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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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BIRDS, WILDLIFE & MORE ABACO, BAHAMAS

THE DELPHI CLUB GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF ABACO by KEITH SALVESEN – a few copies now available

THE DELPHI CLUB GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF ABACO BIRDS OF ABACO was launched at the Delphi Club, Abaco, Bahamas in March 2014. I thought all copies had been sold or donated ages ago. In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in 2019, a number of Abaconians asked if I could replace their ruined copies. Sadly […]

Posted on 9 May 2021 | 11:28 am

FLAMINGO TONGUE SNAILS: DECORATIVE CORAL-DWELLERS

FLAMINGO TONGUE SNAILS: DECORATIVE CORAL-DWELLERS FLAMINGO TONGUE SNAILS Cyphoma gibbous are small marine gastropod molluscs related to cowries. The living animal is brightly coloured and strikingly patterned, but that colour only exists in the ‘live’ parts – the so-called ‘mantle’. The shell itself is usually pale, and characterised by a thick ridge round the middle. These […]

Posted on 20 April 2021 | 1:14 pm

WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAILS and BAHAMA DUCKLINGS

WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAILS and BAHAMA DUCKLINGS The white-cheeked (‘Bahama’) pintail Anas bahamensis (aka ‘Bahama duck’) is everyone’s favourite dabbling duck. Or at least it ought to be. And when there are ducklings swimming with the adults, there is no emoticon yet devised that will convey the extremes of cuteness achieved. Credits: all absolutely adorbs  photos are […]

Posted on 26 March 2021 | 7:58 am

BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola) Abaco, Bahamas

Bananaquits (Coereba flaveola) are small, colourful, and delightful birds of the coppice and garden. They have also managed to generate one of the most complicated taxonomic conundrums in the whole of bird land. I’ll spare you the varied classification details, which include warbler, bunting, tanager, monotype (unique), and the uncomfortably vague incertae sedis (= ‘uncertain group‘). Luckily, […]

Posted on 15 March 2021 | 10:23 am

ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHINS . ABACO BAHAMAS

ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHINS – ABACO, BAHAMAS There’s never ever a wrong time for dolphins to have some fun in the water. It’s what they expect. It’s what we (if we are lucky enough to see them) expect. It’s what they expect that we expect if we are out in a boat – hence the joyful […]

Posted on 2 March 2021 | 1:12 pm

BAHAMA WARBLERS ON ABACO

 BAHAMA WARBLERS ON ABACO The Bahama warbler Setophaga flavescens is a significant species in the Bahamas, not least because of their very confined range. These are speciality birds on Abaco, taking their place alongside just 4 other year-round resident warblers. In contrast, there are 33 recorded migratory or transient warbler species which begin to arrive […]

Posted on 20 February 2021 | 1:51 pm

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER

I have just been asked about image rights for a Yellow-bellied sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius featured in BIRDS OF ABACO so I have gone back to the archive. The photograph below was taken by Gerlinde Taurer, a significant contributor to the book. On Abaco the sapsucker is the only migratory woodpecker species, a fairly common winter […]

Posted on 11 February 2021 | 1:05 pm

SEAHORSES: PREHENSILE TALES FROM THE REEF

SEAHORSES: PREHENSILE TALES FROM THE REEF It’s a while since I showcased these astonishing little creatures. Adam Rees of SCUBA WORKS is a diver who combines great underwater experience with wonderful photographic skills. Here is a showcase for some of Adam’s seahorse photography and the amazing detail he captures. If these images don’t make you […]

Posted on 29 January 2021 | 1:00 pm

TUNICATES: SESSILE ASEXUAL SEA-SQUIRTS

TUNICATES: SESSILE ASEXUAL SEA-SQUIRTS Painted Tunicates Clavina picta are one of several species of tunicate ‘sea-squirts’ found in Bahamas and Caribbean waters. These creatures with their translucent bodies are usually found clustered together, sometimes in very large groups. One reason for this is that they are ‘sessile’, unable to move from where they have taken […]

Posted on 15 January 2021 | 12:48 pm

TOPICAL FISHES: WHOLLY ANGELS

The images below show the three species of angelfish commonly found among the coral reefs of the Bahamas. These were photographed by diver Melinda Riger in the waters round Grand Bahama. The Queen, French and Gray Angels are shown in both adult and juvenile forms. All photos: Melinda Riger / Grand Bahama Scuba

Posted on 2 January 2021 | 10:20 am

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