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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

OSPREYS: ID GUIDE TO THE BAHAMAS SUBSPECIES

OSPREYS: ID GUIDE TO THE BAHAMAS SUBSPECIES I sometimes feature bird comparatives, not least because there is so much scope for confusion that I have to keep checking for myself. Tyrant flycatchers; a number of superficially similar warbler species (all with yellow bits); those vireos; all those heron-y / egret-y types and their disconcerting morphs […]

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 10:39 am

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 14: ARROW CRABS

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 14: ARROW CRABS It’s been a while since the last in the WTF? series, which is dedicated to the wilder, less conventionally fish-shaped side of reef life – those creatures that you may come across, blink into your face-mask,  and silently mouth the words ‘What’s That Fish?’ (that’s what it looks […]

Posted on 16 January 2018 | 12:47 pm

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER PICTURES FOR TWITCHERS

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER PICTURES FOR TWITCHERS It’s about 3 years since I featured dowitchers. There are two types, short-billed and long-billed. They are disconcertingly similar, especially if you are only looking at one bird with no comparator. However, on Abaco a good rule of thumb is that if you see a dowitcher it will almost certainly […]

Posted on 11 January 2018 | 1:05 pm

SOUTHERN STINGRAYS: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (41)

SOUTHERN STINGRAYS: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (41) Anyone who has scuba-dived or snorkelled around the bright coral reefs of the Bahamas, or hunted bonefish out on the Abaco Marls will have come across Southern Stingrays Dasyatis americana. And there are certain places (eg Manjack Cay) where you can actually feed them – and not come to […]

Posted on 9 January 2018 | 1:26 pm

PALM WARBLERS: ‘HEADS-UP FOR BUTTERBUTTS’

PALM WARBLERS: ‘HEADS-UP FOR BUTTERBUTTS’ I realise that the title of this post has its unattractive aspects. This is a family blog, and we try to keep references to ‘butts’ and so forth to a minimum. But like it or not, the Palm Warbler is one of two species** that have acquired the nickname ‘butterbutt’.  […]

Posted on 5 January 2018 | 1:27 pm

ABACO PARROTS FOR THE NEW YEAR!

ABACO PARROTS FOR THE NEW YEAR! Red, green, blue, and a touch of snowy white. The colours of Christmas, sort of. We are past all that for another year, but for those on Abaco the unique, ground-nesting Abaco parrots Amazona leucocephala flash those same colours throughout the year. These birds have cousins on Inagua that nest conventionally; […]

Posted on 4 January 2018 | 12:49 pm

NEW YEAR, NEW WORLD, NEW COMMS AT LAST!

NEW YEAR, NEW WORLD – NEW COMMS AT LAST! Rolling Harbour downtime is coming to an end. Christmas is a cheery (bleary?) memory, with evidential leftovers in the kitchen and (thankfully) some overbought (accidentally, maybe?) drink in the cupboard, under the table, oh! look! there’s another bottle on the bookcase. The last of the grandchildren […]

Posted on 31 December 2017 | 1:37 pm

BEHOLD! SOME BUNTING(S) FOR AN ABACO CHRISTMAS

BEHOLD! SOME BUNTING(S) FOR AN ABACO CHRISTMAS BUNTING  /ˈbʌntɪŋ/  (Noun) [A Christmas gift of a puntastic avian / festive double-meaning] A small New World songbird of the cardinal subfamily Flags and other colourful festive decorations PAINTED BUNTING It’s hard to imagine a more Christmasy little bird than the Painted Bunting. Bright blue, red, green primary […]

Posted on 20 December 2017 | 11:26 am

CHRISTMAS TREE WORMS: SEASONAL SPIROBRANCHES

CHRISTMAS TREE WORMS: SEASONAL SPIROBRANCHES “Deck the Reefs with Worms Like Christmas Trees… Fal-La-La-etc-etc ” is a traditional Carol familiar to all. Well, most. Ok, some, then. Oh right – maybe with different words? Anyway, now is the perfect time to take another look at these remarkable subsurface symbols of seasonal good cheer (nb they […]

Posted on 18 December 2017 | 8:49 am

CINNAMON TEAL: ANOTHER NEW BIRD FOR ABACO

CINNAMON TEAL: ANOTHER NEW BIRD FOR ABACO Picture the scene. You take a camera to photograph the winter ducks on a local pond on South Abaco. Suddenly you notice something strange and out of place out there. Something unfamiliar. It’s a duck for sure; but not one you’ve ever seen before in your life. Maybe […]

Posted on 14 December 2017 | 1:17 pm

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