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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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Rolling Harbour Abaco News

THE DELPHI CLUB, ABACO: BIRDS, WILDLIFE & MORE

STANDIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY: GREAT BLUE HERON ON ABACO

STANDIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY: GREAT BLUE HERON ON ABACO The occasion: a trip to Sandy Point for a lunch party at the legendary Nancy’s in honour of  Sandy Walker at the end of his 5 years as manager of the Delphi Club. A pair of brown pelicans on the nearby dock were clumsily flying […]

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:04 am

“OL’ BLUE EYES”: WHITE-WINGED DOVES ON ABACO

“OL’ BLUE EYES”: WHITE-WINGED DOVES ON ABACO The White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica  is an easily recognised dove species, being the only one on Abaco with conspicuous white wing markings. The prominent blue eye-rings are another unusual feature of this bird. The blue is skin and not feather colouring. Another identifier is the dark line on the upper […]

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:14 pm

ABACO’S FORGOTTEN LIGHTHOUSE: THE “OLD LIGHTHOUSE”, LITTLE HARBOUR

ABACO’S FORGOTTEN LIGHTHOUSE: THE “OLD LIGHTHOUSE”, LITTLE HARBOUR There’s relatively little that a casual investigator can discover about the ruined lighthouse at Little Harbour, Abaco. This hurricane-damaged wreck is Abaco’s third and largely unknown light, after the icon on ELBOW REEF and the desolate but romantic HOLE-IN-THE-WALL that stands on the southern tip of Abaco, down 15 miles of dodgy […]

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 12:45 pm

WINTER WARBLERS ON ABACO: NORTHERN PARULA

WINTER WARBLERS ON ABACO: NORTHERN PARULA  The NORTHERN PARULA Setophaga americana is a stumpy little migratory warbler with white arcs above and below the eyes, and with a slate-coloured back distinctively smudged with an olive patch in both sexes. These birds are winter residents on Abaco, and are common throughout the island and cays. They are […]

Posted on 17 October 2014 | 7:16 am

HURRICANE UPDATE: GONZALO TRACKS AWAY FROM ABACO, BAHAMAS

HURRICANE UPDATE: GONZALO TRACKS AWAY FROM ABACO, BAHAMAS STOP PRESS – UPDATE Following yesterday’s post (below), the hurricane’s tendency to track further away from the Bahamas is confirmed by later models, for examples this one from Wunderground. So I think we are officially ‘off-risk’. But Bermuda is definitely not… Anyway, read on a bit and you […]

Posted on 14 October 2014 | 7:45 am

“ALIEN FROM THE DEEP”: ABACO’S SCALELESS BLACK DRAGONFISH

“ALIEN FROM THE DEEP”: ABACO’S SCALELESS BLACK DRAGONFISH Prepared to be terrified. Beneath the placid turquoise waters of Abaco lurks a ruthless and implacable killer of hideous mien, armed with vicious teeth  … Yes, as the music from Jaws begins to throb round your temples I bring you… THE SCALELESS BLACK DRAGONFISH, aka the Deep Sea […]

Posted on 13 October 2014 | 12:10 pm

CRYSTAL CLEAR: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES (3)

CRYSTAL CLEAR: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES (3)  This is the third in a series showcasing the wealth of beauty that lies beneath the many thousands of acres of pine forest that cover the vast majority of South Abaco. I have previously  featured sets of wonderful photos taken by diver Hitoshi Miho in the underground cave systems of […]

Posted on 10 October 2014 | 7:08 am

“50 WAYS TO PLEASE YOUR PLOVER”: PIPING PLOVERS ON ABACO (2)

 “50 WAYS TO PLEASE YOUR PLOVER”: PIPING PLOVERS ON ABACO (2) There must be 50 ways at least, most of them amounting to leaving Piping Plovers alone and respecting their habitat. So, in many cases simply NOT doing things . Refraining from driving your  SUV around on the beaches exactly where they are resting (with other […]

Posted on 8 October 2014 | 5:46 am

FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER: ANOTHER NEW SPECIES FOR ABACO

FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER: ANOTHER NEW SPECIES FOR ABACO Following the flurry of reports and photos in June of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks on Abaco – a species never recorded here before – comes a new ‘first bird': the Fork-Tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savant. On September 24 Shirley Cartwright saw an unusual bird with a long dark tail and managed […]

Posted on 6 October 2014 | 2:12 pm

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 2: STRANGE BAHAMAS REEF FISH

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 2: STRANGE BAHAMAS REEF FISH WTF 1 concerned the REMORA, the upside-down looking fish with the trainer-sole sucker on its head with which it attaches itself to sharks and other large undersea creatures. If you’ve ever seen a picture of a shark with one or more grey passengers hitching a ride, those are these. […]

Posted on 3 October 2014 | 10:04 am

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