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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

BAHAMAS BIRD STAMPS & ABACO: ‘IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF PHILATELY’

BAHAMAS BIRD STAMPS & ABACO: ‘IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF PHILATELY’  The Bahamas produces frequent issues of wildlife stamps. Mostly birds, but also reef fish and sea creatures, animals, butterflies and flowers. I am gradually collecting an album of Bahamas wildlife stamps on a PHILATELY page. I’ve been having a look at a 16-bird […]

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:46 am

THE ABACO PARROT: BEAUTIFUL, NOISY AND UNIQUE [Video]

  THE ABACO PARROT: BEAUTIFUL, NOISY AND UNIQUE [Video] I’ve posted quite often about Abaco’s unique ground-nesting parrots. They have their own page at ABACO PARROTS; and there’s a link in the right sidebar to a small illustrated booklet about them wot I writ in conjunction with Caroline Stahala. I have just found a very short […]

Posted on 27 July 2014 | 11:32 am

LHUDE SING, CUCCU! THE MANGROVE CUCKOO ON ABACO

  LHUDE SING, CUCCU! THE MANGROVE CUCKOO ON ABACO Summer is icumen in, that’s for sure. Has already cumen in, to be accurate. The approach of summer is the time when cuckoos tend to sing loudly (not lewdly, as the old lingo might suggest). The YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, recently featured, is one. The MANGROVE CUCKOO (Coccyzus minor) is another. Before […]

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 2:44 pm

COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2014, GLASGOW: THE BAHAMAS TEAM

 YOUR CUT OUT ‘N’ KEEP GUIDE TO TEAM BAHAMAS  THE OFFICIAL BLURB BAHAMAS: POPULATION: 313,500, CAPITAL CITY: NASSAU The name may have come from the Arawak people who lived here, or the Spanish words ‘baja mar’, which means shallow water or sea. You’ll find frogs, lizards and snakes on the Bahamas. None are poisonous. In […]

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 4:00 pm

RED REEF RESIDENTS: A RUFOUS ROUND-UP IN THE BAHAMAS

RED REEF RESIDENTS: A RUFOUS ROUND-UP IN THE BAHAMAS It’s sunny and very hot. Time to take another dive with Melinda to see what is going on under water around the reefs. Here are some residents, a somewhat loose description since some of the denizens featured are not especially active. But they are alive, so […]

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 8:41 am

“I HEAR YOU KNOCKING”: THE YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO ON ABACO

“I HEAR YOU KNOCKING”: THE YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO ON ABACO The Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) is the least common of three cuckoo species found on Abaco. All are permanent residents.  It is similar to the more frequently seen Mangrove Cuckoo (post to follow). Both are avid consumers of insects in general and caterpillars in particular. The […]

Posted on 20 July 2014 | 2:31 pm

THE OCTOPUS: MARINE BAGPIPES FILLED WITH INK

 THE OCTOPUS: MARINE BAGPIPES FILLED WITH INK Few people know that, by international law, it is unlawful to fail to be fascinated by Octopuses… Octopi… Octopodes… Octopotomi… Whatever. For a learned dissertation on the correct plural form for these creatures – bear with me, there are strict rules that apply here – you’ll find out the […]

Posted on 17 July 2014 | 11:50 am

THE SUPERMOON: LUNAR SEA ON A GRAND SCALE

THE SUPERMOON: LUNAR SEA ON A GRAND SCALE A supermoon is “the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth”. These huge, bright moons are not particularly rare, but they are undoubtedly spectacular. […]

Posted on 15 July 2014 | 3:43 pm

OWLS OF ABACO (1): THE BARN OWL

OWLS OF ABACO (1): THE BARN OWL Realistically, the Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the only owl you are likely to see – and hear – on Abaco. The species is permanently resident, which is a good start in that the opportunities for sighting one exist year-round. Although they are not at all common they […]

Posted on 14 July 2014 | 6:53 am

‘LEAST, BUT NOT LAST': LEAST GREBES ON ABACO

‘LEAST, BUT NOT LAST': LEAST GREBES ON ABACO The Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus is an adorable little dabchick that can be very entertaining to watch. These small birds are able to stay underwater for long enough to ensure they always bob up further away from you than you expect. They can easily stay below the surface for 20 seconds, […]

Posted on 10 July 2014 | 3:14 pm

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