Bird stamps from Bermuda.

Bermuda, officially the Bermudas or Somers Islands, is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometres (640 mi) to the west-northwest. It is about 1,373 kilometres (853 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and 1,770 kilometres (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida.

Its capital city is Hamilton. Bermuda was discovered in 1505 by Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermúdez, after whom the islands are named, who claimed it for the Spanish Empire.

Although he paid two visits to the archipelago, Bermúdez never set foot on the uninhabited islands because of the dangerous reef that surrounded most of the islands. Subsequent Spanish or other visitors are believed to have released the feral pigs that were abundant on the island when settlement began.

The archipelago was settled by England in 1609, by the Virginia Company, which had established Jamestown on the Continent two years earlier.

Administered as an extension of Virginia by the Virginia Company until 1614, and by its successor, the Somers Isles Company, from 1615 until 1684, Bermuda became a British colony following the 1707 unification of the Kingdom of England with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the unified Kingdom of Great Britain.

Since Virginia's independence, Bermuda is the oldest (and since the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997, the most populous) remaining British overseas territory. Its first capital, St George's, was established in 1612 and is the oldest continuously-inhabited English town in the Americas.

Bermuda has an affluent economy, with off-shore finance as its largest sector, followed by tourism.

In 2005 Bermuda claimed to have the world's highest GDP per capita, but these statistics are difficult to verify as Bermuda is classified as a territory of the UK rather than an independent country. It has a subtropical climate.

Bermuda makes up the easternmost point of the so-called "Bermuda Triangle," a region of sea in which a number of aircraft and surface vessels have allegedly disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The island is prone to severe weather and powerful hurricanes, with widespread power outages.

Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1941.01   18.12.1941   Definitives      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
7½d     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1953.01   09.11.1953   Definitives      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
6d     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1953.02   26.11.1953   Inscription ROYAL VISIT 1953 on 1953.01      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
6d     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1955.01   16.05.1955   Definitives      1953.01
8d     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1956.01   22.06.1956   Overprint 50th ANNIV... on 1955.01      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
8d     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1978.01   15.11.1978   Wildlife      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow
3c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     p 14
4c     157     White-eyed Vireo    Vireo griseus     
5c     211     Eastern Bluebird    Sialia sialis     
8c     233     Northern Cardinal    Cardinalis cardinalis     
5$     18     Bermuda Petrel    Pterodroma cahow     
1983.01   03.08.1983   Wildlife      1978.01
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
3c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     p 14x14½
1985.01   28.03.1985   Audubon      
Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea Great Egret Ardea alba Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
12c     36     Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus     
30c     26     Yellow-crowned Night Heron    Nyctanassa violacea     
40c     26     Great Egret    Ardea alba     
1.50$     211     Eastern Bluebird    Sialia sialis     
1995.01   06.02.1995   Decimal currency anniversary   4v set   
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
2$     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1997.01   17.04.1997   Bird conservation      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow
30c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
60c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
80c     18     Bermuda Petrel    Pterodroma cahow     
2.50$     18     Bermuda Petrel    Pterodroma cahow     
2001.01   01.02.2001   WWF      1997.01
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
15c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
15c     18     Bermuda Petrel    Pterodroma cahow     
20c     18     Bermuda Petrel    Pterodroma cahow     
20c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
2005.01   18.08.2005   Habitats      
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea
10c     64     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
and     64     Semipalmated Sandpiper    Calidris pusilla     
25c     26     Least Bittern    Ixobrychus exilis     
35c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
70c     211     Eastern Bluebird    Sialia sialis     
85c     78     Northern Saw-whet Owl    Aegolius acadicus     
1$     26     Yellow-crowned Night Heron    Nyctanassa violacea     

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