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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

WHEN A BIG BILL JUST MAKES YOU SMILE… WILSON’S SNIPE ON ABACO

WHEN A BIG BILL JUST MAKES YOU SMILE… WILSON’S SNIPE ON ABACO Wilson’s snipe Gallinago delicata is a plump little bird that is classified as a shorebird. But unlike some, it is not confined to the shore and immediate hinterland – marshland or brackish pond regions are also favoured habitats. Until recently (2003) the Wilson’s was […]

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 3:48 pm

PINEAPPLES REVISITED: SYMBOLS OF WELCOME & WEALTH (ALSO, DELICIOUS)

PINEAPPLES REVISITED – A SHORT BUT FRUITY HISTORY INTRODUCTORY NOTE  I rarely recycle old posts, though I sometimes rewrite them. Occasionally a past subject returns later as a new hot topic, usually because of some related event or news item. Suddenly I get a flurry of hits for ‘do manatees have toenails?’ or ‘does one good tern […]

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 10:39 am

FORAYS WITH MORAYS (3): LET’S GO GREEN…

FORAYS WITH MORAYS (3): LET’S GO GREEN… A short while back I posted about SPOTTED MORAYS, which people seem to enjoy. It generated requests for more forays, specifically with green morays. I gotcha – here they are, as promised… All the eels shown below, familiar to the divers who regularly encounter them and given names such […]

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 3:14 pm

SHARING SHEARWATER SEASHORE SHOCK ON ABACO…

SHARING SHEARWATER SEASHORE SHOCK ON ABACO… I return reluctantly to the “Great Shearwater” phenomenon to give, I hope, closure to the topic for this season and with luck for several years to come. A great many people have engaged with the debate about the large number unfortunate birds found either dead or dying in the […]

Posted on 29 June 2015 | 4:09 pm

GREATER ANTILLEAN BULLFINCH: ABACO’S “POLICE BIRD”

GREATER ANTILLEAN BULLFINCH: ABACO’S “POLICE BIRD” Following my last gloomy post about the widely-reported die-off of the poor, exhausted migratory great shearwaters, let’s turn with relief to a cheerful bird known to all and admired in coppice and garden: the Greater Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla violacea. These pretty birds are easy to find and to identify. They […]

Posted on 26 June 2015 | 3:58 pm

SHEARWATERS ON ABACO: SAD TALES FROM THE SEA

SHEARWATERS ON ABACO: SAD TALES FROM THE SEA We do not generally do sad or sombre at Rolling Harbour. It’s a beautiful and happy place, and the Delphi Club is a haven of good fellowship and good craic (stemming no doubt from its Irish connections). But I have to report on a sad occurrence on the beach […]

Posted on 24 June 2015 | 11:10 am

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) (5): THE FROGFISH

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) (5): THE FROGFISH This ‘WTF?’ series started with a relatively conventional species, the REMORA. It has been getting progressively more bizarre. We moved onto an omnium gatherum of WEIRDO FISHES, then the remarkable LETTUCE SEA SLUG, and most recently the BATFISH. Time to ramp up the stakes: with many thanks to scuba […]

Posted on 22 June 2015 | 1:48 pm

ELBOW REEF LIGHTHOUSE, ABACO: THE OLD LADY’S BIG DAY

ELBOW REEF LIGHTHOUSE, ABACO: THE OLD LADY’S BIG DAY There are various overwrought ‘describing’ words that have become devalued and tired through overuse. Unique. Unsurpassed. Unparalleled. Iconic. However the famous and much-loved Elbow Cay Lighthouse could plausibly lay claim to any one of those adjectives. Let’s make that ‘all’. Earlier this year, following a meticulous […]

Posted on 19 June 2015 | 12:11 pm

SIGNS OF GOOD BREEDING: PIPING PLOVERS IN SUMMER

SIGNS OF GOOD BREEDING: PIPING PLOVERS IN SUMMER No apologies for writing again about Piping Plovers. This rare bird – only 8000 left in the world – overwinters in Florida, on the Gulf Coast, and to a notable extent in the Bahamas, very possibly on a beach near you. The peacefulness and cleanliness of Abaco’s pristine […]

Posted on 17 June 2015 | 12:06 pm

FERAL PEACOCKS: SOMETHING COMPLETELY “DIFFERENT (OF ABACO)”

FERAL PEACOCKS: SOMETHING COMPLETELY “DIFFERENT (OF ABACO)” Driving the Highway south from Marsh Harbour, past the turn-off to Winding Bay and Cherokee, you reach an unassuming side road. This takes you to Casuarina, its gorgeous beach and the canal cut that leads to Cherokee Sound and … bonefish. At the junction you can hardly fail to […]

Posted on 15 June 2015 | 10:30 am

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