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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

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 13 November 2018 | 2:08 pm

MAPPING ABACO: ON THE MAP IN 1702

MAPPING ABACO: ON THE MAP IN 1702 In the Old World, 1702 was a turbulent year politically, royally, and militarily. Treaties made were broken; new treaties were made. Queen Anne succeeded to the throne after William III died of complications after falling off his horse. Anne went on to have 17 children, any one of whom would […]

Posted on 8 November 2018 | 1:53 pm

BROWN PELICANS: CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF & LANDING

BROWN PELICANS: CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF & LANDING Brown Pelicans are permanent breeding residents on Abaco, and not uncommon in certain areas though not be any means throughout the island and the cays. If you come across a pair of them – or preferably a group – it’s well worth spending some time watching them in […]

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 4:09 pm

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (48): SCHOOLMASTER SNAPPER

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (48): SCHOOLMASTER SNAPPER November 1st already, and the first time I am prepared to consider the possibility of the onset of Christmas, with its attendant joys yet complications… Meanwhile, I thought I might have run out of types of reef fish to feature in this series long before I got to 50. […]

Posted on 1 November 2018 | 3:48 pm

A LIGHT EXTINGUISHED: LITTLE HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE REVISITED

A LIGHT EXTINGUISHED: LITTLE HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE REVISITED The words ‘Abaco Lighthouse’ are near-synonymous with the splendid striped edifice in Hope Town, Elbow Cay. This beloved building is truly iconic, in the modern sense of the word (see HERE). But it would not do to forget the other principal lighthouse of Abaco at Hole-in-the-Wall, also with its original […]

Posted on 30 October 2018 | 11:27 am

BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS ON ABACO

BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS ON ABACO It’s warbler time of year on Abaco, and a good time to take a look at the Black-throated blue warbler Setophaga caerulescens. This small warbler has very particular breeding and overwintering ranges. In the summer they are found in the forests and woods of eastern North America. As the Fall approaches, they start […]

Posted on 25 October 2018 | 6:06 pm

FOLLOWING DOLPHINS IN THE BAHAMAS…

FOLLOWING DOLPHINS IN THE BAHAMAS… The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) is based at Sandy Point, Abaco. The principals Diane Claridge and Charlotte Dunn with their team cover not only Abaco waters but the whole of the Bahamas. Their research work is complex, and some of it is carried out in conjunction with partners on […]

Posted on 22 October 2018 | 11:58 am

BLACK DURGON: A TRIGGERFISH OF DISTINCTION

BLACK DURGON: A TRIGGERFISH OF DISTINCTION The Black Durgon (Black Triggerfish) seems to be a fairly rare triggerfish in Bahamas waters. I say that not because I know, but because there is very little mention of them in a Bahamas context. In fact, the (not especially profound) research I have done suggests it is not […]

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 3:02 pm

ABACO PARROT ACROBATICS

ABACO PARROT ACROBATICS Melissa Maura is well-known to many in the Bahamas, not least because of the wonderful work she does with injured or orphaned creatures. Thanks to the skills and compassion of Melissa and those who work with her, animals and birds of all kinds are saved from death or incapacitating injury. In the saddest […]

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 1:22 pm

BAHAMAS SEA TURTLES: IN THEIR ELEMENT

BAHAMAS SEA TURTLES: IN THEIR ELEMENT Of all the sea creatures in the limpid waters of the Bahamas, turtles are rightly among the most loved. These days, what with habitat degradation below the waves and the destruction of nesting sites on land, turtles have a hard time simply fighting for survival. And that’s before they […]

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 12:16 pm

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