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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

CONCH QUEST: ABACO’S MOST VERSATILE GASTROPOD

CONCH QUEST: ABACO’S MOST VERSATILE GASTROPOD The conch. Such a fascinating gastropod, and with so many uses both culinary and decorative. In certain cultures, religiously significant. A rudimentary musical instrument for a shell.  And did I mention delicious?  Live conchs enjoy motoring around uninhibitedly on the sea floor, keeping an eye out… Conchs also enjoy […]

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 12:16 pm

BANANAQUITS ON ABACO (GUEST PHOTOS)

BANANAQUITS ON ABACO (GUEST PHOTOS) This is the best job in the world (#it’snotajob #it’sapastime #duh!yougetpaidinajob). I get to choose what to write about and what photos to use. And it’s all enjoyable, interesting, and totally new (to me) within the last 10 years. Bananaquits are another favourite small bird of mine. Charmaine Albury takes […]

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 1:00 pm

CUBAN PEWEES AT THE NEEM FARM, ABACO

CUBAN PEWEES AT THE NEEM FARM, ABACO The Abaco Neem Farm just off the highway about 20 minutes south of The (one and only) Roundabout is about much more than the neem plants and the resultant products sold at the well-known shop in Marsh Harbour. The many varieties of fruit tree, the grasses and the […]

Posted on 21 June 2016 | 12:28 pm

EXPLORING ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES

EXPLORING ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES This post is another in a series showcasing the strange and wonderful world that lies beneath the many thousands of acres of pine forest that cover the majority of South Abaco. Many thanks to expert cave diver and photographer Brian Kakuk and the Bahamas Caves Research Foundation for use permission to bring you some more […]

Posted on 17 June 2016 | 12:46 pm

DOVE LOVE: APPRECIATING PIGEONS ON ABACO

DOVE LOVE: APPRECIATING PIGEONS ON ABACO Monday was International Pigeon Appreciation Day 2016, apparently. I’m not a huge fan of limitless species being accorded their own special day each year: “Celebrate International Plankton Day – Be Kind to your Favourite Protozoa!” or “Global Millipede Day: Take an Arthropod for a Walk!”. White-crowned Pigeon (& header […]

Posted on 15 June 2016 | 8:35 am

WHALE-WATCHING: THE APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE

WHALE-WATCHING: THE APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation has just celebrated its 25th year of existence. It was formed in 1991. The omnivorous leviathan Amazonus giganticus emerged in 1994 and the invasive species Megacorpus googleii not until 1998. A full 10 years later the first garbled recordings of Sarahpalinus illogicus were made. And […]

Posted on 13 June 2016 | 1:43 pm

WORLD OCEANS DAY 2016: “STASH THE TRASH”

WORLD OCEANS DAY 2016: “STASH THE TRASH” Today the NOAA and other worldwide ocean guardian organisations are celebrating World Oceans Day. Looking at the websites and FB pages, one message is clear: People Are Rubbish. To put it another way, the global pollution of the oceans is caused solely by humans. The pristine seas and beaches […]

Posted on 8 June 2016 | 12:14 pm

MAKE FRIENDS WITH ANEMONE (2): SPECTACULAR REEF PLANTS

MAKE FRIENDS WITH ANEMONE (2):  SPECTACULAR REEF PLANTS Going snorkelling? Planning a scuba day on the reef? You’ll see wonderful fish and amazing coral for sure. But sometimes the beauty of the plant-life on the reef can be overlooked. Check out the anemone in the header image, with the camouflaged cleaner shrimps playing around it. You […]

Posted on 6 June 2016 | 11:33 am

TONY WHITE: CHAMPION OF BAHAMAS BIRDS

TONY WHITE: CHAMPION OF BAHAMAS BIRDS Tony White passed away 2 days ago. The sad news has spread rapidly through the birding community and far beyond it. It is not my place to write a detailed appreciation of Tony’s life and achievements; others who have been his long-term friends, associates and birding companions are in […]

Posted on 3 June 2016 | 3:44 pm

A FROG CALLED TOAD: NEW AMPHIBIAN SPECIES FOR ABACO

A FROG CALLED TOAD: NEW AMPHIBIAN SPECIES FOR ABACO Welcome to the wonderful world of the tiny Eastern narrow-mouthed toad. This non-native species has just been discovered on Abaco and formally identified. It looks like a toad. It’s called a toad. It’s actually a frog. There’s a song from the ’60s (dread decade) called ‘Walkin’ my […]

Posted on 31 May 2016 | 10:29 am

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