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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

ECHINODERMS, DOLLAR DOVES & PETRIFIED BISCUITS

ECHINODERMS, DOLLAR DOVES & PETRIFIED BISCUITS Echinoderms (Gr. ‘Hedgehog Skin’) comprise a large variety of sea creatures characterised (mostly) by radial symmetry, often five-way. For Abaconians, the most frequently encountered are starfish, sea urchins, sand dollars and sea biscuits. I am going to look at two particular aspects of dollars and biscuits, conscious that my illustrative […]

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 11:48 am

“CLEANING UP”: HOW TINY REEF FISH HELP LARGE FISH

“CLEANING UP”: HOW TINY REEF FISH HELP LARGE FISH A while ago now, I wrote a detailed post about so-called fish ‘cleaning stations’ – the special spots on the reef where large fish can go to have small fish buff up their scales and floss their teeth. You can read all about it HERE. I have […]

Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:10 pm

THE ‘THRUSH’ THAT ISN’T: NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH ON ABACO

THE ‘THRUSH’ THAT ISN’T: NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH ON ABACO The pretty thrush-like warbler Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis is a common winter resident on Abaco. Despite the name it’s not a real thrush, but it is larger than most of the compact winter warblers that heed the the migratory instinct that “It’s Better in the Bahamas” and make Abaco […]

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:02 am

“CALLING ELVIS” (THE SQUIRRELFISH, NOT THE MAN)

“CALLING ELVIS” (THE SQUIRRELFISH, NOT THE MAN) How proud The King would be to know that his name lives on in the form of an attractive though sadly unmusical Bahamian squirrelfish. This little guy is at least 5 years old. What is more, he has lived at the same address all that time, defending it against usurpers […]

Posted on 5 February 2016 | 6:27 am

SMALL ABACO BIRDS TO MAKE THINGS BETTER

SMALL ABACO BIRDS TO MAKE THINGS BETTER Bad day. I know about random outage outrage and so on, but really… The router died, unmourned. Bought another. Wasted 2 hours trying to make it work. Turns out to be ‘defective’, which is to say broken. Or another B word. Bought another. Almost lost the will to […]

Posted on 1 February 2016 | 3:22 pm

GULL-BILLED TERNS ON ABACO

GULL-BILLED TERNS ON ABACO The gull-billed tern Gelochelidon nilotica had a name upgrade from Sterna nilotica some years ago, and was awarded the honour of its own genus. Let’s be clear at the outset: there’s no such thing as a tern-billed gull. Which slightly lessens the scope for species confusion.  For those (me) who need a reminder about […]

Posted on 28 January 2016 | 1:22 pm

CHEROKEE LONG DOCK: ABACO LANDMARKS (1)

CHEROKEE LONG DOCK: ABACO LANDMARKS (1) Cherokee Long Dock has a significant claim to prominence on an Island that has, with its Cays, a good few docks to admire. The impressive 770 foot wooden dock is the longest wooden dock in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, as its plaque proudly proclaims. The waters of Cherokee […]

Posted on 25 January 2016 | 1:29 pm

BLUE CHROMIS: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (29)

BLUE CHROMIS: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (29) The little blue chromis Chromis cyanea will be instantly familiar to any snorkeler or scuba diver on the coral reefs of the Bahamas. These ever-present small fish – 6 inches long at most – are remarkable for their iridescent deep blue colour that flashes as they dart in and out […]

Posted on 22 January 2016 | 11:23 am

CRYSTAL CATHEDRALS: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES (6)

CRYSTAL CATHEDRALS: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES (6) The photos you see in this post were all taken by Hitoshi Miho during an amazing 3 days of diving with Brian Kakuk deep in the pine forests of South Abaco. It’s not the first time they have explored together the wonders that lie beneath those hundreds of […]

Posted on 19 January 2016 | 9:14 am

STIRRING TALES OF NORTHERN SHOVELERS

STIRRING TALES OF NORTHERN SHOVELERS I’m broadly in favour of self-identifying bird names. You know where you are with a Spoonbill. If its bill is spoon-shaped, it is one. Conversely if it isn’t, it isn’t. True, you might waste a lot of time looking for a brownish duck gadding about near a wall, but the […]

Posted on 15 January 2016 | 1:24 pm

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