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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.

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THE DELPHI CLUB, ABACO: BIRDS, WILDLIFE & MORE

COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN!

Ewwwww! Phones down. Broadband down. 48 hours so far. Repair predicted for…. Monday. How remote we are right now – this is London! Temporary cessation of activity. See you next week. Och Aye the Noo to Scottish readers…

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 3:31 am

ABACO PARROTS: A GALLERY OF GORGEOUS

ABACO PARROTS: A GALLERY OF GORGEOUS It’s been a while since the parrots of Abaco got a look-in hereabouts. Time to put that right. At the end of this gallery I will add some links to posts about the unique ground-nesting parrots of Abaco. Newcomers to this blog (I thank you both) may be interested to […]

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 8:24 am

SWAINSON’S HAWK: A UNIQUE VISITOR TO ABACO, BAHAMAS

SWAINSON’S HAWK: A UNIQUE VISITOR TO ABACO, BAHAMAS Abaco has 6 accipiter species (hawks, eagles and kites) recorded:  Swallow-tailed Kite TR 4, Bald Eagle V4, Northern Harrier WR 3, Sharp-shinned Hawk WR 4, Red-tailed Hawk PR B 1 and Swainson’s Hawk Buteo swainsoni V5. The Red-tail is a familiar permanent resident; the Harrier and Sharp-shinned hawk are uncommonly […]

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 12:01 pm

RANDY: LOOKING FOR MANATEE LOVE IN ABACO?

RANDY: LOOKING FOR MANATEE LOVE IN ABACO? Strangely, the opportunistic title of this post may not be as contrived or daft as it looks. The facts are these. THE FEMALE In 2012 GEORGIE, a young female manatee, left her mum in the Berry Islands and braved the crossing to Abaco. She reached the Marls; went right […]

Posted on 11 September 2014 | 9:15 am

WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY – ABACO’S 33 SHORE SPECIES (3): PLOVERS

 WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY – ABACO’S 33 SHORE SPECIES (3): PLOVERS Over the last 2 days, 20 of Abaco’s 33 shorebird species have been featured, LARGER SHOREBIRDS followed by SANDPIPERS. The third part of the series concentrates on the 6 plover species found on Abaco. First, I’ve repeated the main Abaco shorebird checklist of 26 species (birds previously featured […]

Posted on 8 September 2014 | 9:55 am

WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY – ABACO’S 33 SHORE SPECIES (2) – SANDPIPERS

WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY: ABACO’S 33 SHORE SPECIES (2) Yesterday I featured 8 of the larger, longer-billed species among Abaco’s 33 shorebirds. Plus one cute Wilson’s Plover chick as page-bait! A number of those are classified as sandpipers. To see them, click HERE. Today it’s the turn of the smaller sandpiper species, little birds with long beaks […]

Posted on 7 September 2014 | 7:22 am

WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY – ABACO’S 33 SHORE SPECIES (1) LARGE BIRDS

WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY: ABACO’S 33 SHORE SPECIES (1) Abaco is home to 33 shorebird species. Like the human residents of the main island and cays, some are permanent; some are winter visitors arriving to enjoy a warmer climate; and some a transients (e.g. Delphi Club members). To celebrate today being World Shorebirds Day, I am going to […]

Posted on 6 September 2014 | 6:15 am

‘AMOY’ THERE! AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS ON ABACO

‘AMOY’ THERE! AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS ON ABACO The American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus is a familiar shorebird, with the significant advantage that it cannot be mistaken for any other shore species either to look at or to hear. All those little sandpipers and plovers can be very confusing; the handsome AMOY stands out from the crowd. I am posting […]

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 6:33 am

‘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

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