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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

FAST FOOD ON THE WING: ANTILLEAN NIGHTHAWKS ON ABACO

FAST FOOD ON THE WING: ANTILLEAN NIGHTHAWKS ON ABACO A bird ID query was recently posted on my FB page by Abaco resident Maria Bethel Flore, who said “I saw a flock of birds I’ve never seen before. All black except for a white stripe underneath the wing. I didn’t get one good picture they […]

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:31 am

RARE GEMS: PIPING PLOVERS ON ABACO (1)

  RARE GEMS: PIPING PLOVERS ON ABACO (1)  8000  That’s the total number of all the piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) left in the world. Like many other rare and vulnerable species (e.g. the Kirtland’s Warbler), the habitat at both ends of their migration routes is under threat. And, as with the Kirtland’s, vigorous conservation campaigns are […]

Posted on 15 August 2014 | 12:00 pm

ABACO: THE PERFECT PLACE FOR BAHAMAS BIRDING

ABACO: THE PERFECT PLACE FOR BAHAMAS BIRDING I’ve  fairly very often mentioned the remarkable diversity of the bird species on Abaco. This small island has a wide variety of permanent resident species and the advantage of being on a primary migration route so that it has both winter and summer migratory visitors. Here’s an example of some […]

Posted on 13 August 2014 | 6:03 am

WHAT’S IN A NAME? NORTHERN BOBWHITE ON ABACO

WHAT’S IN A NAME? NORTHERN BOBWHITE ON ABACO A part of me would like Bob White to have been a legendary hero – perhaps holding his post against impossible odds; or a courageously reforming politician; or scoring a stupendous winning goal in the dying seconds of a famous tournament. Or maybe just a nice guy, […]

Posted on 11 August 2014 | 1:23 pm

‘ELEGANTLY WEIRD’ – SPOTTED DRUMFISH JUVENILES: BAHAMAS REEF FISH 20

‘ELEGANTLY WEIRD’ – SPOTTED DRUMFISH JUVENILES: BAHAMAS REEF FISH 20 I’ve posted before about the rather extraordinary SPOTTED DRUMFISH, one of those reef fish which in juvenile form is very different from the adult. This species was first up in the Bahamas Reef Fish series – click above link. Here are a few recent images, courtesy of Melinda Riger. […]

Posted on 8 August 2014 | 4:12 am

BIRDS OF SAN SALVADOR, BAHAMAS: BOOK REVIEW

THE BIRDS OF SAN SALVADOR, BAHAMAS Authors: R. Hays Cummins, Mark R. Boardman, Mark L. McPhail Published 1 Jan 2013, 132pp with 400+ images covering 54 species Available spiral bound for $29.95 on Am@zon; and a steal at $3.16 for Kindle (£5.99 in the UK) STOP PRESS Also available on iTunes for iPhone / iPad, where […]

Posted on 6 August 2014 | 6:13 am

“FAIR GAME” ON ABACO: THE ATTRACTIVE BUT SADLY DELICIOUS WHITE-CROWNED PIGEON

 “FAIR GAME” ON ABACO: THE ATTRACTIVE BUT SADLY DELICIOUS WHITE-CROWNED PIGEON Fishing is the mainstay of Abaco’s sporting life, but hunting runs it a close second. Whether it’s the hog hunters plunging down remote backcountry tracks with their dogs or the shooters plying their trade, there is plenty on the hunter’s menu. The WHITE-CROWNED PIGEON […]

Posted on 4 August 2014 | 11:30 am

CETACEAN SENSATION: SPERM WHALES & DOLPHINS ON ABACO

CETACEAN SENSATION: SPERM WHALES & DOLPHINS ON ABACO July has been ‘Whale Camp’ month for the BMMRO, when a small group of lucky youngsters get to spend time out at sea searching for whales and dolphins, and learning the intricacies of data recording and research. One target was the sperm whale, a species that may […]

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 7:44 am

BAHAMAS STAMPS & ABACO BIRDS: ‘IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF PHILATELY’

BAHAMAS STAMPS & ABACO BIRDS: ‘IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF PHILATELY’  The Bahamas produces frequent issues of wildlife stamps. Mostly birds, but also reef fish and sea creatures, animals, butterflies and flowers. I am gradually collecting an album of Bahamas wildlife stamps on a PHILATELY page. I’ve been having a look at a 16-bird […]

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:46 am

THE ABACO PARROT: BEAUTIFUL, NOISY AND UNIQUE [Video]

  THE ABACO PARROT: BEAUTIFUL, NOISY AND UNIQUE [Video] I’ve posted quite often about Abaco’s unique ground-nesting parrots. They have their own page at ABACO PARROTS; and there’s a link in the right sidebar to a small illustrated booklet about them wot I writ in conjunction with Caroline Stahala. I have just found a very short […]

Posted on 27 July 2014 | 11:32 am

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