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PUL KERTIK (STAMP SCORE) is the digitalized version of a collection comprised of stamps printed in various countries of the birds found in The List of Bird Species of Turkey.

The number of recorded bird species worldwide is about 10,000; because of this, it is very hard if not impossible to invest on every printed stamp. In light of this, the collection's theme was narrowed down to “stamps that have been printed and distributed in various countries of the birds found in the list of recorded bird species in Turkey”. Since these stamps are generally printed in series, from time to time, birds that are not found in Turkey may also find their way into the collection; but those are not included in this digitalized version.

Turkey's list of recorded species is inclusive of 475 birds, of which currently 300 may be found in the digitalized PUL KERTIK collection. This number is updated with new entries.

When a bird photographer or watcher encounters a new species, it is said to be “a score” (kertik). Likewise, whenever a fitting bird stamp finds it's place in the stamp book, it is considered score for PUL KERTIK.

For a photographer turned collector, searching for all the printed stamps of a bird species up until today is - eventhough not as much as searching for the bird itself in nature - an avocation both fun and educational. The excitement a bird photographer gets from waiting on a bird's migratory routes, searching for it in the field, when it finally reveals itself keeping steady for that ideal pose and at last capturing that pose, is comparable to that of which a philatelist who is working on a bird themed collection gets from following the publishing schedules of different countries, identifying those about birds and waiting for them, and finally when those stamps come out, impressing them into their collection.

*Clicking a country name will take you to a page with related country stamps.

*Clicking a species name will take you to a page with related species stamps.

*Using the drop down boxes you can reach the pages of the related countries or species.


Targeted Species475
Score 300
Total Stamps 1047

Species with most stamps:

SPECIESSTAMPS
Osprey23
Common Kingfisher21
Golden Eagle18
Eurasian Eagle-owl17
Blue Tit13
European Roller13
Northern Lapwing13
Eurasian Hoopoe13

Countries with most stamps:

COUNTRYSTAMPSSPECIES
Belgium9995
Hungary8461
Belarus6246
Poland6052
Turkey5546
Jersey5349
Bulgaria4947
Alderney3833
Czech Republic3832
Yugoslavia3431

*All data are based on "Pul Kertik" collection.

Turkmenistan - 2002

Leş kargası
Hooded Crow
Corvus cornix


15673 | A | H

Turkmenistan - 2002

Küçük karga
Eurasian Jackdaw
Corvus monedula


15600 | A | H

Turkmenistan - 2002

Kırmızı gagalı dağ kargası
Red-billed Chough
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax


15590 | A | H

Liechtenstein - 2011

Sarıasma
Golden Oriole
Oriolus oriolus


15080 | A | y, g

Switzerland - 1970

Mavi baştankara
Blue Tit
Cyanistes caeruleus


14620 | A | H, k

Jersey - 1992

Sürmeli çalıkuşu
Firecrest
Regulus ignicapilla


13150 | A | H, g, k

Northern Cyprus - 2003

Kıbrıs ötleğeni
Cyprus Warbler
Sylvia melanothorax


12680 | A | r

Liechtenstein - 1986

Kızılgerdan
European Robin
Erithacus rubecula


10990 | A | H, g, k

Liechtenstein - 1986

Kır kırlangıcı
Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica


9920 | A | y, g

Moldova - 1992

İbibik
Eurasian Hoopoe
Upupa epops


8460 | A | y, g

Guyana - 1994

İzmir yalıçapkını
White-throated Kingfisher
Halcyon smyrnensis


8270 | A | H

Bulgaria - 1992

Kulaklı orman baykuşu
Long-eared Owl
Asio otus


7670 | A | H, k

Poland - 1964

Çamurçulluğu
Black-tailed Godwit
Limosa limosa limosa


5320 | A | g, k

Guernsey - 1991

Poyrazkuşu
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Haematopus ostralegus


4500 | A | H, y, g,

Moldova - 2003

Mezgeldek
Little Bustard
Tetrax tetrax


4420 | A | H, g, k

Turkey - 1979

Telli turna
Demoiselle Crane
Grus virgo


4410 | A | y, g

Italy - 1991

Gökdoğan
Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus


3200 | A | H, g, k

Poland - 2012

Balık kartalı
Osprey
Pandion haliaetus


3010 | A | g, k

Italy - 1995

Kızıl akbaba
Eurasian Griffon
Gyps fulvus


2510 | A | y, g, k

Jersey - 1997

Tarakdiş
Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus serrator


2210 | A | k

Belarus - 1996

Sütlabi
Smew
Mergellus albellus


2200 | A | k

Aland - 1987

Kadife ördek
White-winged Scoter
Melanitta fusca


2150 | A | H, k

Aland - 1987

Pufla
Common Eider
Somateria mollissima


2060 | A | H

Ukraine - 1998

Sibirya kazı
Red-breasted Goose
Branta ruficollis


1690 | A | k

Turkey - 1976

Kaşıkçı
Eurasian Spoonbill
Platalea leucorodia


1440 | A | H, g, k

Ukraine - 2007

Ak pelikan
Great White Pelican
Pelecanus onocrotalus


880 | A | y, g, k

Malta - 1981

Fırtınakırlangıcı
European Storm-petrel
Hydrobates *pelagicus* pelagicus


521 | A | y

Poland - 1964

Kara gerdanlı dalgıç
Arctic Loon
Gavia arctica


30 | A | k