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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

CUBAN PEWEE: ‘NATURE’S LEAST SCARY TYRANT’

CUBAN PEWEE: ‘NATURE’S LEAST SCARY TYRANT’ The small bird featured here is a CUBAN PEWEE Contopus caribaeus bahamensis (sometimes called the Crescent-eyed Pewee – see image for why this is so). It is without a doubt a tyrant. At barely 6″ long, it is the smallest tyrant you are likely to encounter in the Bahamas or indeed anywhere […]

Posted on 13 February 2019 | 12:27 pm

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 17: YELLOWHEAD JAWFISH

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 17: YELLOWHEAD JAWFISH It’s been a little time since I added to the WTF? series, in which some of the more outlandish reef denizens come 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 […]

Posted on 7 February 2019 | 3:07 pm

KIRTLAND’S WARBLERS: DESERVING PHILATLEY…

KIRTLAND’S WARBLERS: DESERVING PHILATLEY… As I have mentioned before, the BAHAMAS POSTAL SERVICE has an exceptionally good record for producing wonderful, colourful stamps showcasing the abundant wealth of natural history in the archipelago. Birds, reef fish, turtles, marine mammals, butterflies, plants and flowers – all these and more have featured on the stamps of the […]

Posted on 5 February 2019 | 11:36 am

SANDHILL CRANE: ABACO’S NOVELTY BIRD (2)

 SANDHILL CRANE: ABACO’S NOVELTY BIRD (2) In mid-December, Kaderin Mills of the Bahamas National Trust saw Abaco’s first-ever reported Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) in the Fox Town area of North Abaco. Woody Bracey was quickly onto the news and in the afternoon he took photos of the bird. I posted about this exciting (because a new species […]

Posted on 1 February 2019 | 11:22 am

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (51): BLACK MARGATE

BAHAMAS REEF FISH (51): BLACK MARGATE The black margate (Anisotremus surinamensis) is a type of GRUNT (see also PORKFISH) found among the reefs and rocks of (mostly) the western Atlantic seaboard, from Florida as far south as Brazil. They are relatively ‘shallow’ fish and they prefer to be close to place where they can live safely and avoid the predators […]

Posted on 28 January 2019 | 1:43 pm

FILLYMINGOS: ELEGANT NATIONAL BIRD OF THE BAHAMAS

FILLYMINGOS: ELEGANT NATIONAL BIRD OF THE BAHAMAS FEAT. FINE-FEATHERED FABULOUSNESS FOR FRIDAY A flock of adult flamingos on Inagua A flock with some grey juveniles in the mix Flamingos in Flight Flamingos sticking their necks out… Preparing for take-off Flamingo chick, Inagua Abstract Flamingos It is an ill-concealed secret that I don’t have an artistic […]

Posted on 25 January 2019 | 12:39 pm

FORAYS WITH MORAYS (6): WELL SPOTTED…

FORAYS WITH MORAYS (6): WELL SPOTTED… I was always taught ‘keep your mind open and your mouth closed’. Bad advice. Such bad advice. The worst. So many reasons to be exactly the opposite in these troubled times… Spotted Moray eels Gymnothorax moringa, however, seem to have their own rules to live by. They appear to be […]

Posted on 21 January 2019 | 1:49 pm

BURIED TREASURE: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES

BURIED TREASURE: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES Over the years I have posted a number of times about the extraordinary and beautiful underground caves of Abaco that lie beneath the thousands of acres of pine forest that cover much of South Abaco. I have previously featured sets of wonderful photos taken Abaco’s renowned cave-diving expert Brian […]

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 12:39 pm

ROCKET MAN: MORE MUSKY GIFTS TO ABACO’S PRISTINE BEACHES

ROCKET MAN: MORE MUSKY GIFTS TO ABACO’S PRISTINE BEACHES THE STORY SO FAR In early December a SpaceX (prop. E. Musk) Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral. As it sped off purposefully into Space, the usual associated bits and pieces were jettisoned to fall with great precision into (a) open ocean and (b) […]

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 1:13 pm

ABACO’S MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, MARSH HARBOUR

ABACO’S MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, MARSH HARBOUR The Abaco Field Office of the AMMC is located at Friends of the Environment in Marsh Harbour. Primarily geared toward the study and research of the natural history and prehistory of The Bahamas, the expanding collection makes a huge contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the environment […]

Posted on 10 January 2019 | 2:57 pm

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