US Stamps

By Jay Bigalke

Songbirds stamps April 5 in Dallas

March 05, 2014 08:00 AM

The 10 United States Songbirds commemorative forever stamps will be issued April 5 in Dallas, Texas.

The first-day ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way in Dallas. Original plans had called for the set to be issued in Corpus Christi in late April.

The 10 birds featured on the stamps are the western meadowlark, mountain bluebird, western tanager, painted bunting, Baltimore oriole, evening grosbeak, scarlet tanager, rose-breasted grosbeak, American goldfinch and white-throated sparrow.

The stamps feature illustrations by Robert Giusti. Each songbird’s name appears at the bottom of the vertical stamp design.