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Latest News From The Abaconian and Rolling Harbour Abaco

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

IT’S A WARBLER. WITH A YELLOW THROAT. ON ABACO. SIMPLE?

IT’S A WARBLER. WITH A YELLOW THROAT. ON ABACO. SIMPLE? The Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) is a most helpful warbler, in that what you see is what you get. You needn’t go to embarrassing lengths to determine whether it has a Yellow Rump. It doesn’t make extravagant geographical claims like the Cape May, Kentucky, Tennessee, Nashville […]

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 11:54 am

“ONE IS CALLED LUCY…”: SWIMMING WITH BAHAMAS SHARKS

“ONE IS CALLED LUCY…”: SWIMMING WITH SHARKS From time to time I wonder about the naming of animals. I know about the problems that can arise when people name their chickens Henny, Penny, Denny & Lenny, and the time comes to (please look away now). And how a slavering dog coming towards you (not on […]

Posted on 15 April 2015 | 11:56 am

‘TYRANTS OF ABACO': FLYCATCHER ID (1) – LOGGERHEAD vs GRAY KINGBIRD

‘TYRANTS OF ABACO': FLYCATCHER ID (1) LOGGERHEAD vs GRAY KINGBIRD Abaco has 275 (or so) recorded bird species. Omitting the transients, vagrants and (frankly) oddities – hello, feral peafowl of Casuarina – and concentrating on the residents and the summer / winter migrants brings the checklist down considerably. Maybe to around 200. But there is […]

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 8:27 am

BAHAMA MOCKINGBIRD: NEW SUBSPECIES FOR ABACO?

BAHAMA MOCKINGBIRD: NEW SUBSPECIES FOR ABACO? [Camera. Lights. ACTION] Attenborough, D (for it is he), off-screen, in familiar breathy tones… “Here, deep in the impenetrable pine forests of the Abaco National Park, lives an incredible bird discovery until recently known only to four people in the world. For here, where the unique Abaco Parrots nest in […]

Posted on 9 April 2015 | 1:17 pm

“HANDSOME BIRD, BLUE EYES, LIKES FISH, SEEKS MATE…” REDDISH EGRET ON ABACO (1)

“HANDSOME BIRD, BLUE EYES, LIKES FISH, SEEKS MATE…” REDDISH EGRET ON ABACO (1) Reddish Egrets come in two colour schemes, reddish and pure white; and both are available on Abaco. ID hint – among the 10 heron and egret species found on Abaco, these are the only ones with a black tip to the beak. […]

Posted on 8 April 2015 | 1:08 pm

RED HIND GROUPER: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (25)

RED HIND GROUPER: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (25) The Red Hind is one of several grouper species commonly found in  Bahamas waters. Commonly for now, anyway. There is less information available about this species compared with other groupers, but sources seem agreed that it is (a) abundant and (b) IUCN listed ‘least concern’ but (c) heavily […]

Posted on 6 April 2015 | 3:47 pm

WEST INDIAN WOODPECKERS ON ABACO: GUEST POST

WEST INDIAN WOODPECKERS ON ABACO: GUEST POST The WEST INDIAN WOODPECKER Melanerpes superciliaris is a specialist bird of Abaco, where it is common. The only other island in the Bahamas where it is found is San Salvador, where it is uncommon. Formerly found on Grand Bahama, it is now believed to be extirpated from that island, […]

Posted on 3 April 2015 | 12:51 pm

BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS IN ABACO WATERS (2): MOTHER & CALF

Sometimes things happen that completely take my breath away. Here is one of those moments, from our recent trip with Charlotte and Diane in the BMMRO research boat. As we returned from whale-watching to base in Sandy Point and moved from the deep dark ocean to the bright blue shallows, we encountered a group of bottlenose […]

Posted on 1 April 2015 | 8:50 am

PEARLY-EYED THRASHER – ANOTHER NEW BIRD FOUND ON ABACO

 PEARLY-EYED THRASHER – ANOTHER NEW BIRD FOUND ON ABACO Exactly a year ago, the ultimate, complete and utter Checklist of the birds of Abaco, compiled by Tony White with Woody Bracey, was published. It covers 4 pages of close print in THE BIRDS OF ABACO, and lists the 282 species recorded since 1950, including so-called […]

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:35 am

BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS IN ABACO WATERS (PART 1)

BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS IN ABACO WATERS (PART 1) This seems to be a excellent early Spring for dolphin and whale sightings in Abaco waters. I’ve noticed that people have been posting dolphin sightings on FB recently. In our brief window of opportunity each March, I usually reckon to see 2 or 3 dolphins at most – […]

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 11:38 am

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