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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

AMERICAN REDSTARTS ON ABACO: MALES IN FOCUS

AMERICAN REDSTARTS ON ABACO: MALES IN FOCUS Time to rectify an omission and to feature the striking orange and black male American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla. A while ago I posted about the equally distinctive yellow and black females HERE (the dissimilar colouring between the sexes of these little warblers is due to differing carotin levels in each). These […]

Posted on 24 February 2017 | 12:10 pm

SAWFISH: UNIQUE LIVE BIRTH FOOTAGE ON ANDROS

SAWFISH: UNIQUE LIVE BIRTH FOOTAGE ON ANDROS The word ‘awesome’ – a word of Biblical origin and medieval usage connoting an experience of wonderment with an element of dread* – lost its power once it became the common verbal currency for describing the offer of a beer, a photograph of a sulky cat, or a so-so pub band. Where […]

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 9:04 am

WATER DOGS: THE POTCAKES OF SANDY POINT, ABACO

WATER DOGS: THE POTCAKES OF SANDY POINT, ABACO Sandy Point is the absolute end. Literally. Abaco’s only highway runs 120 miles from north to south. Towards the end, it hooks around to the west, then back north a short distance to the small community. You can drive on right through the settlement, with its criss-crossing side […]

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 12:47 pm

AMERICAN KESTRELS ON ABACO: ‘LET US PREY…’

AMERICAN KESTRELS ON ABACO: ‘LET US PREY…’ To be honest, I haven’t done these fine birds justice. Barely a mention of them for 3 years. Too much else on the land and in the water to choose from. I posted some of my photos from an outing to Sandy Point HERE. And the kestrel kinsman […]

Posted on 17 February 2017 | 10:35 am

BLUEHEAD WRASSE: PRIVATE LIFE LAID BARE

BLUEHEAD WRASSE: PRIVATE LIFE LAID BARE The bluehead wrasse (or blue-headed wrasse) Thalassoma bifasciatum is a denizen of the coral reefs of the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean. This bright little 4-inch fish is… a wrasse with a blue head. No more and no less. Unless it’s a juvenile. Then it is mainly bright yellow. […]

Posted on 14 February 2017 | 12:35 pm

“HARRY POTTER & THE MAGIC BAND” REVISITED: THE LEGEND LIVES ON

“HARRY POTTER & THE MAGIC BAND” REVISITED THE LEGEND LIVES ON by ROWLING HARBOUR It was a bright sunny morning and the sand on the beach was warm under Harry Potter’s bare feet. Although by now an experienced flyer, his recent adventures during his epic 1000-mile journey had left him very tired. All his friends that had […]

Posted on 10 February 2017 | 12:41 pm

MAGNIFICENT FLYING MACHINES: FRIGATEBIRDS

MAGNIFICENT FLYING MACHINES: FRIGATEBIRDS It’s almost exactly one year since I last posted about the Magnificent Frigatebird aka Man-o-War Bird (Fregata magnificens). You can read about their courtship displays, gular pouches, nesting habits, names, uses to mankind (if any), and 10 magnificent facts about them HERE. I’ve included some truncated facts below. Now is a […]

Posted on 8 February 2017 | 1:43 pm

ABSORBING SPONGES ON THE BAHAMAS REEFS…

ABSORBING SPONGES ON THE BAHAMAS REEFS… A while back I showed a collection of colourful sponges – one that you might come across with minimum equipment. Snorkel, mask, flippers. Oh, and a coral reef, if you happen to have one handy. I suspect that to quite a few people the word ‘sponge’ means soggy yellow […]

Posted on 6 February 2017 | 2:51 pm

АБАKО: SOVIET RUSSIAN MILITARY MAP OF ABACO

АБАKО: SOVIET RUSSIAN MILITARY MAP OF ABACO I had been toying with a plan to write something fishy today. Lifting the lid on the secrets of the creole wrasse, maybe. Then something arrived in my inbox overnight that changed my course entirely. I was struck  by an idea  harder than a torrent of mixed metaphors speeding towards a […]

Posted on 2 February 2017 | 12:26 pm

“THE DIET OF WORMS”: WORM-EATING WARBLERS ON ABACO

“THE DIET OF WORMS”: WORM-EATING WARBLERS ON ABACO The little worm-eating warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) is unique. Not because of its worm-eating propensities or its warbler-ishness (or the combination), but because it is the only species currently classified in the genus Helmitheros. The Swainson’s warbler was once in the same genus, but the WEWA saw off the competition. […]

Posted on 31 January 2017 | 2:10 pm

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