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Latest News From The Abaconian and Rolling Harbour Abaco

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

“TUVU” (TURKEY VULTURE) ON LUBBERS QUARTERS, ABACO

“TUVU” (TURKEY VULTURE) ON LUBBERS QUARTERS, ABACO Lubbers Quarters is a Cay off the southern tip of Elbow Cay, and home to the excellent Cracker P’s restaurant. Also, home to Larry Towning, who takes terrific sunrise and sunset photos, among other subjects that include birds. He recently happened upon a Turkey Vulture sitting on a […]

Posted on 23 July 2016 | 3:46 pm

HAWKSBILL TURTLES: A RARE FIND & SWIMMING WITH ANGELS

HAWKSBILL TURTLES: A RARE FIND & SWIMMING WITH ANGELS There is something unusual about this juvenile hawksbill turtle peacefully noodling round some impressive elkhorn coral with the grunts and sergeant majors. He’s a rarity. He was found at West End, Grand Bahama (just 67 miles swim from West Palm Beach Fl.), a place where hawksbills […]

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 2:23 pm

BAHAMA WOODSTARS: JEWELS IN ABACO’S CROWN

BAHAMA WOODSTARS: JEWELS IN ABACO’S CROWN Abaco is spoilt for birds. What other island in the word has its very own population of ground-nesting parrots? (Clue: none). How many others provide a secluded winter home for the rare Kirtland’s Warbler? Or a safe habitat for piping plovers – more than 300 individual birds recorded last […]

Posted on 18 July 2016 | 3:33 pm

JACKKNIFE FISH: BAHAMAS REEF FISH 30

JACKKNIFE FISH: BAHAMAS REEF FISH 30 The rather uncomfortably ‘double-k’  Jackknife fish is one of 3 types of similar drumfish subspecies of Equetus found in Bahamas waters. The others are the High Hat and the SPOTTED DRUMFISH – the first fish featured in this series. Each of these drumfish species has juveniles that are elegant and delicate, becoming […]

Posted on 14 July 2016 | 4:26 pm

THE BAHAMAS: A STAMPING GROUND FOR DOLPHINS

THE BAHAMAS: A STAMPING GROUND FOR DOLPHINS I have commented before on the excellent wildlife stamps produced by the Bahamas Philatelic Bureau, and there is a fairly comprehensive page featuring many of the special issues HERE. Recently, dolphins were treated to their own set of stamps, in conjunction with the BMMRO (Bahamas Marine Mammal Research […]

Posted on 11 July 2016 | 12:23 pm

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH) 10: FLYING GURNARD

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH) 10: FLYING GURNARD Imagine that you are swimming along resplendent in your snorkelling gear (me) – or in scuba gear for the advanced swimmer (you). There, below you, camouflaged against the sea bottom is a fish. A strange-shaped brown sort of creature with odd side fins. As it progresses over the gravelly […]

Posted on 7 July 2016 | 11:51 am

INDEPENDENCE DAY… FOR TINY FUZZY FLUFF BALLS

INDEPENDENCE DAY… FOR TINY PIPING FLUFF BALLS Happy July 4th to all those for whom the date has special significance (aside from it being plenty of people’s birthday). I’m celebrating the occasion by exercising my personal independence with a post that wrote itself. Mary Lenahan has done all the hard graft. Her photos and captions […]

Posted on 4 July 2016 | 3:14 pm

BIRDS: BIG MOUTHFULS, VARIED DIETS & PLAYING WITH FOOD…

BIRDS: BIG MOUTHFULS, VARIED DIETS & PLAYING WITH FOOD… Anhingas are so-called ‘darters’. You won’t have seen one on Abaco. Or else, if you have, you’ve had a rare avian treat. These cormorant-like birds are far from unusual in Florida, all round the Gulf of Mexico, on Cuba and generally in the West Indies, and throughout […]

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 1:29 pm

CONCH QUEST: ABACO’S MOST VERSATILE GASTROPOD

CONCH QUEST: ABACO’S MOST VERSATILE GASTROPOD The conch. Such a fascinating gastropod, and with so many uses both culinary and decorative. In certain cultures, religiously significant. A rudimentary musical instrument for a shell.  And did I mention delicious?  Live conchs enjoy motoring around uninhibitedly on the sea floor, keeping an eye out… Conchs also enjoy […]

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 12:16 pm

BANANAQUITS ON ABACO (GUEST PHOTOS)

BANANAQUITS ON ABACO (GUEST PHOTOS) This is the best job in the world (#it’snotajob #it’sapastime #duh!yougetpaidinajob). I get to choose what to write about and what photos to use. And it’s all enjoyable, interesting, and totally new (to me) within the last 10 years. Bananaquits are another favourite small bird of mine. Charmaine Albury takes […]

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 1:00 pm

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