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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

SPERM WHALE BONES & RESEARCH: LIFE AFTER DEATH

SPERM WHALE BONES & RESEARCH: LIFE AFTER DEATH I made this short video last year at BMMRO HQ, Sandy Point, Abaco. A sperm whale had stranded earlier in the year, and after the necropsy some of the bones were taken from the beach for research. In order to clean them, the bones were sunk and […]

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 2:01 pm

GROUPER AT THE CLEANERS: PICTURE PERFECT BAHAMAS (5)

GROUPER AT A CLEANING STATION: PICTURE PERFECT BAHAMAS (5) This black grouper (‘Arnold’) is at a so-called CLEANING STATION, being groomed by gobies. The process is an example of species symbiosis known as MUTUALISM. This is a transaction between individuals of two species that is mutually beneficial. Here, the primary creature pauses at a locally […]

Posted on 29 March 2020 | 12:29 pm

MANATEES: PICTURE PERFECT ON ABACO (4)

MANATEES: PICTURE PERECT ON ABACO (4) MANATEE APPRECIATION DAY 2020 Mrs RH and I are sticking to self-isolation right now (we are fine, but thank you for asking). However I am already breaking my current self-imposed ‘single-picture-and-not-much-writing’ regime with today’s creature feature. The excuse? It is of course the last Wednesday in March and as […]

Posted on 25 March 2020 | 2:16 pm

CUBAN EMERALD (f): PICTURE PERFECT ON ABACO (3)

CUBAN EMERALD (f): PICTURE PERFECT ON ABACO (3) I spent a wonderful 15 minutes with this little Cuban Emerald hummingbird (Chlorostilbon ricordii), which I found perched on a stick in a small clearing in the coppice at Delphi. I was several feet away when I first noticed it, so I spent some time inching forward […]

Posted on 23 March 2020 | 1:58 pm

KILLDEER: PICTURE PERFECT ON ABACO (2)

KILLDEER: PICTURE PERFECT ON ABACO (2) For the time being, while things are a bit crazy, I’ll be posting single / pairs of images that in my view are so excellent that they stand alone without needing any comment from me, annoying wordplay, or musical digressions. All have been taken on Abaco Bahamas. Only some […]

Posted on 19 March 2020 | 10:28 am

RUDDY TURNSTONES: PICTURE PERFECT ON ABACO (1)

RUDDY TURNSTONES: PICTURE PERFECT ON ABACO (1) I very rarely – almost never –  publish single or pairs of images, not least because I enjoy the bits of research and writing that cover a topic more thoroughly. However, today I was going through the photographic archive from my book BIRDS OF ABACO and came across […]

Posted on 12 March 2020 | 4:54 pm

DOLPHINS IN THE SEA OF ABACO, BAHAMAS

DOLPHINS IN THE SEA OF ABACO, BAHAMAS The bottlenose dolphin photos here, taken during a recent BMMRO dolphin research project in the Sea of Abaco, are of great significance. Six months after Hurricane Dorian smashed the life out of Abaco, the island is still in the early stages of recovery – to the extent that […]

Posted on 6 March 2020 | 1:50 pm

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

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