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Latest News From The Abaconian and Rolling Harbour Abaco

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

BAHAMA MAMA: BIG NEWS ABOUT A TINY BIRD

BAHAMA MAMA: BIG NEWS ABOUT A TINY BIRD The bird in the header image is the presciently named Bahama Mama in Muskegon State Park, Michigan – so, one of the rare Great lakes piping plovers. She originally hatched and was banded as a chick in 2014 at Tawas MI, some distance away from Muskegon. When […]

Posted on 21 June 2018 | 5:47 pm

CARIBBEAN REEF SQUID REVISITED: SUPERPOWERS & SQUID SEX

CARIBBEAN REEF SQUID REVISITED: SUPERPOWERS & SQUID SEX   The Caribbean reef squid Sepioteuthis sepioidea is a small squid species of (mainly) the Caribbean Sea and the Floridian coast, and the most common in its range. These squid tend to form small shoals in and around reefs. Right now, in June, is a good time to find these […]

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 3:50 pm

GREEN TURTLES & TURTLE AWARENESS ON ABACO

GREEN TURTLES & TURTLE AWARENESS ON ABACO There’s something slightly unsettling about the perspective of the header image, with foreshortening suggesting that the turtle is actually a gigantic creature with a tiny diver swimming close to it… I don’t seem to have given green turtles much space in the past, the most frequently photographed (and […]

Posted on 15 June 2018 | 12:18 pm

SOCA: FISHING, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT…

SOCA: FISHING, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT… Things around Rolling Harbour are going to go a little quiet for a few days. This is one of the rare occasions when I am so excited by somewhere non-Bahamian that it has been dominating my thoughts for several days. So I am breaking my normal rule […]

Posted on 11 June 2018 | 5:24 am

‘ON STILTS’: ELEGANCE ON TWO LEGS (OR JUST ONE)

‘ON STILTS’: ELEGANCE ON TWO LEGS (OR JUST ONE) There’s something wrong in the picture above (no, I don’t mean about the photograph itself). Count up how many pink legs you can see. No, not including the reflections. Give up? It’s three. Between two birds. I assumed of course that  ‘Oner’ had a perfectly good […]

Posted on 7 June 2018 | 1:52 pm

WHERE’S THE CATCH? A REDDISH EGRET FISHING

WHERE’S THE CATCH? A REDDISH EGRET FISHING The narrowest point on Abaco is just north of Crossing Rocks. The 120-mile long highway that splits the Island down the middle passes over a narrow strip of land. On the west side, there are mangrove swamps, an inlet of sea, and a small jetty used by bonefishers […]

Posted on 4 June 2018 | 4:03 pm

HUTIAS: ABACO’S EXTINCT RODENTS LIVE ON… ELSEWHERE

HUTIAS: ABACO’S EXTINCT RODENTS LIVE ON… ELSEWHERE   The Bahama hutia (Geocapromys ingrahami) has the distinction of being the only indigenous land mammal in the Bahamas. Historically found on a number of islands, the species is now confined to very limited locations. Abaco is, sadly, no longer one of them; they are officially shown as extirpated here […]

Posted on 1 June 2018 | 1:05 pm

ABACO’S THREE CUCKOO SPECIES

ABACO’S THREE CUCKOO SPECIES Goodness, is it the end of the month already? So much going on, 3 half-written posts but running short of time. So here’s something (even) more interesting than the stuff I write – actual photos of actual birds with no words. Great photos (not mine) of Abaco’s 3 cuckoo species to […]

Posted on 29 May 2018 | 11:35 am

‘SOCIABLE DOLPHINS’: MELON-HEADED WHALES

‘SOCIABLE DOLPHINS’: MELON-HEADED WHALES Last month, BMMRO undertook a joint expedition with FIELD SCHOOL to carry out research on sperm whales. This took them out into deep water, where another, quite different, cetacean species was also encountered on the final day – a huge pod of more than 100 melon-headed whales Peponocephala electra. The melon-headed […]

Posted on 22 May 2018 | 1:23 pm

LOGGERHEAD KINGBIRD: BENIGN ‘TYRANT’ OF ABACO

LOGGERHEAD KINGBIRD: BENIGN ‘TYRANT’ OF ABACO Abaco is home to 4 main so-called tyrant flycatchers (Tyrannidae): the loggerhead kingbird, the gray kingbird, the La Sagra’s flycatcher and the Cuban pewee. All are common permanent residents except the gray kingbird, which is a summer resident only. Several other flycatcher species are found on Abaco, but they […]

Posted on 17 May 2018 | 11:17 am

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