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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

COOKIECUTTER SHARKS: BEASTLY LITTLE SUCKERS

COOKIECUTTER SHARKS BEASTLY LITTLE SUCKERS The Cookiecutter shark Isistius brasiliensis (aka the less scary, more genial sounding ‘cigar shark’), might be an ideal candidate for a Room 101 nemesis.** These little beasts – a species of dogfish shark – are found in several mainly island-based areas dotted around the globe, including in Bahamas waters.   HOW […]

Posted on 19 January 2022 | 8:02 am

BREADFRUIT: NATURE’S BOUNTY (WITH ADDED MUTINY)

BREADFRUIT: NATURE’S BOUNTY (WITH ADDED MUTINY) Capt. William Bligh achieved fame for all the wrong reasons. Despite a distinguished and wide-ranging seafaring career he is widely remembered for just two things: (1) The Bounty and (2) Mutiny On. In 1787, he was dispatched to Tahiti to collect specimens of BREADFRUIT (a fruit of the Pacific […]

Posted on 8 January 2022 | 10:32 am

IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST FANS AT SEA?

IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST FANS AT SEA? I am re-posting this sea fan article as 2021 rolls over into 2022 with much the same disruption, anxiety, and (for many) grief that we were all facing a year ago. The converse and somewhat rhapsodic title reflects the experience of many people since […]

Posted on 1 January 2022 | 9:13 am

ABACO PARROTS: CHRISTMAS-COLOURED BIRDS

 ABACO PARROTS: CHRISTMAS-COLOURED BIRDS A VERY HAPPY FESTIVAL OF FESTIVITY TO ALL FOLLOWERS OF ROLLING HARBOUR… …AND TO EACH AND EVERY RANDOM DROP-BY TOO… …AND HOPE, HEALTH & HAPPINESS &  FOR 2022 Credits: Gerlinde Taurer & Nina Henry: photographed on Abaco, Bahamas for “The Birds of Abaco”  

Posted on 23 December 2021 | 11:28 am

CHRISTMAS BUNTING(S) . ABACO . BAHAMAS

BUNTING(S) FOR AN ABACO CHRISTMAS BUNTING  /ˈbʌntɪŋ/  (Noun) A small New World songbird of the cardinal subfamily Flags and other colourful festive decorations PAINTED BUNTING Few birds radiate Yuletide vibes better than Painted Buntings, with their perfect festive colours. Here is a seasonal flock of them to enjoy. A very happy Christmas to those who […]

Posted on 12 December 2021 | 11:38 am

THE DELPHI CLUB GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF ABACO by KEITH SALVESEN: final copies available

THE DELPHI CLUB GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF ABACO NEW! UNEXPECTED! There’s nothing like a massive house clear-out (after 42 years) to reveal lost possessions, forgotten treasures, and (for that matter) a few things best forgotten… Last Spring we began to prepare for a house-move, during which I found a box of bird books that […]

Posted on 24 November 2021 | 12:50 pm

BAHAMAS DOLPHINS: VIEW FROM A RESEARCH BOAT with BMMRO

Recent weather conditions have mostly been perfect for launching the new BMMRO boat and continuing with ongoing marine mammal research. The field work at the moment is one aspect of the ‘Saving Abaco’s Dolphins after Hurricane Dorian’ project. Acoustic research involves deploying specialised recorders to monitor sub-surface noise levels such as ship-generated sound. This helps […]

Posted on 18 November 2021 | 9:48 am

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

‘TERN, TERN, TERN’: THE UN-NOTORIOUS BYRD COUSINS There are twelve 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 lovely […]

Posted on 5 November 2021 | 2:16 pm

‘CARRION SCAVENGING’: TURKEY VULTURES IN ABACO BAHAMAS

‘CARRION SCAVENGING’: TURKEY VULTURES IN ABACO BAHAMAS Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) manage to be simultaneously majestic, hideous, revolting and socially vital, all packed into a single species… Right now there is a slew of online excitement about them, although it can’t be because it is ‘International Turkey Vulture Appreciation Day, which is on September 4th. […]

Posted on 21 October 2021 | 12:17 pm

GREAT EGRETS: NOBLE (YET MISNAMED) HERONS

GREAT EGRETS: NOBLE (YET MISNAMED) HERONS The Great Egret is actually a heron rather than an egret. It’s a Great Heron. All egrets are members of the heron family Ardeidae, but the converse is not true. As long ago as 1758, Linnaeus awarded the bird the binomial name Ardea alba i.e. ‘Heron white‘. Why it should have been so hard to […]

Posted on 30 September 2021 | 2:00 pm

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