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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

DOLPHINS IN THE SEA OF ABACO: PLAYTIME

DOLPHINS IN THE SEA OF ABACO: PLAYTIME Earlier this year, the team at Friends of the Environment in Marsh Harbour Abaco, in conjunction with BMMRO (Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation), arranged a fundraising trip to look for whales and dolphins. On both counts, the guests’ hopes and expectations were amply fulfilled – in fact, almost […]

Posted on 24 June 2019 | 1:34 pm

‘TERN, TERN, TERN’: THE UN-NOTORIOUS BYRD COUSINS

‘TERN, TERN, TERN’: THE UN-NOTORIOUS BYRD COUSINS There are twelve (12!) species of tern – ‘swallows of the sea’ – that to a greater or lesser extent may be found on Abaco. Whether they will actually  be visible at any given time is less certain, though. For a start, the only resident species is the […]

Posted on 20 June 2019 | 4:37 pm

THE DITZY CHICKS & THE BEACH BYRDS: BANDS TO ADMIRE

‘THE DITZY CHICKS’ & ‘THE BEACH BYRDS’: BANDS TO ADMIRE 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 PIPING PLOVER WATCH project shows annual […]

Posted on 13 June 2019 | 12:14 pm

MEET ARNOLD: BE A BAHAMAS BLACK GROUPER GROUPIE

MEET ARNOLD: BE A BAHAMAS BLACK GROUPER GROUPIE The Black Grouper, like all its cousins, has the twin disadvantages of being fished for sport and fished for food. As demand for grouper on the menu rises, so does its vulnerability. The species is described as a ‘slow breeder’, so a depleting population has less chance […]

Posted on 11 June 2019 | 4:08 pm

‘TELLIN TIME’ – RISE AND SHINE: ABACO SEASHELLS

‘TELLIN TIME’ – RISE AND SHINE: ABACO SEASHELLS SUNRISE TELLINS Tellina Radiata I included these pretty shells, with their striking pink radials, in a much earlier post BEACHCOMBING BIVALVES The ones shown here are larger specimens. Some call them ‘rose-petal shells’. The hinges (muscles) are very delicate, and for many of these shells that wash up on the […]

Posted on 6 June 2019 | 2:02 pm

BOUQUET OF ABACO FLOWERS (1): HIBISCUSES

BOUQUET OF ABACO FLOWERS (1): HIBISCUSES ‘HIBISCUSES’ as the plural for more than one Hibiscus schizopetalus looks wrong somehow (hibisci?) but is in fact right. It’s similar to the problem with the correct PLURAL OF OCTOPUS, a name that is also of Greek and Latin origin. The ‘schizo’ part reflects the division of the petals (though […]

Posted on 3 June 2019 | 3:04 pm

SANDERLINGS: A POOL PARTY ON ABACO

SANDERLINGS: A POOL PARTY ON ABACO One of the pleasures of watching birds (as opposed to BIRDWATCHING, a more committed-sounding enterprise with its own Wiki entry, that may require equipment, books & mag subs…) is to spend some time observing them enjoying themselves. Perhaps you have a feeder, and like to watch the birds getting […]

Posted on 28 May 2019 | 3:07 pm

BAHAMAS TURTLES: BE AWARE BUT DON’T BEWARE

BAHAMAS TURTLES: BE AWARE BUT DON’T BEWARE MAY 23 is another one of those ‘species awareness’ days. Somewhere in the world, it seems that every day of the year has a creature to be aware of. As the Sixth Extinction looms (the one we’ve promoted in basically two generations), a state of heightened awareness is […]

Posted on 23 May 2019 | 11:58 am

CAPE MAY WARBLER FOR MAY: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

CAPE MAY WARBLER FOR MAY: WHAT’S IN A NAME? The history of ornithological classification and nomenclature is littered with peculiarities, of which the attractive Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina provides a good example. And May is obviously the perfect month to feature this little bird. The range of the species is well defined. In the summer […]

Posted on 20 May 2019 | 2:34 pm

WHEN NEW PROVIDENCE WAS OLD: MAPPING BAHAMAS HISTORY

WHEN NEW PROVIDENCE WAS OLD: MAPPING BAHAMAS HISTORY “Exact Draught of the Island of New Providence, One of the Bahama Islands in the West Indies” I’m revisiting this post because (a) there’s been a bit of online interest in this period of history recently (b) I’m on a boat with limited comms and (c) because […]

Posted on 15 May 2019 | 6:51 am

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