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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

A NEW BIRD SPECIES FOR ABACO: BROWN THRASHER

  A NEW BIRD SPECIES FOR ABACO: BROWN THRASHER The third new bird species this year has been found on Abaco by bird authority Woody Bracey.  After the excitement of 6 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS in June and a FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER in October comes the very recent sighting (with photos) of a BROWN THRASHER, hitherto unrecorded for Abaco. […]

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 12:52 pm

“ABACO’S GOT TALONS”: THE OSPREY

“ABACO’S GOT TALONS”: THE OSPREY The magnificent Osprey Pandion haliaetus is one of the world’s most successful raptors and can be found on every continent except Antarctica. On Abaco the Osprey is a permanent breeding resident, and while certainly not an ‘every day bird’, the chances of seeing one are reasonable. They are fairly often seen flying […]

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 11:18 am

ABACO’S FOUR PROTECTED AREAS: THE PROPOSALS

ABACO’S FOUR PROTECTED AREAS: THE PROPOSALS The latest version of the 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAHAMAS PROPOSAL FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE PROTECTED AREA SYSTEM OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS has been published. It is a joint proposal by the Bahamas Government, The Nature Conservancy and the Bahamas National Trust. The breadth of the scheme […]

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 7:03 am

ABACO ROAD TRIP: CHEROKEE SOUND

ABACO ROAD TRIP: CHEROKEE SOUND A Guest Post by Amanda Diedrick of GTC – check out littlehousebytheferry “Several years back, on a family road trip to the south end of the Abaco mainland, we took a quick swing through the settlement of Cherokee Sound. Though our stop was brief, I was enchanted by the beauty of […]

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 7:49 am

“BEAUTIFUL BAHAMA BIRDS”: NEW BAHAMAS BIRD BOOK REVIEW

“BEAUTIFUL BAHAMA BIRDS”: NEW BOOK REVIEW Published 2014 ~ 128pp ~ $20, available from the BNT A fine new book on the birds of the Bahamas has recently been published by the BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUST and BIRDSCARIBBEAN. Compiled and edited by well-known Bahamas bird guide CAROLYN WARDLE  with the BNT’s Lynn Gape and Predensa Moore, this slim […]

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 8:08 am

RING-BILLED GULLS ON ABACO

RING-BILLED GULLS ON ABACO The Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is a common winter gull, familiar to all in its adult form because of its… er… ringed bill that distinguishes it from all the other gull species found in the northern Bahamas. There are other differences, obviously, but this beak-related signifier provides the easiest method of […]

Posted on 17 November 2014 | 3:47 pm

VIREOS ON ABACO (2): THE PHILADELPHIA VIREO

VIREOS ON ABACO (2): THE PHILADELPHIA VIREO Vireos haven’t had as much attention as they deserve hereabouts. I have posted about the BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO, but the 7 other vireo species found on Abaco haven’t had much of a look in. It’s a wrong that I shall right at once by featuring the rather shy Philadelphia […]

Posted on 14 November 2014 | 10:33 am

BUTTERFLIES ON ABACO (5): THE UNUSUAL MARTIAL SCRUB-HAIRSTREAK

BUTTERFLIES ON ABACO (5): THE UNUSUAL MARTIAL SCRUB-HAIRSTREAK I wish I could tell you something useful about this butterfly, but frankly there’s not a lot of info about it to be found. In part that may be because it is not a mainstream American butterfly, being found only in southern Florida. However it is found […]

Posted on 12 November 2014 | 4:29 pm

FLAMINGO TONGUE SNAILS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

FLAMINGO TONGUE SNAILS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW I wrote about FLAMINGO TONGUE SNAILS Cyphoma gibbous more than two years ago. They have not changed noticeably since then but this site has – in scope, available material and audience. So I am revisiting these small marine gastropod molluscs, which are related to cowries. The live animal is brightly coloured […]

Posted on 11 November 2014 | 11:37 am

“STAR ANIS”: ENTERTAININGLY GREGARIOUS CUCKOOS ON ABACO

“STAR ANIS”: ENTERTAININGLY GREGARIOUS CUCKOOS ON ABACO  The Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) is the third member of the cuckoo family found on Abaco, the others being the MANGROVE CUCKOO and the YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. Anis range from Florida and the Bahamas in the north, down through the Caribbean to South America, where they are widespread. Unlike their shy and retiring cuckoo cousins, […]

Posted on 7 November 2014 | 10:01 am

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