean    
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
2k    37    White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla    
1997.01  26.03.1997  Tallin Zoo  6v sheet  
 Steller's Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus
3.30k    37    Steller's Sea Eagle    Haliaeetus pelagicus    
3.30k    37    Cinereous Vulture    Aegypius monachus    
1998.01  16.06.1998  Beautiful house    
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
3.60k    185    Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica    
2001.01  04.04.2001  Bird of the year    
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
4.40k    57    Northern Lapwing    Vanellus vanellus    
and    185    Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica    
2001.02  19.06.2001  Fairy-tale "Pokuland"  8v booklet  
 Common Crane Grus grus
3.60k    47    Common Crane    Grus grus    
2001.03  07.08.2001  Restoration of Estonian independence    
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
4.40k    185    Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica    
2002.01  07.03.2002  Bird of the year    
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
4.40k    224    House Sparrow    Passer domesticus    
and    224    Eurasian Tree Sparrow    Passer montanus    
and    185    Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica    
2002.02  10.06.2002  Currency reform anniversary  2v sheet  
  Not identified
4.40k            Not identified    
2003.01  13.02.2003  Bird of the year    
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
4.40k    163    Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica    
2003.02  26.11.2003  Christmas  2v set  
Great Tit Parus major
3.60k    179    Great Tit    Parus major    
2004.01  06.04.2004  Bird of the year    
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
4.40k    24    White Stork    Ciconia ciconia    
2005.01  05.04.2005  Bird of the year    
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
4.40k    37    Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis    
2005.02  01.06.2005  International day of the child  2v strip  
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
4.40k    185    Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica    
2006.01  05.04.2006  Bird of the year    
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
4.40k    230    Western Yellow Wagtail    Motacilla flava    
2006.02  01.06.2006  UNICEF 60 years    
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
4.40k    9    Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos    
2006.03  25.10.2006  Antarctica, joint issue with Chile  2v set  
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri
8k    16    Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri    
2007.01  05.04.2007  Bird of the year    
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
4.40k    9    Tundra Swan    Cygnus columbianus    
2008.01  03.04.2008  Bird of the year    
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix
5.50k    14    Black Grouse    Lyrurus tetrix    
2009.01  08.10.2009  Bird of the year    
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
5.50k    74    Tawny Owl    Strix aluco    
2010.01  13.05.2010  Bird of the year    
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
5.50k    157    Red-backed Shrike    Lanius collurio    
2011.01  21.04.2011  Bird of the year    
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
0.35€    185    Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica    
2012.01  19.04.2012  Bird of the year    
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
0.45€    57    Little Ringed Plover    Charadrius dubius    
2013.01  07.03.2013  Bird of the year    
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
0.45€    14    Grey Partridge    Perdix perdix    
2014.01  20.03.2014  Bird of the year    
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
0.45€    88    Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis    
2014.02  25.08.2014  Tallin Zoo  2v sheet  
 Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus
0.55€    37    Bearded Vulture    Gypaetus barbatus    
2015.01  21.05.2015  Bird of the year    
European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
0.55€    37    European Honey Buzzard    Pernis apivorus    
2016.01  17.02.2016  Bird of the year    
Great Tit Parus major
0.65€    179    Great Tit    Parus major    
2017.01  09.02.2017  Bird of the year    
0.65€    69    European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur
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