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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

SAW FISH IN THE ABACO MARLS? NO SURPRISE. SAW A SAWFISH? AWESOME!

SAW FISH IN THE ABACO MARLS? NO SURPRISE. SAW A SAWFISH? AWESOME! Exactly a year ago, an extraordinary find was made out on the Abaco Marls. Almost disguised against the pale mud under the low water was the first sawfish reported for the Marls. This fish is not merely a rarity in the Northern Bahamas: […]

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 7:19 am

“PELICAN BRIEF”: BROWN PELICANS AT SANDY POINT, ABACO

 “PELICAN BRIEF”: BROWN PELICANS AT SANDY POINT, ABACO The Brief today is to write about Brown Pelicans at Sandy Point. And to shoehorn in the traditional titular pun somehow (job done!). For those unfamiliar with Abaco, SP is the end of the road. Literally. The island has one highway 120 miles long, mostly straight, from […]

Posted on 24 February 2015 | 3:25 pm

HIBISCUS ON ABACO: BLOOMING MARVELLOUS

HIBISCUS ON ABACO: BLOOMING MARVELLOUS I’ve been deleting old photos from past Abaco trips to free up space for some new ones. Why did I keep all those dreary back views of small birds? How many black shadow pics of Turkey Vultures flying high in a blue sky does one need? What’s with the blurry butterflies? […]

Posted on 21 February 2015 | 12:09 pm

WHAT’S IN A NAME? COMMON GALLINULE aka MOORHEN

WHAT’S IN A NAME? COMMON GALLINULE aka MOORHEN Names can be a hassle. My own, when not my alter ego Rolling Harbour (from a long line of Harbours), was a act of Baptismal Folly for which I cannot be held responsible. I could have changed it by Deed Poll were I seriously bothered, but I […]

Posted on 18 February 2015 | 10:19 am

CHERUBFISH (PYGMY ANGELFISH): BAHAMAS REEF FISH (23)

 CHERUBFISH (PYGMY ANGELFISH): BAHAMAS REEF FISH (23) Time for a bright little denizen of the not-so-deep. The Cherubfish Centropyge argi or pygmy angelfish is a very small (8cm) and distinctively coloured angelfish species. These fish are native to the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, and flicker round the coral reefs happily feeding as they go (see the video below […]

Posted on 15 February 2015 | 1:45 pm

HUMBLE HOUSE SPARROWS ON ABACO… & EVERYWHERE ELSE!

HUMBLE HOUSE SPARROWS ON ABACO… & EVERYWHERE ELSE! The House Sparrow is one of the most successful, adaptive and prolific species in the world. THE most, in fact. It is found on every continent (except Antarctica… but I bet there are in fact a few of them pecking around the Ross Ice Shelf for crumbs). […]

Posted on 12 February 2015 | 2:50 pm

MARK’S BONEFISH FLIES (MARK 2): THE ABACO CHALLENGE, ROUND 2

 MARK’S BONEFISH FLIES (MARK 2): THE ABACO CHALLENGE, ROUND 2 Last March I took 6 bonefish flies specially tied by MARK MINSHULL out to Abaco to test on the Marls. They were lovely flies, tied with great skill by a man who can pull beautiful fly-caught fish out of the Thames. I tried them. Far better fishermen than […]

Posted on 10 February 2015 | 11:21 am

BAHAMA MOCKINGBIRD NEST, CHICKS & FLEDGING VIDEO

BAHAMA MOCKINGBIRD NEST, CHICKS & FLEDGING VIDEO I tend not to reblog other people’s posts wholesale. For a start, there can be compatibility issues that are tiresome to sort out. Often, they will include material – interesting in its own right – that is applicable to that blog but not to this one… Or it […]

Posted on 6 February 2015 | 11:26 am

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (22): BLACK GROUPER

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (22): BLACK GROUPER The Black Grouper is a large fish of the reefs found in the western Atlantic, particularly in the waters of Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. It is a solitary species that mostly prefers the shallow waters around coral reefs. Formerly plentiful, these groupers (like other grouper species) […]

Posted on 4 February 2015 | 3:25 pm

RARE AMERICAN ROBINS ON ABACO: MORE SIGHTINGS

In 2012 I wrote a post about the comparative rarity of the American Robin on Abaco, which had surprised me. They overwinter in Florida, and they might conceivably range further more often than they do. It turned out that one or two may be reported one year, none the next. I listed a number of […]

Posted on 2 February 2015 | 2:44 pm

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