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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 TALE OF ‘BIG BIRD’ THE RESCUE HERON

THE TALE OF ‘BIG BIRD’ THE RESCUE HERON Admiring birds, photographing them, and counting them for surveys – all these are excellent pastimes. But for a real and meaningful interaction, there can surely be nothing more rewarding than animal rescue. Melissa Maura, known I’m sure to many readers of this blog, is an expert at […]

Posted on 19 July 2018 | 7:54 am

BUTTERFLIES ON ABACO (11): LONG-TAILED SKIPPER & NORTHERN CLOUDYWING

BUTTERFLIES ON ABACO (11): LONG-TAILED SKIPPER                        & NORTHERN CLOUDYWING Two butterflies caught my attention on the same afternoon. The first was a Long-tailed Skipper Urbanus proteus, a species I have featured before. The other was new to me – the Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades. New to […]

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:11 pm

‘WELL SPOTTED’ (2): ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHINS IN ABACO

‘WELL SPOTTED’ (2): ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHINS IN ABACO No sooner have I posted about PANTROPICAL SPOTTED DOLPHINS sighted during the current BMMRO whale research program, than the other Bahamas spotted dolphin species shows up as well. These are the more numerous Atlantic Spotteds Stenella frontalis, more confined in range (as the names suggest) than the Pantropicals.  […]

Posted on 13 July 2018 | 7:35 am

‘WELL SPOTTED’: PANTROPICAL SPOTTED DOLPHINS IN ABACO

‘WELL SPOTTED’: PANTROPICAL SPOTTED DOLPHINS IN ABACO Two species of spotted dolphin are found in Bahamas waters. The most common is the ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHIN Stenella frontalis, a species confined to the Atlantic. Less commonly seen – though with a global range – are Pantropical Spotted Dolphins Stenella attenuata.  The BMMRO research boat is out whale-spotting […]

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 12:40 pm

QUEEN ANGELFISH: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (46)

QUEEN ANGELFISH: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (46) The Queen Angelfish Holacanthus ciliarisis is without doubt one of the most beautiful of all reef fishes in the Bahamas – and the competition is very strong. I have posted about them before, but to my surprise not for nearly 5 years. Too long: here are some much more recent […]

Posted on 9 July 2018 | 1:08 pm

BANANAQUITS: SMART BIRDS ON ABACO

BANANAQUITS: SMART BIRDS ON ABACO Bananaquits are smart. They look smart, of course, and they act smart too. Their diet consists  mainly of nectar and fruit, so you’ll find them where there are flowering or fruiting trees and shrubs. Their sharp little beak curves slightly, enabling them to get right into where the good things […]

Posted on 4 July 2018 | 1:06 pm

MARINE POSTER COMPETITION FOR ABACO KIDS

MARINE POSTER COMPETITION FOR ABACO KIDS BMMRO recently collaborated with Dolphin Encounters Marine Education Poster Contest in a competition for schoolchildren on Abaco. There were 3 age groups, 3 -5, 6 – 8, and 9 – 12. The young participants received the excellent BMMRO marine educational poster as a prize, though I suspect they were […]

Posted on 29 June 2018 | 12:32 pm

“GIFTS FROM THE SEA”: THE CHEROKEE SHELL MUSEUM

“GIFTS FROM THE SEA”: THE CHEROKEE SHELL MUSEUM In the shadow of a tall pylon in the secluded settlement of Cherokee stands Abaco’s smallest museum. Make that one of the world’s smallest museums. As I mentioned after it opened last year, other contenders for the title include the MmuseumM in New York, housed in an […]

Posted on 28 June 2018 | 3:40 pm

SPERM WHALES GATHERING IN ABACO WATERS

SPERM WHALES GATHERING IN ABACO WATERS During the past week, the BMMRO research boat has been tracking sperm whales off the south coast of Abaco. These huge creatures are the largest marine mammals found in Bahamian waters, and the area between Rocky Point around the south coast to Hole-in-the Wall is a great place to […]

Posted on 26 June 2018 | 4:04 pm

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

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