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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

A BONEFISHING CHALLENGE ON ABACO: THE ‘WHICH?’ REPORT

A BONEFISHING CHALLENGE ON ABACO In January I posted an article called BONEFISHING ON ABACO: A CHALLENGE IS ACCEPTED. This stemmed from contact online with fisherman and fly tyer Mark Minshull, who kindly tied some flies for me to try on the Marls. In the post I showed pictures of my manky flybox and his […]

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 3:36 pm

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS ON ABACO

The Black-and-White Warbler Mniotilta varia is a fairly common winter resident on Abaco. They are the only birds of the genus Mniotilta (“moss-picker” gr.). Unlike most warblers these birds behave rather like nuthatches, creeping along the trunks and branches of trees grubbing insects out of the bark. Pine trees are ideal for this. I remain rather dim […]

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 4:12 pm

THE CONCH QUEST OF ABACO…

THE CONCH QUEST OF ABACO… Conchs are gastropods. They are food. They are decoration (anyway, the shells are). For some, they are a living. And on Abaco they are everywhere – alive in the waters, and as shells scattered on  beaches or piled up outside restaurants. So the quest for conch is an easy one. There […]

Posted on 11 April 2014 | 10:35 am

TOP-FIVE CUTE? A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER ON ABACO

TOP-FIVE CUTE? A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER ON ABACO There are plenty of cute little birds on Abaco, as almost anywhere else. The BGG would definitely be in my top 10, and probably shouldering its tiny way into the top 5. This one was in the coppice 20 yards from the Delphi Club. I made some of […]

Posted on 9 April 2014 | 11:44 am

A DOG’S LIFE: POTCAKES AT SANDY POINT, ABACO

A DOG’S LIFE: POTCAKES AT SANDY POINT, ABACO The POTCAKE DOG is a mixed-breed dog type from the Bahamas & TCI. Its name comes from the congealed rice and pea mixture that local residents traditionally fed dogs. A while ago I posted in more detail about these dogs including TEN VITAL FACTS HERE and about the potcake RESCUE SCHEMES HERE. An updated and […]

Posted on 6 April 2014 | 11:43 am

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE… CURLY TAIL LIZARD KIND

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE… CURLY TAIL LIZARD KIND These little lizards are irresistible. They sun themselves. They scuttle. They blink. Their tails curl. What’s not to like. Here’s one I got close to… Double click and you can get even closer. Look! Tiny Claws!

Posted on 4 April 2014 | 11:40 am

ROLLING HARBOUR, ABACO – THE GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURE

ROLLING HARBOUR, ABACO – THE GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURE Rolling Harbour, location of the Delphi Club, is a mile-long curving sandy bay on the east side of South Abaco, half an hour’s drive south of Marsh Harbour. It is marked on a handful of old maps and a couple of more recent ones. Other than that, it keeps […]

Posted on 1 April 2014 | 12:06 pm

“REEF ENCOUNTER”: TEN CHEERFUL BAHAMAS REEF FISH

“REEF ENCOUNTER”: TEN CHEERFUL BAHAMAS REEF FISH LAURA JESSON “Do you know, I believe we should all behave quite differently if we lived in a warm, sunny climate all the time. We shouldn’t be so withdrawn and shy and difficult…” (Brief Encounter 1945)  The quote is there both because it is particularly apposite for any […]

Posted on 31 March 2014 | 9:30 am

A CUBAN PEWEE AT THE ABACO NEEM FARM

A CUBAN PEWEE AT THE ABACO NEEM FARM This post may be infected with a passing dose of Badworkmanblamingtoolitis. I took a new camera to Abaco, an upgrade on my previous one (which thankfully I kept while testing the new one). I only use a ‘Bridge’ camera, mostly set on auto because it takes me […]

Posted on 29 March 2014 | 4:46 pm

ADMIRABLE ADMIRAL BOUGAINVILLE & HIS EPONYMOUS FLOWERS ON ABACO

ADMIRABLE ADMIRAL BOUGAINVILLE & HIS EPONYMOUS FLOWERS ON ABACO By the second half of the c18th, no respectable nautical expedition was complete without at least one naturalist or geologist on board. Within a few decades, that intentionally sweeping generalisation would include Charles Darwin himself. Louis Antoine, Comte de Bougainville (1729 – 1811) was a French admiral […]

Posted on 27 March 2014 | 1:19 pm

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