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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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BIRDS, WILDLIFE & MORE ABACO, BAHAMAS

THE ARTICULATE WHALE (2): MARINE SCIENCE ON DISPLAY

THE ARTICULATE WHALE (2): MARINE SCIENCE ON DISPLAY A couple of months back I wrote about the fate of the false killer whale Pseudorca crassidens (in fact a species of dolphin) that was stranded on Duck Cay. After its discovery, it was cut up, buried for many months before being disinterred, cleaned… and made ready to […]

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 4:17 pm

KIRTLAND’S WARBLERS: ABACO’S RARE TREASURES

KIRTLAND’S WARBLER: ABACO’S RARE TREASURES This is a challenging topic that I have been (shamefully) putting off. My task is a full-scale facing-up to an extremely rare, very small, and rather adorable adversary, the Kirtland’s Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii). There are probably more dedicated KIWA experts out there than there are birds of this scarce species. Estimates […]

Posted on 16 April 2018 | 1:03 pm

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 15 PORCUPINEFISH

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 15 PORCUPINEFISH The porcupinefish Diodon hystrix falls into the general category ‘pufferfish’, though the particular species named PUFFERFISH are distinct in their own right. There are other similar species – e.g. balloonfish, blowfish and burrfish – with which there is scope for confusion. The relationship is something like this: all porcupinefish are […]

Posted on 12 April 2018 | 12:46 pm

‘FILLYMINGOS’, BIRD BOOKS & JAMES BOND

‘FILLYMINGOS’, BIRD BOOKS & JAMES BOND My favourite bird book, in a fairly large collection, is my treasured 1947 ‘first printing’ edition of James Bond’s Field Guide of Birds of the West Indies. It is not especially rare, and one can still be had for under $200. The price is rising – about 5 years […]

Posted on 9 April 2018 | 11:41 am

THE PRINCE OF WHALES: BLAINVILLE’S BEAKED WHALES IN ABACO

THE PRINCE OF WHALES: BLAINVILLE’S BEAKED WHALES IN ABACO There’s a strange affinity between humans and whales. Humans seem to think so, anyway – and whales seem to tolerate them amiably, perhaps now that the decimation of their populations by humans is (largely) a thing of the past. The Bahamas in general and Abaco in […]

Posted on 5 April 2018 | 2:02 pm

BONAPARTE’S GULLS ON ABACO

BONAPARTE’S GULLS ON ABACO The Bonaparte’s gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia is one of the smallest gulls, and is found mainly in Canada and northern United States, though vagrants sometimes end up as far away as Europe. And Abaco. These birds are considered very uncommon winter residents on Abaco (categorised WR4). Yet within the last couple of months Elwood […]

Posted on 3 April 2018 | 12:57 pm

SHARKS! APEX PREDATORS IN THE BAHAMAS

SHARKS! APEX PREDATORS IN THE BAHAMAS Immersion in current affairs these days brings inevitable acquaintance with sharks of various kinds, and all best avoided. Let’s have a look the real thing, the apex marine predators that in the Bahamas are all around you once you leave the safety of the shore. I haven’t featured them […]

Posted on 29 March 2018 | 2:38 pm

SCALY TALES: CURLY-TAILED LIZARDS ON ABACO

SCALY TALES: CURLY-TAILED LIZARDS ON ABACO The northern curly-tailed lizard Leiocephalus carinatus, to give it its full name, resembles a tiny dragon with a twist in its tail. These little critters bask in the sun, or scuttle away into holes and crevices as you approach them. I suspect that even a confirmed herpophobic would find some […]

Posted on 27 March 2018 | 1:11 pm

BAHAMA MOCKINGBIRD: RARE LEUCISTIC VARIANT ON ABACO

BAHAMA MOCKINGBIRD RARE LEUCISTIC VARIANT ON ABACO The header image is of a Bahama mockingbird recently photographed by keen-eyed Abaco birder Keith Kemp. It is a thing of wonder and beauty, exceptionally rare and possibly unique. I can find no other example of a leucistic bird of this species online. This is not Keith’s first […]

Posted on 23 March 2018 | 11:38 am

LA SAGRA’S FLYCATCHERS REVISITED ON ABACO

LA SAGRA’S FLYCATCHERS REVISITED ON ABACO LA SAGRA’S FLYCATCHER Myiarchus sagrae is one of 3 permanent resident ‘tyrant’ flycatchers found on Abaco, the others being the CUBAN PEWEE and the LOGGERHEAD KINGBIRD. In the summer, they are joined by another commonly-found species, the GRAY KINGBIRD. There are other flycatchers, but they are seasonal, transient or vagrant, […]

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 12:39 pm

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