Rare coastal birds of Vietnam featured on new set of stamps

A new set of stamps entitled “Rare coastal birds of Vietnam” was issued by the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications on 25 May 2010. The four stamps feature Nordmann’s Greenshank, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Saunders’s Gull and Indian Skimmer. The first three species are all scarce winter visitors to coastal areas of north-east Vietnam, while the fourth species, Indian Skimmer, has not been recorded for many years in Vietnam.