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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

ROCKET MAN: MORE MUSKY GIFTS TO ABACO’S PRISTINE BEACHES

ROCKET MAN: MORE MUSKY GIFTS TO ABACO’S PRISTINE BEACHES THE STORY SO FAR In early December a SpaceX (prop. E. Musk) Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral. As it sped off purposefully into Space, the usual associated bits and pieces were jettisoned to fall with great precision into (a) open ocean and (b) […]

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 1:13 pm

ABACO’S MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, MARSH HARBOUR

ABACO’S MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, MARSH HARBOUR The Abaco Field Office of the AMMC is located at Friends of the Environment in Marsh Harbour. Primarily geared toward the study and research of the natural history and prehistory of The Bahamas, the expanding collection makes a huge contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the environment […]

Posted on 10 January 2019 | 2:57 pm

‘CARRION SCAVENGING’ (2): TURKEY VULTURES ON ABACO

‘CARRION SCAVENGING’: TURKEY VULTURES ON ABACO Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) are causing some comment on FB at the moment, in particular about why they like to stand on utility posts with their wings spread out wide. So, bending my flexible rule against reposts, I am updating a very old TUVU post with lots of new […]

Posted on 7 January 2019 | 10:33 am

HAWKSBILL TURTLES: ENJOY THEM WHILE YOU CAN

HAWKSBILL TURTLES: ENJOY THEM WHILE YOU CAN Pliny the Elder (CE 23–79) was one of the earliest naturalists, besides being a philosopher, author and military commander. He wrote Naturalis Historia (Natural History), a wide-ranging work that became a model for later scholarly works, including forms of Encyclopedia. And, as he so nearly wrote, ‘si non amas testudines, vacua […]

Posted on 3 January 2019 | 11:58 am

YELLOWLEGS (LESSER) ON ABACO: OUT STANDING IN THE WATER

YELLOWLEGS (LESSER) ON ABACO: OUT STANDING IN THE WATER It’s always helpful when a bird ends up with a descriptive name (after translation from the Latin binomial) that actually matches the creature. Burrowing owl, Roseate Spoonbill, White-crowned pigeon, Red-legged Thrush, Black-and-white Warbler – you know where you are at once. So it is with the […]

Posted on 31 December 2018 | 10:09 am

ROCKET SCIENCE ON ABACO (2) / ELON-GATE: MORE SPACE DEBRIS

ROCKET SCIENCE ON ABACO (2) / ELON-GATE: MORE SPACE DEBRIS Having seasonally gifted Bahamas Palm Shores the benefit of the debris from his recent Falcon 9 rocket launch (see last post from BPS HERE) it turns out that Mr EM has spread his munificence rather wider on Abaco. And there may be still more to […]

Posted on 24 December 2018 | 8:04 am

SPACE DEBRIS ON ABACO: YES, IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE

SPACE DEBRIS ON ABACO: YES, IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE December has seen two remarkable events on Abaco. First, a huge dead sperm whale (estimated 50′ long) washed up at Bahama Palm Shores. Sharks had already had a go at it, and it was beginning to putrefy. An autopsy was unable to determine the cause of death […]

Posted on 21 December 2018 | 1:11 pm

BUNTING(S) FOR AN ABACO CHRISTMAS: AN OLD TRADITION

 BUNTING(S) FOR AN ABACO CHRISTMAS: AN OLD TRADITION BUNTING  /ˈbʌntɪŋ/  (Noun) [A Christmas gift of a puntastic avian / festive double-meaning] A small New World songbird of the cardinal subfamily Flags and other colourful festive decorations PAINTED BUNTING One of the Winterval traditions at Rolling Harbour HQ – that haven of unreliable natural science powered […]

Posted on 19 December 2018 | 4:18 pm

SANDHILL CRANE: ANOTHER NEW BIRD FOR ABACO, BAHAMAS

SANDHILL CRANE: ANOTHER NEW BIRD FOR ABACO, BAHAMAS Still they keep arriving, the new birds that have never before graced the shores of Abaco Recently it was a Canada warbler, at the lower end of the size scale. The elegant sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis) is the 10th new species for Abaco since the publication of The […]

Posted on 17 December 2018 | 2:02 pm

STAR ANIS ON ABACO

STAR ANIS ON ABACO The Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) – aka Cemetery Bird – is the third member of the cuckoo family found on Abaco, the others being the MANGROVE CUCKOO and the YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. You can (it’s voluntary) find out more about them in an earlier article HERE.  I have returned to these engagingly gregarious birds and their […]

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 3:35 pm

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