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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

ABACO’S RARE PIPING PLOVERS: CITIZEN SCIENTISTS WANTED FOR YEAR 5

ABACO’S RARE PIPING PLOVERS: CITIZEN SCIENTISTS WANTED FOR YEAR 5 BE A BEACH MONITOR IN THE CAUSE OF RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION OF A TINY RARE BIRD THAT CHOOSES ABACO FOR ITS WINTER HOME NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY; MINIMAL EQUIPMENT (pen, paper, binox & a ‘normal’ camera) ABILITY TO COUNT TINY BIRDS IN (USUALLY) SMALL NUMBERS AN […]

Posted on 11 July 2019 | 5:14 pm

BABY SPERM WHALE IN BAHAMAS WATERS: AMAZING FOOTAGE

BABY SPERM WHALE IN BAHAMAS WATERS: AMAZING FOOTAGE Over several years I have had the privilege of being able to feature wonderful photographs and video footage in this blog. Birds, course, and also reef fish, sharks, seahorses, coral and anemones and a whole lot more. I have also been involved throughout with the wonderful work […]

Posted on 8 July 2019 | 7:23 am

TINY PIPING PLOVER CHICKS CAN SWIM! WHO KNEW?

TINY PIPING PLOVER CHICKS CAN SWIM! WHO KNEW? Birds never cease to astonish and delight. Baby birds contain additional magic ingredients such as adorbium and cuteite. Ten days ago, a whole new level of spectator infatuation was effortlessly induced in the piping plover conservation team at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The episode took […]

Posted on 1 July 2019 | 4:23 pm

‘A SADNESS OF SHEARWATERS’ ON ABACO: UNWELCOME NEWS

‘A SADNESS OF SHEARWATERS’ ON ABACO If you are walking your favourite beach on Abaco right now, it’s quite possible you may see – or may already have seen – a very poorly seabird. Or one that is dead, I’m afraid. These are Audubon’s Shearwaters, also known as Dusky Petrels. They are the only permanent […]

Posted on 27 June 2019 | 1:42 pm

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

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