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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

WHALE TALES FROM BMMRO, ABACO BAHAMAS

WHALE TALES FROM BMMRO, ABACO BAHAMAS These photos of tailing sperm whales Physeter macrocephalus were taken in the last month or so off the coast of South Abaco, close to the HQ  of BMMRO (Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation) at Sandy Point. The powerful tails, or flukes, of the sperm whale are the largest of […]

Posted on 1 October 2020 | 1:50 pm

PIPING PLOVERS: BAHAMAS RARE WINTER RESIDENTS

PIPING PLOVERS: BAHAMAS RARE WINTER RESIDENTS ‘ON A BEACH NEAR YOU’ PIPING PLOVERS Charadrius melodus are specialist shorebirds in the Bahamas, and on Abaco in particular. For a start, they are very rare – the IUCN listing suggests a population of only 8000 mature birds in the world. They are both scarce numerically and limited […]

Posted on 17 September 2020 | 1:46 pm

PINE WARBLERS ON ABACO: ‘PINUS ENVY’

PINE WARBLERS ON ABACO: ‘PINUS ENVY’ The Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus is one of 5 year-round resident warblers on Abaco. You can see all 5 HERE. All are to be admired of course, and the pine warbler is to be envied for several reasons. Like most setophagae, they are bright, lively and attractive birds They […]

Posted on 15 September 2020 | 6:54 am

INTERNATIONAL MANATEE DAY: BAHAMAS? WE GOTTEM!

INTERNATIONAL MANATEE DAY: BAHAMAS? WE GOTTEM! Manatees are apex ‘gorgeous marine mammals’. Gentle, inquisitive, brave, long-distance-but-rather-slow-swimming, grass-grazing miracle ur-elephant descendants. They never made it out of the sea in the Miocene epoch. Incongruous in a world of fast sharks, huge whales and leaping dolphins, they contentedly mooch around the seagrass beds. No one in the […]

Posted on 7 September 2020 | 3:23 pm

OSPREYS: ID GUIDE TO THE BAHAMAS SUBSPECIES

OSPREYS: ID GUIDE TO THE BAHAMAS SUBSPECIES I have featured bird comparatives from time to time, not least because scope for confusion meant that I needed to investigate for my own peace of mind. These included the tyrant flycatchers; a number of superficially similar warbler species (mostly with yellow bits); varid vireos; all those heron-y […]

Posted on 26 August 2020 | 2:53 pm

PIONEER NATURALISTS: ABACO & BAHAMAS BIRDS

PIONEER NATURALISTS: ABACO & BAHAMAS BIRDS WHO’S WHO? POTTED BIOGRAPHIES! Who were all the people – all men, I’m afraid – who are immortalised in the names of birds they first discovered or recorded or collected specimens of or wrote about? In various previous bird posts I gave brief bios of the specific naturalist for […]

Posted on 14 August 2020 | 1:23 pm

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

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