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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

OLIVE-CAPPED WARBLERS ON ABACO

OLIVE-CAPPED WARBLERS ON ABACO Abaco has a recorded 37 warbler species. Of these, most are winter residents and some are rarer migratory transients. Only 5 are permanently resident on Abaco: the Bahama Warbler, Bahama Yellowthroat, Olive-capped Warbler, Pine Warbler and Yellow Warbler. You can read about all 5 HERE  I realise that I haven’t posted about OCWs in […]

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 3:38 pm

‘BAHAMAS SHRIMPING’: BANDED CORAL SHRIMPS

‘BAHAMAS SHRIMPING’: BANDED CORAL SHRIMPS The Banded Coral Shrimp Stenopus hispidus is also known as the banded cleaner shrimp because it cleans other fish (see TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS); and ‘boxing shrimp’ because its stance and the large pincers on the third set of legs give the creature the appearance of a boxer ready to fight. These […]

Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:51 am

ABACO’S BIRDING HOTSPOTS (42 OF THE BAHAMAS TOP 100)

ABACO’S BIRDING HOTSPOTS (42 OF THE BAHAMAS TOP 100) Right now, I’m doing daily checks on the indispensable EBIRD CARIBBEAN in relation to the ABACO PIPING PLOVER WATCH project (and incidentally if you encounter one or more on a beach near you, details would be very welcome – below is what to look out for!). It […]

Posted on 24 August 2015 | 12:20 pm

ABACO BUTTERFLIES feat. FLUTTERY PHILATELY

ABACO BUTTERFLIES feat. FLUTTERY PHILATELY I’ve been distracted from my intended scribble by a lovely butterfly posted by ‘Selah Vie’, one I’ve never seen before. It’s one of those lepidots that have a topside surprisingly and excitingly different from the underwings (see header image). Imagine having this beauty turning up on your patio… RED-SPOTTED PURPLE […]

Posted on 21 August 2015 | 12:58 pm

BAHAMAS MANATEE MAGIC ON ABACO & BEYOND

BAHAMAS MANATEE MAGIC ON ABACO & BEYOND Four years ago, there were no manatees in Abaco waters. Then a couple of adventuresome sirenians made the trip over from the Berry Is. and since then, there have been at least one, sometimes two and occasionally three resident on Abaco. And for slow, gentle, animals they certainly […]

Posted on 19 August 2015 | 9:01 am

ABACO’S WINTER WARBLERS: ARRIVING ANY MOMENT!

ABACO’S WINTER WARBLERS: ARRIVING ANY MOMENT! To celebrate the forthcoming influx of the ‘confusing fall warblers’ of the winter season, here is a reminder of my guide to the 37 warbler species found on Abaco, of which only 5 are permanent residents. The remainder are either winter residents of variable scarcity; or transients somewhat randomly […]

Posted on 17 August 2015 | 4:31 pm

BAHAMA PINTAILS ON ABACO (WITH YELLOWLEGS PHOTOBOMB)

BAHAMA PINTAILS ON ABACO (WITH YELLOWLEGS PHOTOBOMB) I’m not going to pretend that these are particularly meritorious bird photos in any way. We were at Gilpin Point pond, always a good place to see birds and now an area that has regular parrot fly-pasts (and hang-around-squawkings). It’s the only place we have found a furtive […]

Posted on 14 August 2015 | 11:41 am

WHALE TALES FROM ABACO (1): BLAINVILLE’S BEAKED WHALES

WHALE TALES FROM ABACO (1): BLAINVILLE’S BEAKED WHALES Back in March we were invited by Charlotte and Diane of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation BMMRO to spend a day out with them on the research boat, a chance we jumped at. I had been writing on and off about the organisation’s whale, dolphin and […]

Posted on 12 August 2015 | 11:03 am

CARIBBEAN REEF SQUID: SUPERPOWERS & SEX LIVES REVEALED

CARIBBEAN REEF SQUID: SUPERPOWERS & SEX LIVES REVEALED The Caribbean reef squid Sepioteuthis sepioidea is a small squid species of the Caribbean Sea and the Floridian coast. Its fins extend nearly the whole length of the body and undulate rapidly as it swims. Recently, it has been discovered that this squid is capable of brief flight out of the water. Reef […]

Posted on 10 August 2015 | 12:47 pm

“CHECK OUT THE WEB” (2) SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS ON ABACO

“CHECK OUT THE WEB” (2) SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS ON ABACO Having recently headlined a post for SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS with a web-related title, I’m repeating it for Abaco’s other part-webbed shorebird, the semipalmated sandpiper. Either it’s so apposite that it doesn’t need changing; or else I lack the imagination to think up something new… This attractive little sandpiper […]

Posted on 7 August 2015 | 10:00 am

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