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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.

This 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

FAST FOOD ON THE WING . ANTILLEAN NIGHTHAWKS

  ANTILLEAN NIGHTHAWKS Some years ago we went ‘backcountry birding’ for Birds of Abaco with photographer Tom Sheley. We drove the truck through forest, then into (former) sugar cane territory, then into scrubland. Red-winged blackbirds were enthusiastic with their rusty gate-hinge calling. Soon after Tom had set up his tripod with its baffling and weighty […]

Posted on 18 May 2024 | 3:28 pm

CARIBBEAN REEF SQUID: SUPERPOWERS & SQUID SEX

CARIBBEAN REEF SQUID: SUPERPOWERS & SQUID SEX   The Caribbean reef squid Sepioteuthis sepioidea is a small squid species of (mainly) the Caribbean Sea and the Floridian coast, and the most common in its range. These squid tend to form small shoals in and around reefs. From now on, and through the summer, would be […]

Posted on 27 April 2024 | 11:10 am

PURPLE VASE SPONGES: BAHAMAS REEF ORNAMENTS

PURPLE VASE SPONGES: BAHAMAS REEF ORNAMENTS The Purple Vase is an unmistakeable sponge, a colourful reef creature (for they are animals, of course) that stands even out amongst the bright corals that surround it. And like corals, sponges are vulnerable to all the usual threats (mainly human-generated). Catch them while you can in the clear […]

Posted on 19 April 2024 | 1:21 pm

BELLA MOTHS: COLOURFUL, POISONOUS & PROMISCUOUS

  BELLA MOTHS: COLOURFUL, POISONOUS & PROMISCUOUS The BELLA MOTH Utetheisa ornatrix is also known as the ‘ornate moth’ or ‘rattlebox moth’ (a tall spiky plant of the species Crotalaria). The italianate ‘bella’ signifies beauty and all the many synonyms for it. These moths come in colours ranging from pink to red or orange, and yellow to […]

Posted on 8 April 2024 | 1:44 pm

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) . YELLOWHEAD JAWFISH

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) . YELLOWHEAD JAWFISH The WTF series is designed to bring some of the more outlandish reef denizens under close scrutiny. Jawfishes (Opistognathidae) come into this category, not least because of their interesting ways with their eggs. Also, they tend to stick upright out of the substrate, which is not especially fishy behaviour. […]

Posted on 31 March 2024 | 9:43 am

BIRDS OF ABACO . TENTH ANNIVERSARY

THE DOWNLOAD OF THE BOOK OF THE BIRDS NOTES The download is free and can be scrolled on-screen or saved in the usual way. Do share with family and friends. By all means use parts – eg the Checklist – to print for reference. It’s fine to print out a single complete copy for personal […]

Posted on 14 March 2024 | 10:07 am

BIRDS OF ABACO . 10th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE

CELEBRATING THE BIRDS OF ABACO ADVANCE NOTICE – ONLINE PUBLICATION IMMINENT It is exactly 10 years since The Delphi Club Guide to the Birds of Abaco was launched in the Great Room at the Delphi Club, Abaco, Bahamas. Availability of the book had run its course by 2020. A decade after publication, preparations to compress […]

Posted on 11 March 2024 | 12:10 pm

BIRDS OF ABACO: Frequent Fliers (1)

ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? We birds want to know what’s going on please. The rest of the ‘Abaco Bird Book Club’ have nominated us to find out. So: Q. How likely is it that we ‘guys’ will somehow be getting inside a machine and turning up in people’s homes / on their phones (whatever […]

Posted on 5 March 2024 | 1:03 pm

BIRDS OF ABACO

THE BIRDS OF ABACO: SEARCHABLE INDEX FROM ABACO PARROT TO ZENAIDA DOVE HERE When, in 2014, Birds of Abaco had safely been hatched and was beginning to fledge, I started a companion site that was designed to add an additional dimension to the project. It was a bird-specific accessory to the main Rolling Harbour site […]

Posted on 27 February 2024 | 11:04 am

THE DELPHI CLUB GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF ABACO (1) – 10th Anniversary Flyers

Q: WHAT HAS THE GESTATION PERIOD OF A WALRUS (16 MONTHS) AND WEIGHS THE SAME AS A PAIR OF FULLY GROWN PINEAPPLES (2 KILOS)? A: THE BIRDS OF ABACO FIRST FLYER It is February 2014, and two pallets carrying 500+ heavy books in boxes have just arrived in Nassau. Printed in Italy at the end […]

Posted on 23 February 2024 | 9:29 am

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