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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

VORACIOUS VIREOS: A TALE OF GREED ON ABACO

VORACIOUS VIREOS: A TALE OF GREED ON ABACO Lo, the tiny fluffy BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO fledgling, so innocent and coming close to aborbs (but for being frankly a little unkempt). Yet few would guess that beneath that delightfully virtuous exterior rages the appetite of a  MONSTER… Excuse me, I’m getting a little peckish… That’s fine, son, […]

Posted on 25 July 2017 | 1:23 pm

MARK CATESBY, PIONEER NATURALIST: NEW BOOK

MARK CATESBY, PIONEER NATURALIST: NEW BOOK Exactly two years ago, I wrote about the publication of a lavish limited edition facsimile of Mark Catesby’s renowned work The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands in 4 volumes to mark the 300th anniversary of Catesby’s arrival in the New World. Unsurprisingly, the cost of the set […]

Posted on 20 July 2017 | 12:50 pm

HAWKSBILL TURTLES + ANGELS = REEF HEAVEN

HAWKSBILL TURTLES + ANGELS = REEF HEAVEN Hawksbills on their own, nosing around the colourful coral reefs of the Bahamas, are a beautiful sight. I don’t want to overdo the religious tendency of the title, but they are indeed wonderful to behold. Add FRENCH ANGELFISH and a QUEEN ANGELFISH and it’s as close to perfection […]

Posted on 18 July 2017 | 9:12 am

ANTILLEAN NIGHTHAWKS REVISITED

ANTILLEAN NIGHTHAWKS REVISITED In 2014 I wrote about finding myself – with others on a birding expedition – in the midst of dozens of nighthawks as they swooped and dived (dove?) while hawking for flies. “The birds were quite unperturbed by our presence, and from time to time would zoom past within inches of our […]

Posted on 13 July 2017 | 3:28 pm

IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN: THE LIMPKIN

IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN: THE LIMPKIN The Limpkin has a special status: it is in a Class of its own. Actually, it is in a Family of its own in terms of strict Linnean classification. It is in the Class ‘bird’ and the Order ‘crane and rail’. But there is no other creature in […]

Posted on 10 July 2017 | 11:30 am

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (36): REEF BUTTERFLYFISH

 BAHAMAS REEF FISH (36): REEF BUTTERFLYFISH Butterflyfishes come in several varieties in Bahamian waters; and there are more than 120 species worldwide. Not so long ago I wrote about the LONGSNOUT variety, also known as the “Butterbun”. Now it’s time to take a look at the Reef Butterfyfish. In some ways butterflyfishes resemble small angelfishes […]

Posted on 6 July 2017 | 7:38 am

HOOPOES: THE TARGET FOR THE WEEK (NOT ON ABACO!)

HOOPOES: THE TARGET FOR THE WEEK (NOT ON ABACO!) From time to time, wildlife that is completely alien to Abaco, the Bahamas, or even the Americas will slip under the radar and find a place hereabouts. I’m hoping to find one such during the next few days. It is Upupa epops: the Eurasian hoopoe. This […]

Posted on 3 July 2017 | 8:54 am

SCOOP (2): AMAZING BLACK SKIMMERS & CHICKS

SCOOP (2): AMAZING BLACK SKIMMERS & CHICKS Last year I posted about an avian scoop, when black skimmers (Rynchops niger) were actually photographed on Abaco. These wonderful birds are classified WR 4 for Abaco, which means uncommon winter residents (ie roughly September until April). Now I look into it further on the indispensable eBird, there are […]

Posted on 30 June 2017 | 1:15 pm

RED-LEGGED THRUSHES: MAKING EYE-CONTACT ON ABACO

RED-LEGGED THRUSHES: MAKING EYE-CONTACT ON ABACO I see it is ‘literally’** years since I last wrote about these lovely, accessible birds, the only permanent resident breeding thrush species on Abaco (out of 8). The post – OL’ RED-EYES IS BACK – featured mainly my own photos, plus one by Mrs RH. With a whole lot […]

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 1:30 pm

SHEARWATER DIE-OFF ON ABACO: UPDATE

SHEARWATER DIE-OFF ON ABACO: UPDATE A week ago I posted about the reports of dead and dying Audubon’s shearwaters being washed up on various beaches on the Abaco mainland in and around Cherokee Sound and down to Bahama Palm Shores. I included some advice about how to deal with these poor birds. You can find […]

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 4:56 pm

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