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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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BIRDS, WILDLIFE & MORE DELPHI CLUB, ABACO

WATCHFUL TYRANT: A LOGGERHEAD KINGBIRD ON ABACO

WATCHFUL TYRANT: A LOGGERHEAD KINGBIRD ON ABACO The Delphi Club on Abaco has a number of permanent residents (or by now – let’s be realistic – maybe their descendants). There’s the huge curly tail lizard that lives under the large stones by the outside staircase. There are the West Indian Woodpeckers that noisily nest in […]

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 3:19 pm

ABACO PLANTS & FLOWERS: AN ORCHID MYSTERY

ABACO PLANTS & FLOWERS: AN ORCHID MYSTERY Recently I was contacted by someone who had found an unusual orchid on Abaco and wanted to find out more about it, starting with ID. Lucy, an English botanist who has been visiting Abaco with her husband for many years, discovered a strange wild orchid species that did not appear in […]

Posted on 19 May 2017 | 11:19 am

‘CUDAS: “WHAT BIG TEETH YOU’VE GOT…”

‘CUDAS: “WHAT BIG TEETH YOU’VE GOT…” Or, if not exactly big then lethally lacerating. Their sharp fangs are all different sizes, which gives more of a mincing effect than a clean bite. Then there’s the underbite, involving more mincing. And the fact that the teeth are set at different angles. That’s a third mincing effect. […]

Posted on 16 May 2017 | 1:57 pm

WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAILS & BAHAMA DUCKLINGS

WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAILS & BAHAMA DUCKLINGS The white-cheeked (‘Bahama’) pintail is everyone’s favourite dabbling duck. You can see them in large numbers at Gilpin Pond, and in slightly lesser numbers in the pond on Treasure Cay golf course. You may come across the occasional pair or singleton way out on the Marls. Wherever they may be, […]

Posted on 10 May 2017 | 2:23 pm

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 13: THE ROUGHHEAD BLENNY

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 13: THE ROUGHHEAD BLENNY The WTF? series has looked at a number of bizarre reef denizens, and this little fish is certainly that. For a start, its ‘correct’ name is Acanthemblemaria aspera, an excellent challenge for saying 10 times very quickly **. And the name blenny comes from the Greek word for ‘slime’, […]

Posted on 8 May 2017 | 1:53 pm

SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER: AN “IF ONLY” BIRD FOR ABACO

SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER: AN “IF ONLY” BIRD FOR ABACO About 3 years ago, there was great excitement when a new bird species was recorded on Abaco. Not just recorded, but actually photographed too – the best of evidence. This was a fork-tailed flycatcher, and to no one’s great surprise another one has never been seen since. […]

Posted on 4 May 2017 | 12:51 pm

TURTLE BREEDING SEASON & A SMALL POEM TO PONDER

TURTLE BREEDING SEASON & A SMALL POEM TO PONDER The turtle lives ‘twixt plated decks Which practically conceal its sex. I think it clever of the turtle  In such a fix, to be so fertile. Anyone unfamiliar with the works of OGDEN NASH (1902 – 1971) would do well the check out his inimitable poetry, in […]

Posted on 1 May 2017 | 12:36 pm

BAHAMA MOCKINGBIRDS ON ABACO: GOOD IMPRESSIONS

BAHAMA MOCKINGBIRDS ON ABACO: GOOD IMPRESSIONS The Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii is similar to its slightly smaller cousin, the widespread Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottis. The range of Bahama Mockingbirds is not restricted to the Bahamas themselves, and includes areas of  Cuba, Jamaica and TCI, so despite the name they are not an endemic species to the Bahamas.  They are also occasional vagrants to […]

Posted on 26 April 2017 | 12:04 pm

OCTOPUSES: WORTH LEARNING TO SCUBA FOR?

OCTOPUSES: WORTH LEARNING TO SCUBA FOR? If I had to give a single reason for learning to scuba, watching an octopus would be very near the top of a long list. It’s never going to happen for me, of course – I have about 17 excuses lined up just in case anyone should ask me […]

Posted on 24 April 2017 | 12:39 pm

CHEROKEE SHELL MUSEUM, ABACO: “GIFTS FROM THE SEA”

CHEROKEE SHELL MUSEUM, ABACO: “GIFTS FROM THE SEA” One of the smallest museums in the world has just opened on April 15 in the picturesque settlement of Cherokee on Abaco, Bahamas. Other contenders for the title include the MmuseumM in New York, housed in an elevator shaft (look through glass window + audio guide); a converted […]

Posted on 21 April 2017 | 9:31 am

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