Birds in Abaco
When one thinks of Birds in Abaco, the Abaco Parrot is the bird that receives the most attention. Abaco has many other beautiful and interesting birds and is attracting more bird watchers every year.
Although Abaco Parrots are considered rare, they are not so rare or hard to find if you know when and where to look. They are not even endangered. Although the green, squawky birds were once found on five or six islands, they now inhabit only Abaco and Inagua. There are 3,000 to 5,000 of them on Abaco. They nest in the ground, sometimes six feet down in limestone caves, so the time to find them is early morning or early evening – when they are feeding in the trees. Listen for their squawking, and you will find them. Their beautiful green feathers might blend into the tree, but when they fly, especially when the sun is shining, you will be amazed at their electric blue wings.
They seem to be easier to find this year – so does that mean the population is increasing? I hope so! I have had the pleasure of seeing them at Casuarina Point, Schooner Bay, and Bahama Palm Shores this year. Here is a link to my blog about the Abaco Parrots that were regular visitors to our house at Casuarina Point when we were there in September and October: Abaco Parrots at Casuarina Point
The Delphi Club on Rolling Harbour has published a BEAUTIFUL coffee table book, and the information you need to purchase it
Some articles from past Abaconians: