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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

‘BONEFISH CHASE': A SKIFF RIDE FROM CROSSING ROCKS

‘BONEFISH CHASE': A SKIFF RIDE FROM CROSSING ROCKS Does any ‘fun’ (toxic concept) ever happen around Rolling Harbour? All that detailed business about our little winged friends. All that earnest historic stuff with, like, maps and things. All those fish that are basically just… fish. Ditto the flowers. The prints of Whales (geddit?). But does […]

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:02 am

HOLE-IN-THE-WALL, ABACO: A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE (1) BACKGROUND

HOLE-IN-THE-WALL, ABACO: A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE (1) BACKGROUND I’ve posted several times about the desolate, unpopulated area on the southern tip of Abaco known as Hole-in-the-Wall. It’s a place of history and mystery – indeed arguably the most historically, geographically and nautically important location on the entire island. The material in this post has to an extent […]

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 9:51 am

YELLOW WARBLERS ON ABACO

YELLOW WARBLERS ON ABACO Of the 37 WARBLER SPECIES recorded for Abaco, 25 are mainly or partly yellow. So talk of a ‘yellow warbler’ can as easily be a general description matching any one of a number of species, as a particular description of the one and only Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia. This small sunny bird is a common permanent […]

Posted on 18 May 2015 | 4:52 pm

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY: ONE LITTLE REASON WHY IT MATTERS…

I had been going to post a selection of bird photos to mark Endangered Species Day today. I’d begun to plan the details – the birds to use, the captions for each and so on. Then I saw one photograph that is so charming and yet so poignant that I realised that adding further images […]

Posted on 15 May 2015 | 10:51 am

BAHAMAS WHALES & DOLPHINS IN ABACO & ANDROS WATERS

BAHAMAS WHALES & DOLPHINS IN ABACO & ANDROS WATERS The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO)  has its HQ at Sandy Point, Abaco. We recently went out in their research boat, a RHIB, to spend an unforgettable day with Blainville’s beaked whales and bottlenose dolphins. I posted some of the dolphins HERE; and a two-part beaked whale […]

Posted on 13 May 2015 | 9:47 am

BRITTLE STARS: PRIMITIVE YET INCREDIBLY COMPLEX STARFISH

BRITTLE STARS: PRIMITIVE YET INCREDIBLY COMPLEX STARFISH BRITTLE STARS are closely related to starfish, and in particular to Basket Stars. They are commonly known as “serpent stars”, having 5 long, thin arms that may grow as long as 2 feet long. There are lots of different types of brittle star – at least 2000 – […]

Posted on 11 May 2015 | 1:55 pm

PIONEER NATURALISTS & ABACO BIRDS: POTTED BIOGRAPHIES

PIONEER NATURALISTS & ABACO BIRDS: POTTED BIOGRAPHIES Who were all the people – all men, I’m afraid – who are immortalised in the names of birds they first discovered or recorded or collected specimens of or wrote about? In various previous birds posts I have given brief bios of the naturalist for whom the particular […]

Posted on 8 May 2015 | 2:13 pm

PLOVER LOVER? MEET SOME CUTE CHICKS ON ABACO

PLOVER LOVER? MEET SOME CUTE CHICKS ON ABACO (*Serious Voice*) “The Wilson’s Plover is the only permanent resident plover found on Abaco, the other species being the winter resident Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Piping Plover and Killdeer; and the rare transient American Golden Plover. The nidification of the Wilson’s Plover is by common consent among naturalists the most…” But […]

Posted on 6 May 2015 | 12:24 pm

COMMON GROUND DOVE (‘TOBACCO DOVE’) ON ABACO

COMMON GROUND DOVE (‘TOBACCO DOVE’) ON ABACO These small birds Columbina passerina are also known as tobacco doves. Although they sometimes perch in the branches of trees, you are more likely to encounter them on the ground, where they forage for seeds, fruit, and insects. They will often fly in front of a person or vehicle […]

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 4:09 pm

WHITE IBISES ON ABACO: UNCOMMONLY EXCITING SIGHTING

 WHITE IBISES ON ABACO: UNCOMMONLY EXCITING SIGHTING “STOP THE CAR!” The shout was embarrassingly loud, amplified by being yelled inside a vehicle. Loud, because it seemed to emanate from very close indeed to my ear. Embarrassing, because it appeared to come out of my own mouth. Good grief! It was me. And I’d seen White […]

Posted on 30 April 2015 | 12:35 pm

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