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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

SHARK ATTACKS – ABACO, BAHAMAS, & BEYOND

SHARK ATTACKS – ABACO, BAHAMAS & BEYOND Over the last couple of weeks or so I have been getting a lot of hits for Shark Attack information. There have been 2 or 3 recent incidents including a tragic (and very rare) death in Maine, which may well account for this. The Shark Attack details I […]

Posted on 3 August 2020 | 4:52 pm

BLACK-FACED GRASSQUITS ON ABACO, BAHAMAS

BLACK-FACED GRASSQUITS ON ABACO, BAHAMAS A while back, Black-faced Grassquits Tiaris bicolor were honoured by the American Ornithological Union with a classification change from emberizid to tanager. For the reasons that follow, the species regarded this both as scientific promotion and as merited status elevation. I invited an authoritative Spokesquit to explain why. ******************* Hi, […]

Posted on 26 July 2020 | 12:12 pm

ROLLING HARBOUR? TROLLING HARBOUR!

ROLLING HARBOUR? TROLLING HARBOUR! My troll friend is back! It’s been quite a long time since the last outbreak – congratulations on your growing self-control – but it’s good to know you still have it in you. In a way I consider your dogged trawls through my posts awarding coveted ‘One Star’ (= ‘Very Poor’) […]

Posted on 7 July 2020 | 1:12 pm

‘A SADNESS OF SHEARWATERS’ ON ABACO: DIE-OFF 2020

‘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. Or you may have read about this online. These poor birds may be (a) […]

Posted on 24 June 2020 | 10:54 am

WORLD OCEANS DAY: WHAT YOUR DESCENDANTS MAY MISS

WORLD OCEANS DAY: WHAT YOUR DESCENDANTS MAY MISS Even the most optimistic lovers of unmolested wildlife, unpolluted oceans, un-degraded habitats, unextinguished species and understanding humans will be beginning to lose heart. Even as reports increase of resurgent wildlife during these Covid months, so it is gradually becoming clear that once humans are unlocked again, the […]

Posted on 8 June 2020 | 4:44 pm

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS: PICTURE PERFECT ON ABACO (13)

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS: PICTURE PERFECT ON ABACO (13) Polioptila caerulea PR|B|1 A delicate featherweight gnatcatcher that has characteristic full eye-rings. The long tail may be cocked when perching, often as a territorial assertion. They are capable of hovering briefly over shrubs to feed on insects, but mostly they ‘hawk’ for insects on the wing (“Birds of […]

Posted on 3 June 2020 | 5:23 pm

ENDANGERED SPECIES, ABACO (3): NASSAU GROUPER

ENDANGERED SPECIES, ABACO (3): NASSAU GROUPER The Nassau grouper Epinephelus striatus is one of a number of grouper species found in Bahamian waters. Of these, only the Nassau grouper is on the IUCN Red List, as Critically Endangered. When I last wrote about them they were in the lesser category ‘Threatened’. In order to sustain a viable […]

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 3:21 pm

ENDANGERED SPECIES ON ABACO, BAHAMAS (2): KIRTLAND’S WARBLER

ENDANGERED SPECIES ON ABACO, BAHAMAS (2): KIRTLAND’S WARBLER The rare Kirtland’s warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii) is rightly prized both in its very specific breeding grounds and in its winter migration locations. Abaco is fortunate to be one of these, but they are extremely difficult to find, even with local knowledge. The latest IUCN Red List assessment […]

Posted on 22 May 2020 | 1:14 pm

ENDANGERED SPECIES ON ABACO, BAHAMAS (1)

ENDANGERED SPECIES ON ABACO, BAHAMAS (1) May 15th is – was – Endangered Species Day worldwide. I missed it, of course I did. Typical. So, belatedly, here’s the first of a short series highlighting the Endangered Species of Abaco, Bahamas. It will include a couple of species formerly found on Abaco but now extirpated and […]

Posted on 17 May 2020 | 12:59 pm

CUBAN PEWEE: PICTURE PERFECT ABACO (12)

CUBAN PEWEE: PICTURE PERFECT ABACO (12) The Cuban pewee Contopus caribaeus bahamensis (sometimes called the crescent-eyed pewee) is the smallest of the four so-called ‘tyrant’ species found on Abaco. These flycatchers are tiny compared with their kingbird cousins. You can clearly see the tiny hooked tip at the end of the upper beak, which helps […]

Posted on 14 May 2020 | 3:21 pm

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