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Latest News From The Abaconian and Rolling Harbour Abaco

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

MAPPING ABACO: BELLIN’S MAP 1764

MAPPING ABACO: BELLIN’S MAP 1764 Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 1772) was a French naval hydrographer & geographer. He was a prolific mapmaker, especially of French territories, and was noted for his meticulous technique and attention to detail. He was elected to the Royal Society; and in due course was appointed Official Hydrographer of the French King. In 1764, […]

Posted on 16 November 2017 | 1:12 pm

BELTED KINGFISHERS: PROFICIENT PISCATORS

BELTED KINGFISHERS: PROFICIENT PISCATORS The belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is an unmistakable winter visitor to Abaco. With its impressive crest and an adult wingspan approaching 2 ft, these fine birds are far larger than the irridescent kingfisher species found in Europe. CARL LINNAEUS himself first documented the belted kingfisher in the mid c18, giving the specific name […]

Posted on 14 November 2017 | 1:59 pm

ABACO BALD EAGLE(S): NEW SIGHTINGS

ABACO BALD EAGLE(S): NEW SIGHTINGS In March, I posted about a bald eagle spotted by a Delphi fisherman out on the Marls near Big Pine Point HERE – a very rare sighting indeed. The only previous Abaco sightings were sporadic, of a single bird, and all since 2000 (see below).  In May, there was another bald eagle sighting, […]

Posted on 10 November 2017 | 10:46 am

SANDERLINGS ON DELPHI BEACH, ABACO BAHAMAS

SANDERLINGS ON DELPHI BEACH, ABACO BAHAMAS Looking back through some bird photo folders from last year, I came across these sanderlings that I photographed on the beach at Delphi. These little birds are far from rare, but watching a flock of them scuttling back and forth on the sand, in and out of the tide, […]

Posted on 9 November 2017 | 10:48 am

NEW BIRD FOR ABACO, BAHAMAS: SCALY-NAPED PIGEON

NEW BIRD FOR ABACO, BAHAMAS: SCALY-NAPED PIGEON The scaly-naped pigeon (Patagioenas squamosa), also known as the red-necked pigeon, is found throughout most of the Caribbean. Except for the Bahama islands – if indeed they are considered Caribbean, which strictly and geographically they are not – even though for some purposes such as passport requirements they may be. […]

Posted on 7 November 2017 | 9:16 am

DOLPHINS: JUST AS SMART AS YOU ARE…

DOLPHINS: JUST AS SMART AS YOU ARE… Anyone watching David Attenborough’s astounding new Blue Planet 2 series will already have got the strong message that dolphins are smart, sociable, and joyous creatures. Brian Lockwood from Porquoson VA – and recently become an Abaco resident – knows a smart way to get out on the water […]

Posted on 3 November 2017 | 12:54 pm

TWO BOOKS: BIRDS, FISHING & DELPHI x 2

TWO BOOKS: BIRDS, FISHING & DELPHI x 2 November 1st. All Hallows, when the tricks or treats have passed, the amusing costumes are packed away for next year, and all restless souls are at peace once more. It’s a significant day for me – the first day I acknowledge the inevitability of the festive season. […]

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 1:04 pm

PIPING PLOVERS ON GRAND BAHAMA (for a change…)

PIPING PLOVERS ON GRAND BAHAMA (for a change…) I used to go on a bit about piping plovers*, because they are so special. Rare. Endangered. Creatures rewarding observation, and deserving research and conservation. Most of all, they favour the Bahamas for their winter migration destination.  The islands – especially Abaco, Grand Bahama and Andros – […]

Posted on 30 October 2017 | 1:10 pm

CARL LINNAEUS: CLASSIFYING NATURAL HISTORY (1)

CARL LINNAEUS: CLASSIFYING NATURAL HISTORY (1) ‘THE FIRST EDITION’ Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778) is arguably the most renowned Swedish naturalist. Maybe unarguably. Before the age of 30, his orderly and rigorous scientific methodology had created a new standard system for the classification of the natural world. As initial challenges to his great work fell to […]

Posted on 26 October 2017 | 11:03 am

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (39): YELLOWTAIL DAMSELFISH

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (39): YELLOWTAIL DAMSELFISH Yellowtails are just one of several damselfish species in Bahamas waters. These small fish are conspicuous not just for the bright tails that give them their name. More striking if anything – especially if seen underwater in sunlight against the coral – are the electric blue spots visible in […]

Posted on 23 October 2017 | 12:03 pm

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