“BIRDS OF ABACO”


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WHAT HAS THE GESTATION PERIOD OF A WALRUS (16 MONTHS) AND WEIGHS THE SAME AS A PAIR OF FULLY GROWN PINEAPPLES (2 KILOS)?

“THE DELPHI CLUB GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF ABACO”

A unique bird book is  been published and has arrived on Abaco today. Printed in Italy at the end of January, it has made its way from Florence via Bologna, Leipzig, Brussels, Cincinnati, Miami and Nassau. Having spent an unexpectedly long sojourn in Nassau,  2 pallets of books are now safely at the Delphi Club… at last!Cuban Pewee on Abaco

The Guide showcases the rich and varied bird life of Abaco, Bahamas and features both resident and migratory species including rarities and unusual sightings. It is available for sale now from the Delphi Club in a limited edition of 500.  The main features are as follows:

  • 272 pages with more than 350 photographs
  • 163 species shown in vivid colour – nearly two-thirds of all the bird species ever recorded for Abaco
  • Every single photograph was taken on Abaco or in Abaco waters
  • All birds are shown in their natural surroundings – no feeders or trails of seed were used
  • Several birds featured are the first ones ever recorded for Abaco or  even for the entire Bahamas

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  • A total of 30 photographers, both experienced and amateur, have contributed to the project
  • The book has had the generous support of many well-known names of Abaco and Bahamas birding
  • Complete checklist of every bird recorded for Abaco since 1950 up to the date of publication
  • Specially devised codes indicating when you may see a particular bird, and the likelihood of doing so
  • Specially commissioned cartographer’s Map of Abaco showing places named in the book

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  • Informative captions intentionally depart from the standard field guide approach…
  • …as does the listing of the birds in alphabetical rather than scientific order
  • Say goodbye to ’37 warbler species on consecutive pages’ misery
  • Say hello to astonishing and unexpected juxtapositions of species

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  • The book was printed in Florence, Italy by specialist printers on grade-1 quality paper
  • Printing took pairs of printers working in 6 hour shifts 33 hours over 3 days to complete
  • The designer and the author personally oversaw the printing

Smooth-billed Ani pair GT

  • The book is dedicated to the wildlife organisations of Abaco
  • A percentage of the proceeds of sale will be donated for the support of local wildlife organisations
  • A copy of the book will be presented to every school on Abaco and to educational departments

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The book is published by the Delphi Club (contact details below). The project was managed by a publishing specialist in art books. The author is the wildlife blogger more widely known on Abaco and (possibly) beyond as ‘Rolling Harbour’. Oh! So that would in fact be Mrs Harbour and myself. Well well. What are the chances?

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The Delphi Club at Rolling Harbour
PO Box AB-20006, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Tel: +1-242-366-2222
General Manager – Max Woolnough
delphi.bahamas@gmail.com

American Oystercatchers BH IMG_2000 copy 2Great Egret by Tom SheleyNorthern Pintail KS V2White-cheeked Pintail, Abaco 9Ring-billed Gull (Nina Henry : DCB)Black & White Warbler.Cross Harbor.Abaco Bahamas.Tom SheleyBahamas-Great Abaco_Yellow-bellied Sapsucker_Gerlinde Taurer 1 FVSpotted Sandpiper.Abaco Bahamas.Tom Sheley FVBlue-gray Gnatcatcher, Abaco 1Bahama Woodstar (f) TL IMG_3213 2Bahama Woodstar (m) BH IMG_0917 copyBahama Yellowthroat (m) BH IMG_8313 copyBahama Warbler BH IMG_8398 copy - Version 2Bahama Swallow CN

Images by Tom Sheley,  Bruce Hallett, Gerlinde Taurer, Tony Hepburn, Nina Henry, RH

Birds of Abaco Contibutor Page

The Author & Designer in mellow mood at the Delphi ClubScreen Shot 2013-11-06 at 21.00.05 - Version 2

12 thoughts on ““BIRDS OF ABACO”

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    • Hi Deb, that’s an easy one – we can send you a copy for winter reading! The main stock is at the Delphi Club. If you send me your address to rollingharbour.delphi@gmail.com I’ll put the wheels in motion. I’ll email back for your CC details, and I’ll advise you the shipping charge for Canada. Does that work for you? All the best from Rolling Harbour.

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