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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

THE DELPHI CLUB GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF ABACO by KEITH SALVESEN: final copies available

THE DELPHI CLUB GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF ABACO NEW! UNEXPECTED! There’s nothing like a massive house clear-out (after 42 years) to reveal lost possessions, forgotten treasures, and (for that matter) a few things best forgotten… Last Spring we began to prepare for a house-move, during which I found a box of bird books that […]

Posted on 24 November 2021 | 12:50 pm

BAHAMAS DOLPHINS: VIEW FROM A RESEARCH BOAT with BMMRO

Recent weather conditions have mostly been perfect for launching the new BMMRO boat and continuing with ongoing marine mammal research. The field work at the moment is one aspect of the ‘Saving Abaco’s Dolphins after Hurricane Dorian’ project. Acoustic research involves deploying specialised recorders to monitor sub-surface noise levels such as ship-generated sound. This helps […]

Posted on 18 November 2021 | 9:48 am

‘TERN, TERN, TERN’: THE UN-NOTORIOUS BYRD COUSINS

‘TERN, TERN, TERN’: THE UN-NOTORIOUS BYRD COUSINS There are twelve species of tern – ‘swallows of the sea’ – that to a greater or lesser extent may be found on Abaco. Whether they will actually  be visible at any given time is less certain, though. For a start, the only resident species is the lovely […]

Posted on 5 November 2021 | 2:16 pm

‘CARRION SCAVENGING’: TURKEY VULTURES IN ABACO BAHAMAS

‘CARRION SCAVENGING’: TURKEY VULTURES IN ABACO BAHAMAS Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) manage to be simultaneously majestic, hideous, revolting and socially vital, all packed into a single species… Right now there is a slew of online excitement about them, although it can’t be because it is ‘International Turkey Vulture Appreciation Day, which is on September 4th. […]

Posted on 21 October 2021 | 12:17 pm

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 30 September 2021 | 2:00 pm

PLOVER APPRECIATION DAY 2021

As so often I have missed by 2 days a crucial ‘International Day of the… Whatever’. This time we are celebrating plovers. This group of little shorebirds is appreciated every September 16, and they are high up in my favourites list. Here are examples of the 6 species that you will find on Abaco. Of […]

Posted on 18 September 2021 | 12:06 pm

ABACO’S 38 WARBLERS: AN ILLUSTRATED ID GUIDE

ABACO’S 38 WARBLERS: AN ILLUSTRATED ID GUIDE IT’S STARTED The great winter migration of warblers and their imminent arrival in The Bahamas is underway. Any day now – if not already – the ‘winter’ (in fact autumn & early spring as well) warblers will be arriving on Abaco. There are 38 warbler species recorded for […]

Posted on 14 September 2021 | 12:17 pm

THE DITZY CHICKS & THE BEACH BYRDS: BANDS TO ADMIRE

‘THE DITZY CHICKS’ & ‘THE BEACH BYRDS’: BANDS TO ADMIRE WORLD SHOREBIRDS DAY  – PIPING PLOVER MIGRATION Piping plovers are rare, tiny, unutterably cute, weigh about 2oz – and every Fall they fly south 1000 miles or more to warmer climes. Abaco is one such clime. The data collected during the 4 years of the ABACO […]

Posted on 7 September 2021 | 2:59 pm

WEST INDIAN WOODPECKER . ABACO . BAHAMAS

WEST INDIAN WOODPECKER Melanerpes superciliaris The WEST INDIAN WOODPECKER Melanerpes superciliaris is one of Abaco’s specialist birds. Islanders and regular visitors will be familiar with the sight – and indeed the raucous sound – of these beautiful birds. They are commonly found throughout Abaco and the cays. Possibly their rarity across the wider Bahamas is […]

Posted on 19 August 2021 | 3:47 pm

SANDERLINGS ON THE BEACH . ABACO . BAHAMAS

SANDERLINGS ON THE BEACH . ABACO . BAHAMAS These little birds are far from rare, but watching a flock of them scuttling back and forth on the sand, in and out of the tide, is always a treat. And as you will notice, when they are foraging in earnest they not only stick their bills […]

Posted on 13 August 2021 | 3:07 pm

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