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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

BAHAMA WARBLER: ABACO’S NEWEST ENDEMIC RESIDENT

 BAHAMA WARBLER: ABACO’S NEWEST ENDEMIC RESIDENT I was looking at the list of the dozens of Abaco bird species I have featured over the years, when I was struck by the complete omission of one of Abaco’s most significant small birds – the Bahama Warbler Setophaga flavescens. This warbler species is of the most important […]

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 1:28 pm

BAHAMAS MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH: 20/20 VISIONS

BAHAMAS MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH: 20/20 VISIONS Change is in the air. And in the sea. Above, you will notice the brand new logo of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation BMMRO based in Sandy point, Abaco. Several major Bahamas-wide projects are in progress or in preparation, and as we approach 2020, this is the perfect […]

Posted on 29 November 2019 | 1:16 pm

ABACO HUMMINGBIRDS: WHAT’S THE NEWS?

ABACO HUMMINGBIRDS: WHAT’S THE NEWS? SIGHTINGS POST-DORIAN Since the hurricane struck nearly 3 months ago, order is slowly being imposed on the chaos. Debris is being removed in vast quantities, building repairs are in progress, shops and some businesses are starting to open – and even (only last week) a bank.  Specific bird news from […]

Posted on 24 November 2019 | 1:47 pm

ELKHORN CORAL, ABACO BAHAMAS (DORIAN UPDATE)

ELKHORN CORAL, ABACO BAHAMAS (DORIAN UPDATE) Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) is a widespread reef coral, an unmistakeable species with large branches that resemble elk antlers. The dense growths create an ideal shady habitat for many reef creatures. These include reef fishes of all shapes and sizes, lobsters, shrimps and many more besides. Some of these are […]

Posted on 19 November 2019 | 1:50 pm

AN OCTOPUS’S GARDEN, BAHAMAS

AN OCTOPUS’S GARDEN, BAHAMAS Most of us, from time to time, might like to be under the sea, warm below the storm, swimming about the coral that lies beneath the ocean waves. An undeniably idyllic experience that is perfected by the presence of an octopus and the notional garden he lives in. Enough to make […]

Posted on 12 November 2019 | 1:39 pm

‘LIKE’ THE CLAPPERS: ON THE RAILS IN ABACO

‘LIKE’ THE CLAPPERS: ON THE RAILS IN ABACO CLAPPER RAILS Rallus crepitans are elusive birds of mangrove swamp and marsh, more frequently heard than seen. They tend to lurk around in foliage and are easy to overlook. They are creatures of the margins rather than open ground. You may come across one foraging secretively, beak-deep in […]

Posted on 9 November 2019 | 2:04 pm

BAHAMAS REEF LIFE (1): FRENCH ANGELFISH

BAHAMAS REEF LIFE (1): FRENCH ANGELFISH The massive destruction and dislocation caused on both Abaco and Grand Bahama by Hurricane Dorian is well-documented. The regeneration of both islands is making unsteady progress towards a stability that still seems many months away. In many locations it is still ‘two steps forward, one step back’. It remains […]

Posted on 5 November 2019 | 1:48 pm

A BOUQUET OF HIBISCUSES ON ABACO, BAHAMAS

A BOUQUET OF HIBISCUSES ON ABACO, BAHAMAS I haven’t featured flower species for a long time. There are a number of reasons why this webular location is low on flower power. Under duress, I’d probably say that, though gorgeous and a joy to all, flowers and plants are essentially one trick ponies. Or maybe peonies? […]

Posted on 1 November 2019 | 2:20 pm

YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD: A NEW SPECIES FOR ABACO, BAHAMAS

YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD: A NEW SPECIES FOR ABACO, BAHAMAS In the aftermath of the awesome (in its original meaning) power of the hurricane, Abaco is slowly rising from the remnants of its peaceful slow-paced beauty. The loss of human life, and the damage to survivors, to animals, to property and to precious possessions is unimaginable. By […]

Posted on 26 October 2019 | 1:35 pm

SOME NICE PICS OF BAHAMAS WILDLIFE… WHILE TECHIES LABOUR

SOME NICE PICS OF BAHAMAS WILDLIFE… WHILE TECHIES LABOUR I’m never quite sure how far it’s permissible to go beyond ‘really pissed off’ about a tech problem. Anything much stronger seems a bit indulgent both in itself and especially when measured against the far-reaching despair experienced by many in far more important areas of life. […]

Posted on 22 October 2019 | 4:01 pm

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