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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

KIRTLAND’S WARBLERS ON ABACO: A FIRST FOR THE CAYS

KIRTLAND’S WARBLERS ON ABACO: A FIRST FOR THE CAYS I last wrote in April about the rare Kirtland’s warbler Setophaga kirtlandii that, in very small isolated numbers, overwinters on Abaco. You can get to the article HERE. You’ll find plenty of information, a range map, notes about the eponymous Mr Kirtland, and lots of good photos (none […]

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 3:02 pm

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (50): TOBACCO BASSLET

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (50): TOBACCO BASSLET Welcome to #50 in the Bahamas Reef Fish series. I chose this fish to honour the landmark before thinking about its features. Grumpy. Also, associated with a narcotic and dangerous drug. And a fish one probably wouldn’t bother to smoke (even if one could get it to light underwater). […]

Posted on 6 December 2018 | 1:22 pm

BAHAMAS BIRDS FOR A NEW GENERATION

BAHAMAS BIRDS FOR A NEW GENERATION It is axiomatic that people tend towards birding – if at all – in later life. Not the scientists, of course: they must commit themselves to the study of natural history at an early age, collecting qualifications by degrees (as it were), through Masters, Field Work, their first posts, […]

Posted on 3 December 2018 | 4:15 pm

ABACO BALD EAGLE(S): AN EYRIE COINCIDENCE (GEDDIT?)

ABACO BALD EAGLE(S): AN EYRIE COINCIDENCE (GEDDIT?) I absolutely knew this would happen. In a sense, I rather wanted it to happen. And now it has, and I have got my comeuppance. Bigly. Hugely. No sooner had I pressed ‘send‘ on my post 2 days ago bemoaning the absence of bald eagles in 2018 than […]

Posted on 29 November 2018 | 2:35 pm

THE ABACO BALD EAGLE(S): AWOL IN 2018

THE ABACO BALD EAGLE(S): AWOL IN 2018 It is a year since I last wrote about the Abaco Bald Eagle(s) of 2017. The bracketed ‘s’ signifies the absence of firm evidence that there was just the one. Equally, there was no indication that there were ever two. All reported sightings were of a single bird, […]

Posted on 27 November 2018 | 4:00 pm

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (49): BANDED BUTTERFLYFISH

BANDED BUTTERFLYFISH – BAHAMAS REEF FISH (49) The banded butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus) is one of several butterflyfish species found in Bahamas waters. There are links to some of the others at the end of this post. The reason for the name is obvious. The purpose of the patterning (striatus) is to act as an adaptive anti-predator defence when […]

Posted on 22 November 2018 | 6:52 am

BOOKCOMBING: BIRDS OF THE WEST INDIES (MK 2)

BOOKCOMBING: BIRDS OF THE WEST INDIES (MK 2) The number of bird books that are devoted entirely to the Bahamas is very small. Most books that include the region have a wider ambit. They feature birds of the West Indies as a whole, many of which are also found on Abaco but a good proportion […]

Posted on 19 November 2018 | 3:33 pm

ROYAL TERNS ON THE LONG DOCK, CHEROKEE

ROYAL TERNS ON THE LONG DOCK, CHEROKEE Royal terns Thalasseus maximus seem to have a great liking – quite rightly – for the charms of Cherokee, Abaco. Of the 12 tern species recorded for Abaco, ROTEs are the only permanent residents. Most of the others are summer visitors; a couple are winter visitors; and the rest pass […]

Posted on 15 November 2018 | 11:26 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 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

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