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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

ON THE WING: BLACK-NECKED STILTS, ABACO, BAHAMAS

ON THE WING: BLACK-NECKED STILTS, ABACO, BAHAMAS Black-necked stilts Himantopus mexicanus may be the most elegant shorebirds you will ever see. They are permanent residents on Abaco and not uncommon where they are found. It could be on a beach; more likely it will be in or around brackish ponds. It won’t be in the pine […]

Posted on 26 February 2020 | 1:29 pm

CORAL REEFS AND HURRICANE DAMAGE ON ABACO BAHAMAS

CORAL REEFS AND HURRICANE DAMAGE ON ABACO BAHAMAS The spectacular coral reef chains of the Bahamas include the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world. Abaco’s reef system stretches from Little Harbour to beyond the northern end of the mainland, as Sandy Estabrook’s map shows. Inside the reef: the Sea of Abaco. Beyond the reef […]

Posted on 20 February 2020 | 12:10 pm

BANANAQUITS: AHEAD OF THE CURVE?

BANANAQUITS: AHEAD OF THE CURVE? Bananaquits (Coereba flaveola) are small, colourful, and delightful birds of the coppice and garden. Besides their obvious attractiveness, the birds have in recent years enjoyed an uniquity: the status of being the sole species in the family Coerebidae. However this singular status has really been a kind of avian parking […]

Posted on 15 February 2020 | 11:55 am

OCTOPUS’S GARDEN (TAKE 9) IN THE BAHAMAS

OCTOPUS’S GARDEN (TAKE 9) IN THE BAHAMAS We are back again under the sea, warm below the storm, with an eight-limbed companion in its little hideaway beneath the waves. It’s impossible to imagine anyone failing to engage with these extraordinary, intelligent creatures as they move around the reef. Except for octopodophobes, I suppose. I’ve written […]

Posted on 10 February 2020 | 12:44 pm

‘EGYPTIAN MUMMY’ (aka MOTHER GOOSE) & HER BROOD

‘EGYPTIAN MUMMY’ (aka MOTHER GOOSE) & HER BROOD This post has little to do with Abaco, and only a tenuous connection with the Bahamas. It is about birds, though, so I’ll justify it that way. This is today’s news and these are photos I took this morning in a park that is less than 10 […]

Posted on 7 February 2020 | 4:19 pm

YELLOWTAIL PARROTFISH: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (54)

YELLOWTAIL (REDFIN) PARROTFISH: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (54) The yellowtail parrotfish (sometimes known as a redfin) is one of around half-a-dozen kinds of parrotfish found among the coral reefs of the Bahamas, and sometimes in seagrass areas. There are many other related species worldwide (about 80). Parrotfish are among the most important fishes on the reef […]

Posted on 4 February 2020 | 1:19 pm

PIPING PLOVERS: ABACO’S RARE WINTER RESIDENTS

PIPING PLOVERS: ABACO’S RARE WINTER RESIDENTS PIPING PLOVERS Charadrius melodus are specialist shorebirds on Abaco. 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 geographically. These tiny plovers breed only in a few defined areas […]

Posted on 27 January 2020 | 12:52 pm

ABACO PARROT: THE UNIQUE, ICONIC, AMAZING AMAZONA

ABACO PARROT: THE UNIQUE, ICONIC, AMAZING AMAZONA Credit: Fabulous in-flight shot by Nina Henry (contributor to ‘Birds of Abaco’)

Posted on 23 January 2020 | 3:45 pm

WRY ‘CUDA & SARDONIC SMILES, ABACO BAHAMAS

WRY ‘CUDA & SARDONIC SMILES, ABACO BAHAMAS There’s no doubt about it, barracudas have a particularly unwelcoming look to them. They exude menace. There’s something about the torpedo shape, the primitive head, and the uncomfortably snaggle-toothed grin-with-underbite that suggests a creature not to be underestimated. And that smiley mouth – rather scornful and derisive, is […]

Posted on 19 January 2020 | 10:23 am

WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAILS and BAHAMA DUCKLINGS

WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAILS and BAHAMA DUCKLINGS The white-cheeked (‘Bahama’) pintail Anas bahamensis (aka ‘Bahama duck’) is everyone’s favourite dabbling duck. Or at least it ought to be. And when there are ducklings swimming with the adults, there is no emoticon yet devised that will convey the extremes of cuteness achieved.         Credits: all […]

Posted on 13 January 2020 | 12:09 pm

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