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 486 birds, of which currently 305 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 Species486
Score 305
Total Stamps 1056

Species with most stamps:

Common Kingfisher21
Golden Eagle18
Eurasian Eagle-owl18
Blue Tit13
European Roller13
Northern Lapwing13
Eurasian Hoopoe13

Countries with most stamps:

Czech Republic3832
Northern Cyprus2828

*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

Kırmızıgagalı dağ kargası
Red-billed Chough
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

15590 | A | H

Liechtenstein - 2011

Golden Oriole
Oriolus oriolus

15080 | A | y, g

Switzerland - 1970

Mavi baştankara
Blue Tit
Cyanistes caeruleus

14620 | A | H, k

Jersey - 1992

Sürmeli çalıkuşu
Regulus ignicapilla

13150 | A | H, g, k

Northern Cyprus - 2003

Kıbrıs ötleğeni
Cyprus Warbler
Sylvia melanothorax

12680 | A | r

Liechtenstein - 1986

European Robin
Erithacus rubecula

10990 | A | H, g, k

Liechtenstein - 1986

Kır kırlangıcı
Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica

9920 | A | y, g

Moldova - 1992

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

Black-tailed Godwit
Limosa limosa limosa

5320 | A | g, k

Guernsey - 1991

Eurasian Oystercatcher
Haematopus ostralegus

4500 | A | H, y, g,

Moldova - 2003

Little Bustard
Tetrax tetrax

4420 | A | H, g, k

Turkey - 1979

Telli turna
Demoiselle Crane
Grus virgo

4410 | A | y, g

Italy - 1991

Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus

3200 | A | H, g, k

Poland - 2012

Balık kartalı
Pandion haliaetus

3010 | A | g, k

Bulgaria - 2006

Bozkır delicesi
Pallid Harrier
Circus macrourus

2620 | A | y, g, k

Bulgaria - 2006

Gökçe delice
Northern Harrier
Circus cyaneus

2610 | A | g, k

Bulgaria - 2006

Saz delicesi
Western Marsh-harrier
Circus aeruginosus

2600 | A | H, g, k

Italy - 1995

Kızıl akbaba
Eurasian Griffon
Gyps fulvus

2510 | A | y, g, k

Jersey - 1997

Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus serrator

2210 | A | k

Belarus - 1996

Mergellus albellus

2200 | A | k

Aland - 1987

Kadife ördek
White-winged Scoter
Melanitta fusca

2150 | A | H, k

Aland - 1987

Common Eider
Somateria mollissima

2060 | A | H

Ukraine - 1998

Sibirya kazı
Red-breasted Goose
Branta ruficollis

1690 | A | k

Turkey - 1976

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

European Storm-petrel
Hydrobates *pelagicus* pelagicus

521 | A | y

Poland - 1964

Karagerdanlı dalgıç
Arctic Loon
Gavia arctica

30 | A | k