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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

MASKED BOOBY: A SPECTACULAR NEW BIRD SPECIES FOR ABACO

MASKED BOOBY: A SPECTACULAR NEW BIRD SPECIES FOR ABACO Hot avian news has arrived today from Woody Bracey: the 4th brand new species recorded for Abaco within the last 12 months has just been sighted in Abaco waters, north of Great Guana Cay. It was a single Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra), a large seabird also known […]

Posted on 23 January 2015 | 3:01 pm

MAPPING ABACO: READ A NOVEL, TALK RUBBISH OR DISAPPEAR

MAPPING ABACO: READ A NOVEL, TALK RUBBISH OR DISAPPEAR I am probably the last person to twig the topological significance of Abaco’s location in the world. An email tipping me off about a TV programme led me to investigate further. There turn out to be 3 ways in which Abaco’s position in the Atlantic Ocean is of special interest. […]

Posted on 20 January 2015 | 3:51 pm

GREEDY GREEN HERON & A FACEFUL OF FISH

GREEDY GREEN HERON & A FACEFUL OF FISH The Green Heron Butorides virescens is one of 6 heron species found on Abaco. I wrote a detailed post about them last summer HERE, with some wonderful Abaco images (none taken by me…). Since then, I got in touch with Binkie van Es, who had photographed the increasingly rare […]

Posted on 19 January 2015 | 6:22 am

BAHAMAS MANATEES: GINA’S GOOD NEWS FOR 2015

BAHAMAS MANATEES: GINA’S GOOD NEWS FOR 2015 Last year held hopes of a joyous reunion – and indeed union – in Abaco waters between young manatees Randy and Georgie. He had taken the trip from the Berry Is., around the top of Abaco and down the east coast as far at Little Harbour. She lives […]

Posted on 14 January 2015 | 9:20 am

FIERCE LITTLE FALCONS: MERLINS ON ABACO

FIERCE LITTLE FALCONS: MERLINS ON ABACO Merlins (Falco columbarius) are fierce small falcons that are fast and agile in flight. On Abaco, they are fairly common winter residents – though finding one and managing to photograph it may take a bit of doing. And maybe a dose of luck. The ‘columbarius‘ part of their taxonomy reflects […]

Posted on 12 January 2015 | 11:42 am

FESTIVE BIRDING ON ABACO WITH GUEST BIRDER VELMA

FESTIVE BIRDING ON ABACO WITH GUEST BIRDER VELMA Velma Knowles is a resident of Nassau but originates from Abaco, where her grandparents lived. She is a keen photographer and birder, and recently spent a few days ‘back home’ on Abaco, staying on Man-o-War Cay during that strange ‘Christmas to New Year’ period that people have begun to refer to […]

Posted on 8 January 2015 | 3:56 pm

SANDERLING ON ABACO: A PERFECT PEEP FOR THE NEW YEAR

SANDERLING ON ABACO: A PERFECT PEEP FOR THE NEW YEAR Various matters have kept me from the Blogosphere over the last week, so this is the first post for 2015. And what gorgeous little birds to have to hand for it – the Sanderling Calidris alba, a small sandpiper or ‘stint’ that is a common and welcome […]

Posted on 6 January 2015 | 2:07 pm

“A WHALE OF A YEAR”: 12 MONTHS FROM ROLLING HARBOUR ABACO

“A WHALE OF A YEAR”: 12 MONTHS FROM ROLLING HARBOUR ABACO  JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH Publication & Launch of “The Birds of Abaco” APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST  SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER All the best for 2015 to Rolling Harbour’s regular, occasional and random visitors Credits: BMMRO, RH, Melinda Riger, Gerlinde Taurer, Tom Sheley, Alex Hughes, […]

Posted on 30 December 2014 | 4:34 pm

“ELEVEN PIPERS PIPING”: CUTE PLOVERS FOR CHRISTMAS…

“ELEVEN PIPERS PIPING“: CUTE PLOVERS FOR CHRISTMAS… A Gorgeous Gallery of Ringed / Tagged PIPL by Danny Sauvageau The numbers, positions, colours and numbering of the rings and tags pinpoints the precise origins of each bird. Note that some birds are ringed both above and below the ‘knee’. These markers have no effect on the daily lives […]

Posted on 24 December 2014 | 7:44 am

COLOURFUL BUNTING FOR CHRISTMAS ON ABACO

COLOURFUL BUNTING FOR CHRISTMAS ON ABACO BUNTING  /ˈbʌntɪŋ/  (Noun) [Yay! A Christmas gift of a puntastic avian / festive double-meaning] A small New World songbird of the cardinal subfamily Flags and other colourful festive decorations PAINTED BUNTING It’s hard to imagine a more Christmasy little bird than the Painted Bunting. Bright blue, red, green primary […]

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 12:41 pm

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