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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

PLOVER APPRECIATION DAY 2021

As so often I have missed by 2 days a crucial ‘International Day of the… Whatever’. This time we are celebrating plovers. This group of little shorebirds is appreciated every September 16, and they are high up in my favourites list. Here are examples of the 6 species that you will find on Abaco. Of […]

Posted on 18 September 2021 | 12:06 pm

ABACO’S 38 WARBLERS: AN ILLUSTRATED ID GUIDE

ABACO’S 38 WARBLERS: AN ILLUSTRATED ID GUIDE IT’S STARTED The great winter migration of warblers and their imminent arrival in The Bahamas is underway. Any day now – if not already – the ‘winter’ (in fact autumn & early spring as well) warblers will be arriving on Abaco. There are 38 warbler species recorded for […]

Posted on 14 September 2021 | 12:17 pm

THE DITZY CHICKS & THE BEACH BYRDS: BANDS TO ADMIRE

‘THE DITZY CHICKS’ & ‘THE BEACH BYRDS’: BANDS TO ADMIRE WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY  – PIPING PLOVER MIGRATION Piping plovers are rare, tiny, unutterably cute, weigh about 2oz – and every Fall they fly south 1000 miles or more to warmer climes. Abaco is one such clime. The data collected during the 4 years of the ABACO […]

Posted on 7 September 2021 | 2:59 pm

WEST INDIAN WOODPECKER . ABACO . BAHAMAS

WEST INDIAN WOODPECKER Melanerpes superciliaris The WEST INDIAN WOODPECKER Melanerpes superciliaris is one of Abaco’s specialist birds. Islanders and regular visitors will be familiar with the sight – and indeed the raucous sound – of these beautiful birds. They are commonly found throughout Abaco and the cays. Possibly their rarity across the wider Bahamas is […]

Posted on 19 August 2021 | 3:47 pm

SANDERLINGS ON THE BEACH . ABACO . BAHAMAS

SANDERLINGS ON THE BEACH . ABACO . BAHAMAS 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, is always a treat. And as you will notice, when they are foraging in earnest they not only stick their bills […]

Posted on 13 August 2021 | 3:07 pm

WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAIL . ABACO . BAHAMAS

‘BAHAMA DUCK‘ Anas bahamensis Photos taken on Abaco by Gerlinde Taurer, a major contributor to “Birds of Abaco”

Posted on 30 July 2021 | 4:13 pm

YELLOW WARBLERS on ABACO BAHAMAS

YELLOW WARBLER (female) Setophaga petechia Photos taken on Abaco by Gerlinde Taurer, a major contributor to “Birds of Abaco”

Posted on 17 July 2021 | 3:34 pm

SPIDER WASPS & TARANTULA HAWKS: STEP AWAY FROM THIS INSECT

SPIDER WASPS  & TARANTULA HAWKS (PEPSIS WASPS) I learn today that this week is Insect Week (or, as it may prefer, The International Week for Insect Appreciation and Protection). I’m all for it. There are annual Days for almost any creature you can think of – Warthogs; Fruit Bats; Porcupine Fish, and so on. There […]

Posted on 23 June 2021 | 12:45 pm

ABACO PARROTS for WORLD PARROT DAY

A small tribute, in gallery form, to the unique ground-nesting Abaco Parrots. Brought back from the brink of extinction through care, skill and patience. Surviving forest fires, hurricanes, predators, incautious humans. Sweeping across the sky in raucous flocks. Squawking deafeningly in the gumbo limbo trees. Lighting up the sky with flashing green, red and blue. […]

Posted on 1 June 2021 | 6:14 pm

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

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