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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

GREAT EGRETS: NOBLE (YET MISNAMED) HERONS

GREAT EGRETS: NOBLE (YET MISNAMED) HERONS The Great Egret is actually a heron rather than an egret. It’s a Great Heron. All egrets are members of the heron family Ardeidae, but the converse is not true. As long ago as 1758, Linnaeus awarded the bird the binomial name Ardea alba i.e. ‘Heron white‘. Why it should have been so hard to […]

Posted on 20 September 2018 | 2:49 pm

PLOVER APPRECIATION DAY 2018: ABACO’S 6 TREASURES

PLOVER APPRECIATION DAY 2018: ABACO’S 6 TREASURES Every day of the year, or so it seems, at least one worthy creature has been awarded an ‘Appreciation Day’, a special day when a particular species has its profile raised and awareness spread around. It certainly seems to be the case with birds; I’m going to assume […]

Posted on 17 September 2018 | 11:09 am

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 15: SCORPIONFISH

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) 15: SCORPIONFISH The WTF? series is aimed at shedding light on fishes that are unusual. Or very unusual. Or puzzling, dangerous and maybe less than elegant in appearance. The scorpionfish is one such. It belongs to a large family, the Scorpaenidae, and many types are found throughout the world, especially in the […]

Posted on 13 September 2018 | 12:22 pm

COOTS FIGHTING & THE CARIBBEAN COOT DEFEATED

COOTS FIGHTING & THE CARIBBEAN COOT DEFEATED These coot fight images are from Phil Lanoue, whom I have featured before. He is a master of bird sequences, magicking a whole avian story or drama in a few clear, sharp photos. These types of image are well beyond my skills and my camera limitations. Here are […]

Posted on 11 September 2018 | 12:22 pm

WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY – ABACO’S 33 SPECIES (1): LARGER BIRDS

WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY – ABACO’S 33 SPECIES (1) LARGER BIRDS Today, September 6th, is World Shorebirds Day. Every year, a Shorebird of the Year is selected by the organisers of this global event, and this year they have gone ‘large’. Perhaps in response to the declining populations of curlew species, they have chosen a fine […]

Posted on 6 September 2018 | 10:19 am

FORAYS WITH MORAYS (4): THE GOLDENTAIL

FORAYS WITH MORAYS (4): THE GOLDENTAIL The Goldentail Moray Eel Gymnothorax miliaris is one of the half-dozen moray species found in Bahamas waters. Adults range in length from about 1.5 to 2.5 feet, and they are creatures of the reefs and rocks of the western Atlantic. As far as I can make out, the goldentails […]

Posted on 3 September 2018 | 9:54 am

CANADA WARBLER: A NEW BIRD FOR ABACO & BAHAMAS

CANADA WARBLER: A NEW BIRD FOR ABACO & BAHAMAS As reliable as seasonal clockwork, the migratory warblers are swarming south from their summer breeding grounds to warmer climes for the winter. In the case of Abaco, this amounts to 32 warbler species to add to the 5 resident breeding species (Bahama Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Olive-capped […]

Posted on 31 August 2018 | 12:08 pm

THE BAHAMA NUTHATCH & THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION

THE BAHAMA NUTHATCH & THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION It’s quite a while since I posted about the Bahama Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla insularis) and the separation of its status from its cousin the Brown-headed Nuthatch HERE. I started by saying that it was one of the rarest birds in the Bahamas (or indeed anywhere), with a tiny population living […]

Posted on 28 August 2018 | 1:33 pm

A HAIRY WOODPECKER ON ABACO, BAHAMAS

It’s Friday. I’ve just nixed for wild brown trout on the River Frome in the rain. I need a beer and I’ve run out of week. You can read more about the attractive little Hairy Woodpecker – Abaco’s small counterpart to the larger and noisier West-Indian Woodpecker – HERE. Have a good weekend! Photo Credit: […]

Posted on 24 August 2018 | 1:58 pm

GET ME A ‘CUDA – AND MAKE IT SNAPPY…

GET ME A ‘CUDA – AND MAKE IT SNAPPY… It’s probably fair to say that barracudas are among the less kindly-disposed of the denizens of the flats and reefs of the Bahamas. They certainly rank high on the Rolling Harbour Tooth Avoidance Scale. The seemingly random nature of the razor sharp dental arrangements – different […]

Posted on 22 August 2018 | 11:46 am

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