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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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‘ANOTHER GOOD ONE': BRIDLED TERN ON ABACO

 ‘ANOTHER GOOD ONE': BRIDLED TERN ON ABACO Well, with a bit of digging into the naming of this tern species, I have discovered that the ‘bridled’ part of it apparently refers to the white band / collar at the back of its neck. This is puzzling because one would expect a ‘bridle’ to start at […]

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 9:07 am

PEACOCK FLOUNDER: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (21)

   PEACOCK FLOUNDER: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (21) PEACOCK FLOUNDER or PLATE FISH Bothus lunatus I have briefly featured this fish before in the context of its extraordinary camouflage abilities; and also its interesting ocular arrangements. Time to give it another swim around, I think, with some additional photos that I have collected. Bothus lunatus is the Atlantic […]

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:04 pm

OVENBIRDS FOR CHRISTMAS ON ABACO (NB NOT ROAST TURKEY)

OVENBIRDS FOR CHRISTMAS ON ABACO (NB NOT ROAST TURKEY) The Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) is a small winter-resident warbler with distinctive orange head feathers that can be raised into a crest.  I’m guessing this accomplishment is mainly used in the breeding season as a way to impress and attract a mate. Maybe when alarmed or excited at other times […]

Posted on 15 December 2014 | 1:19 pm

THICK-BILLED VIREOS: ABACO’S ONLY PERMANENT RESIDENT VIREO

THICK-BILLED VIREOS: ABACO’S ONLY PERMANENT RESIDENT VIREO Hard to know why I haven’t got round to featuring these little vireos before. Unlike the other 7 vireo species found on Abaco seasonally or as transients, the Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris is an ever-present permanent resident of the coppice and scrub; and their unmistakeable repeating song can be heard almost everywhere. […]

Posted on 12 December 2014 | 1:11 pm

MAKING A SPLASH: SPERM WHALES & MANATEES IN ABACO WATERS

MAKING A SPLASH: SPERM WHALES & MANATEES IN ABACO WATERS After a quiet spell on the cetacean and sirenian front, there is exciting news to report. First, the BMMRO encountered two sperm whales just off Sandy Point.  I don’t know how close to the shore they actually were, but it was very friendly of them to […]

Posted on 10 December 2014 | 9:29 am

‘PEEP SHOW': WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS ON ABACO

‘PEEP SHOW': WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS ON ABACO The White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis is one of a number of sandpiper species found on Abaco. You can see a gallery HERE. Many of them are confusingly similar, and it is with a sense of relief that one picks out some particular feature on a bird that marks it out from […]

Posted on 8 December 2014 | 11:25 am

BAHAMA ORIOLE: ABACO’S LOST ENDEMIC SPECIES

BAHAMA ORIOLE: ABACO’S LOST ENDEMIC SPECIES FEWER THAN 300 LEFT IN THE WORLD – AND ALL ON ANDROS Having just posted about the endangered NASSAU GROUPER and its protection by the introduction of a 3-month closed season, it’s time to focus on a rare, beautiful and vulnerable bird, the Bahama Oriole (Icterus northropi). It is IUCN Red […]

Posted on 5 December 2014 | 2:00 pm

NASSAU GROUPER: VULNERABLE, ENDANGERED… & NOW PROTECTED

NASSAU GROUPER: VULNERABLE, ENDANGERED… & NOW PROTECTED The Nassau grouper Epinephelus striatus is one of a number of Caribbean grouper species found generally in the Northern Bahamas and specifically in Abaco waters. Others include the Black, Tiger, and Yellowfin groupers, the Red Hind,and the Graysby. The Nassau grouper is special, however, not least because (unlike the others) […]

Posted on 3 December 2014 | 1:29 pm

COMMON YELLOWTHROATS ON ABACO: CHEERFUL WINTER WARBLERS

COMMON YELLOWTHROATS ON ABACO: CHEERFUL WINTER WARBLERS Abaco is fortunate to be home to the endemic BAHAMA YELLOWTHROAT Geothlypis rostrata, a striking bird with a dashing black mask and bright yellow body in the male. You can see it with its fellow endemics HERE. But there is similar winter resident species, the COMMON YELLOWTHROAT Geothlypis trichas, that […]

Posted on 1 December 2014 | 12:27 pm

DIVERS VIEWS: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES (4)

DIVERS VIEWS: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES (4) The birds have had a very fair share of posts for the month so I am returning to some of Brian Kakuk’s astonishing images from his dives of the underground cave systems of Abaco. Here, he explores Dan’s Cave, one of several huge caves beneath the pine forests […]

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 6:42 am

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