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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

MANATEE AWARENESS MONTH!

MANATEE AWARENESS MONTH: BAHAMAS? WE GOTTEM! Manatees are apex ‘gorgeous marine mammals’. Gentle, inquisitive, brave, long-distance-but-rather-slow-swimming, grass-grazing miracle ur-elephant descendants. They never made it out of the sea in the Miocene epoch. Incongruous in a world of fast sharks, snappy ‘cudas, large whales and leaping dolphins, they contentedly mooch around the seagrass beds. No one […]

Posted on 22 November 2022 | 2:58 pm

A MURMURATION OF STARLINGS

We are all familiar with some of the collective nouns for birds – flocks, flights, broods, maybe companies (parrots) and so on. There are plenty of lesser known terms for specific birds, of which quite a few seem rather remarkable: a wisdom of owls, a murder of crows, a lamentation of swans, an unkindness of […]

Posted on 14 November 2022 | 4:52 pm

ABACO’S THREE CUCKOO SPECIES

ABACO’S THREE CUCKOO SPECIES There are 3 cuckoo species recorded for Abaco, all permanent residents. Two are relatively scarce; the third is the much-loved gregarious and raucous Ani. Recently I was contacted about a cuckoo seen on Man-O-War Cay. The photo revealed more of a glimpse than a sighting… but it clearly was not an […]

Posted on 1 November 2022 | 2:25 pm

BLUE CHROMIS: A FLASH OF COLOUR ON THE REEF

BLUE CHROMIS: A FLASH OF COLOUR ON THE REEF Larger reef fish tend to get more attention than the tiddlers, for obvious reasons. Yet a reef would not properly exist without the small fish that drift and wriggle round the corals. Blue chromis (Chromis cyaneus) are among the first reef fish species I ever met […]

Posted on 25 October 2022 | 4:19 pm

CAPE MAY WARBLERS: SPECIAL SPECIES FOR GLOBAL BIRD WEEKEND 2022

  CAPE MAY WARBLERS + WHAT’S IN A NAME? The history of ornithological classification and nomenclature is littered with peculiarities. The attractive migratory Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina is a very good example of premature evaluation.  The range of the species is well defined. In the summer the birds live within a broad band that […]

Posted on 8 October 2022 | 10:01 am

CURLY-TAILED LIZARDS ON ABACO, BAHAMAS

CURLY-TAILED LIZARDS ON ABACO, BAHAMAS The northern curly-tailed lizard Leiocephalus carinatus, to give it its full name, resembles a tiny dragon with a twist in the tail. These little critters bask in the sun, or scuttle away into holes and crevices as you approach them. I suspect that even a confirmed herpophobic would find some charm […]

Posted on 27 September 2022 | 12:02 pm

WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY . COMPLETE CHECKLIST FOR ABACO, BAHAMAS

WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY: ABACO’S COMPLETE CHECKLIST Abaco’s birding records compiled for over 20 years include 33 shorebird species. For a few, the islands and cays are a permanent residence; for many others they are winter quarters; some species are visitors transient in their migrations; a few are rare vagrants. The complete checklist of Abaco’s shorebirds […]

Posted on 5 September 2022 | 7:05 am

A WHITER SHADE OF TAIL? LEUCISM IN BIRDS

A WHITER SHADE OF TAIL? LEUCISM IN BIRDS And not just the tail*. Other parts of a bird. Sometimes most of a bird. More rarely, an entire bird. Whichever, a bird affected by leucism stands out from the crowd – out of the ordinary and therefore startling to the eye. I’d be very surprised if […]

Posted on 26 August 2022 | 10:53 am

THANKS A MILLION! ROLLING HARBOUR: TEN YEARS OF HITS

ONE MILLION HITS ON THE STATS COUNTER (+ BONUS FROGFISH) HAPPY DAYS AND HAPPY YEARS A decade has passed since I sat down and tried to find out how on earth WordPress worked. The plan was to start a simple blog about Abaco, based on our very limited experiences as UK members of the Delphi […]

Posted on 13 August 2022 | 8:47 am

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?): A COMPENDIUM OF SUBSURFACE WEIRDNESS

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) A COMPENDIUM OF SUBSURFACE WEIRDNESS 15 OF THE STRANGEST SEA CREATURES IN BAHAMAS WATERS WTF? stands for ‘What’s That Fish’? But it might also be your exclamation when you come across one of these creatures. The WTF? series highlights some of the unusual, curious, weird and downright extraordinary fishes that inhabit […]

Posted on 21 July 2022 | 12:42 pm

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