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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

ENDANGERED SPECIES, ABACO (3): NASSAU GROUPER

ENDANGERED SPECIES, ABACO (3): NASSAU GROUPER The Nassau grouper Epinephelus striatus is one of a number of grouper species found in Bahamian waters. Of these, only the Nassau grouper is on the IUCN Red List, as Critically Endangered. When I last wrote about them they were in the lesser category ‘Threatened’. In order to sustain a viable […]

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 3:21 pm

ENDANGERED SPECIES ON ABACO, BAHAMAS (2): KIRTLAND’S WARBLER

ENDANGERED SPECIES ON ABACO, BAHAMAS (2): KIRTLAND’S WARBLER The rare Kirtland’s warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii) is rightly prized both in its very specific breeding grounds and in its winter migration locations. Abaco is fortunate to be one of these, but they are extremely difficult to find, even with local knowledge. The latest IUCN Red List assessment […]

Posted on 22 May 2020 | 1:14 pm

ENDANGERED SPECIES ON ABACO, BAHAMAS (1)

ENDANGERED SPECIES ON ABACO, BAHAMAS (1) May 15th is – was – Endangered Species Day worldwide. I missed it, of course I did. Typical. So, belatedly, here’s the first of a short series highlighting the Endangered Species of Abaco, Bahamas. It will include a couple of species formerly found on Abaco but now extirpated and […]

Posted on 17 May 2020 | 12:59 pm

CUBAN PEWEE: PICTURE PERFECT ABACO (12)

CUBAN PEWEE: PICTURE PERFECT ABACO (12) The Cuban pewee Contopus caribaeus bahamensis (sometimes called the crescent-eyed pewee) is the smallest of the four so-called ‘tyrant’ species found on Abaco. These flycatchers are tiny compared with their kingbird cousins. You can clearly see the tiny hooked tip at the end of the upper beak, which helps […]

Posted on 14 May 2020 | 3:21 pm

SEA URCHINS: PICTURE PERFECT ABACO (11)

SEA URCHINS: PICTURE PERFECT ABACO (11) As every swimmer knows, or eventually finds out the hard way, it’s not only Blue Suede Shoes that should not be stepped on. But however painful the consequences of a misstep, it’s hard not to find some beauty in an urchin living in a thriving reef environment. The wonderful […]

Posted on 9 May 2020 | 3:38 pm

BAHAMA YELLOWTHROAT: PICTURE PERFECT ABACO (10)

BAHAMA YELLOWTHROAT The Bahama Yellowthroat Geothlypis rostrata  is one of 5 bird species endemic to the Bahamas. Three other endemics found on Abaco are the Bahama Woodstar, Bahama Warbler and Bahama Swallow. The fifth is the endangered Bahama Oriole, now only found in very small numbers on Andros. They once lived on Abaco, but are […]

Posted on 1 May 2020 | 8:14 am

CORAL SUNSHINE: PICTURE PERFECT ABACO (9)

CORAL SUNSHINE: PICTURE PERFECT ABACO (9) Off the east coast of Abaco lies one of the longest barrier reefs in the world. Some authorities suggest it is the third longest, but the exact ranking of the top dozen coral barriers is a matter for considerable debate. None of the lists I have just checked agree, […]

Posted on 25 April 2020 | 3:11 pm

SMALL BEE FOR GOOD CHEER

SMALL BEE FOR GOOD CHEER I photographed this little bee a couple of days ago (nb not in Bahamas). Watching it foraging and getting covered in pollen was curiously relaxing, even though it kept moving from flower to flower with no regard to my camera focus. Life is so bizarre at the moment that it […]

Posted on 21 April 2020 | 11:13 am

RED HIBISCUS FLOWER: PICTURE PERFECT ON ABACO (8)

Not much in the way of a caption needed here. As the poet said:  “He that loves not the Hibiscus has a Soul assuredly viscous…”

Posted on 18 April 2020 | 1:05 pm

EASTER BUNNY: OUT STANDING IN ITS FIELD

EASTER BUNNY: OUT STANDING IN ITS FIELD Well, strictly more lying down than standing I suppose, not least because it had sensed me. When I was one-and-twenty* rabbits were a-plenty… and I might have shot it with a bun gun. Then I decided that shooting with a camera was the better way forward.  *Nod to […]

Posted on 12 April 2020 | 11:47 am

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