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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

A VISIT TO BIMINI’S MARINE ENVIRONMENT (2)

A VISIT TO BIMINI’S MARINE ENVIRONMENT (2) In this second part of the look at Bimini’s Marine Protected Area Campaign and the photographs that illustrate the vital importance of the mangroves, reefs, sea grass and pristine sea to marine life, it’s time to look at some of the the smaller sea creatures in their underwater habitat. Many of […]

Posted on 27 July 2015 | 2:22 pm

HOW TO CATCH FISH EFFECTIVELY, OSPREY-STYLE

HOW TO CATCH FISH EFFECTIVELY, OSPREY-STYLE I have featured the wonderful photography of Phil Lanoue before. He specialises in taking sequences of the larger birds, many of them as they hunt for fish: herons, egrets, anhingas – and ospreys. Here is a remarkable sequence of an osprey showing its fishing skills, with a surprise ending […]

Posted on 24 July 2015 | 10:43 am

“CLINGING TO THE WRECKAGE”: BAHAMAS CLINGING CRABS

“CLINGING TO THE WRECKAGE”: BAHAMAS CLINGING CRABS The Clinging Crab Mithrax spinosissimus answers to a number of names: West Indian spider crab, channel clinging crab, reef or spiny spider crab, or coral crab. It is found throughout the waters of South Florida and the Caribbean. These are crabs of the reef, or indeed of the wrecks that may be […]

Posted on 22 July 2015 | 11:13 am

A VISIT TO BIMINI’S MARINE ENVIRONMENT (1)

A VISIT TO BIMINI’S MARINE ENVIRONMENT (1) Abaco is fortunate already to have special conservation areas, both on land (e.g. the huge National Park) and at sea (e.g. Fowl Cay Marine Preserve). Other preserves are in active stages of development. Elsewhere in the Bahamas, where the natural life is equally wonderful, battles are being fought to […]

Posted on 20 July 2015 | 8:34 am

‘CHECK OUT THE WEB': SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS ON ABACO

‘CHECK OUT THE WEB': SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS ON ABACO “Semipalmated”. You what? Come again? Ehhhh? My reactions to the word until embarrassingly recently. In fact until the steep learning curve involved in writing a bird book made some all of the terminology clearer. Plovers and sandpipers both have semipalmated versions, and I’ll take the semipalmated plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) […]

Posted on 17 July 2015 | 11:08 am

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS REVISITED…

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS REVISITED… The first ever Black-bellied Whistling Ducks recorded for Abaco arrived last June. Six birds turned up on South Abaco in the Crossing Rocks area and slowly worked their way north via Delphi, Bahama Palm Shores and Casuarina. They split up into smaller groups. Two were seen near the airport. Eventually, after […]

Posted on 15 July 2015 | 2:45 pm

MARK CATESBY: PIONEERING NATURALIST OF EARLY c18

MARK CATESBY: PIONEERING NATURALIST OF EARLY c18 There’s been (yet) another abrupt side-swerve away from a topic I’d intended to post about, resulting from a newspaper article I read over the weekend. This concerns what was gushingly described as “the ultimate coffee table book”, a facsimile of Mark Catesby’s renowned work, The Natural History of Carolina, […]

Posted on 13 July 2015 | 12:20 pm

“THE BUTTERBUN” (LONGSNOUT BUTTERFLYFISH): BAHAMAS REEF FISH (26)

“THE BUTTERBUN” (LONGSNOUT BUTTERFLYFISH) BAHAMAS REEF FISH (26) The Atlantic/ Caribbean Longsnout Butterflyfish Prognathodes aculeatus is sometimes known locally as the Longnose (not to be confused with the bright yellow Indo-Pacific Longnose Butterflyfish). The affectionate name for it is ‘Butterbun’. A more scientific name is ‘Poey’s Butterflyfish’, named for the man who first identified the species in […]

Posted on 10 July 2015 | 12:31 pm

LIMESTONE CAVES ON ABACO: WELL WORTH LOOKING INTO…

LIMESTONE CAVES ON ABACO: WELL WORTH LOOKING INTO… I have written several posts in the last few months featuring Brian Kakuk’s amazing photos of the underwater caves of Abaco. These caves, mostly beneath Abaco’s pine forests, are fabulous treasures of rock and crystal. A recent post example can be seen HERE. I have also featured some […]

Posted on 8 July 2015 | 11:18 am

WHEN A BIG BILL JUST MAKES YOU SMILE… WILSON’S SNIPE ON ABACO

WHEN A BIG BILL JUST MAKES YOU SMILE… WILSON’S SNIPE ON ABACO Wilson’s snipe Gallinago delicata is a plump little bird that is classified as a shorebird. But unlike some, it is not confined to the shore and immediate hinterland – marshland or brackish pond regions are also favoured habitats. Until recently (2003) the Wilson’s was […]

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 3:48 pm

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