Abaco Bahamas

Abaco Forum Newsgroup

Latest News From The Abaconian and Rolling Harbour Abaco

Is this an Abaco forum / newsgroup in the conventional sense? Not quite. We tried providing a classic forum at one point, then experimented with Twitter, but had little success. Running an interactive forum requires time, effort, and most of all, moderators -- something we did not have the resources for. If you are looking for a forum / message board dedicated to the Abacos, we suggest heading over to Abaco's Community Message Board or Abaco Forum.

Beyond a classic forum, we provide a stream of some of the news outlets we watch when it comes to Abaco. Our first choice is an Abaco Facebook Page hosted by the Abaconian which has been Abaco's newspaper of record since 1993.

Following the Abaconian's Facebook page is the news feed for Rolling Harbour Abaco hosted by The Delphi Club. This is an informative and enjoyable blog that covers the birds and other wildlife on Abaco Island.

The Abaconian on Facebook

|Top of Abaco Forum Newsgroup|


Rolling Harbour Abaco News

THE DELPHI CLUB, ABACO: BIRDS, WILDLIFE & MORE

‘SPOTTED IN ABACO WATERS': PANTROPICAL SPOTTED DOLPHINS

  ‘SPOTTED IN ABACO WATERS': PANTROPICAL SPOTTED DOLPHINS The BMMRO has posted several reports of dolphin and whale activity around the coast of Abaco during August, with some outstanding photos to accompany them. I had been going to post rather generally about this until a couple of days ago, when an unusual dolphin species for the […]

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 7:47 am

SHARP-EYED & SHARP-BILLED: GREEN HERON ON ABACO

SHARP-EYED & SHARP-BILLED: GREEN HERON ON ABACO Abaco has six ‘true’ heron species (putting aside the various egrets): Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. The Green Heron Butorides virescens is a permanent resident and is easily distinguishable from the other heron species. The header picture by Tom Sheley is one of many wonderful […]

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 11:58 am

GOING CHEEP ON ABACO: THE BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO

GOING CHEEP ON ABACO: THE BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO There are 8 vireo species recorded for Abaco. The most common is the ubiquitous Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris – the only permanent resident vireo – whose cheery chirp is part of the background of bird song heard daily all over the island.  The only other species you are likely to encounter […]

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 12:54 pm

‘TREAT WITH PATIENCE…’ – NURSE SHARKS IN THE BAHAMAS

‘TREAT WITH PATIENCE…’ – NURSE SHARKS IN THE BAHAMAS The scientific name for the nurse shark sounds like something Bilbo Baggins might have said to summon elves to his rescue: Ginglymostoma cirratum. Actually the name is a mix of Greek and Latin and means “curled, hinged mouth” to describe this shark’s somewhat puckered appearance. The origin of […]

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 12:49 pm

FAST FOOD ON THE WING: ANTILLEAN NIGHTHAWKS ON ABACO

FAST FOOD ON THE WING: ANTILLEAN NIGHTHAWKS ON ABACO A bird ID query was recently posted on my FB page by Abaco resident Maria Bethel Flore, who said “I saw a flock of birds I’ve never seen before. All black except for a white stripe underneath the wing. I didn’t get one good picture they […]

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:31 am

RARE GEMS: PIPING PLOVERS ON ABACO (1)

  RARE GEMS: PIPING PLOVERS ON ABACO (1)  8000  That’s the total number of all the piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) left in the world. Like many other rare and vulnerable species (e.g. the Kirtland’s Warbler), the habitat at both ends of their migration routes is under threat. And, as with the Kirtland’s, vigorous conservation campaigns are […]

Posted on 15 August 2014 | 12:00 pm

ABACO: THE PERFECT PLACE FOR BAHAMAS BIRDING

ABACO: THE PERFECT PLACE FOR BAHAMAS BIRDING I’ve  fairly very often mentioned the remarkable diversity of the bird species on Abaco. This small island has a wide variety of permanent resident species and the advantage of being on a primary migration route so that it has both winter and summer migratory visitors. Here’s an example of some […]

Posted on 13 August 2014 | 6:03 am

WHAT’S IN A NAME? NORTHERN BOBWHITE ON ABACO

WHAT’S IN A NAME? NORTHERN BOBWHITE ON ABACO A part of me would like Bob White to have been a legendary hero – perhaps holding his post against impossible odds; or a courageously reforming politician; or scoring a stupendous winning goal in the dying seconds of a famous tournament. Or maybe just a nice guy, […]

Posted on 11 August 2014 | 1:23 pm

‘ELEGANTLY WEIRD’ – SPOTTED DRUMFISH JUVENILES: BAHAMAS REEF FISH 20

‘ELEGANTLY WEIRD’ – SPOTTED DRUMFISH JUVENILES: BAHAMAS REEF FISH 20 I’ve posted before about the rather extraordinary SPOTTED DRUMFISH, one of those reef fish which in juvenile form is very different from the adult. This species was first up in the Bahamas Reef Fish series – click above link. Here are a few recent images, courtesy of Melinda Riger. […]

Posted on 8 August 2014 | 4:12 am

BIRDS OF SAN SALVADOR, BAHAMAS: BOOK REVIEW

THE BIRDS OF SAN SALVADOR, BAHAMAS Authors: R. Hays Cummins, Mark R. Boardman, Mark L. McPhail Published 1 Jan 2013, 132pp with 400+ images covering 54 species Available spiral bound for $29.95 on Am@zon; and a steal at $3.16 for Kindle (£5.99 in the UK) STOP PRESS Also available on iTunes for iPhone / iPad, where […]

Posted on 6 August 2014 | 6:13 am

|Top of Abaco Forum Newsgroup|



Abaco Bahamas