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!
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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?
PO Box AB-20006, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Images by Tom Sheley, Bruce Hallett, Gerlinde Taurer, Tony Hepburn, Nina Henry, RH
Book still available. Moving to Abaco in Dec and would love to find one.
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Hi Michael, thanks for getting in touch. We still have some books in stock, so it will be easy to arrange a purchase. If you’d like to contact me by email once you have made you move, we can proceed when you are settled in! If you’d like to have a copy in advance, let me know and we can arrange to get one to you (there will be a shipping charge). My email is rollingharbour.delphi [at] gmail.com Good luck with the move! KS
Hi again Michael, did you get my reply?
Michael, did you get my reply?
Is there an email address I could write to about getting a copy of the Birds of Abaco book?
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Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can fix it!
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are there any copies of this book still available? I would love to buy one.
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There are indeed! The main stock is at the Delphi Club Abaco, with a few kept in the UK for Euro buyers. Can you email me at email@example.com, giving your shipping destination, so I can reply with more info. RH
How can I order a copy? I live in Canada but summer on Great Guana Cay!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Magnificent! The best of luck with this beauty! 🙂
Thanks Dina – it’s going well, I’m pleased to say. We covered all the (substantial) costs in less than 3 months, which is a relief!
wow, how amazing and fantastic, congratulations to both of you, it looks marvellous and was obviously sorely needed!
That’s very kind. It was a wonderful project over 16 months, with every photo taken on Abaco (strict rule) and all birds in their natural surroundings – no feeders etc allowed. What next? Reef fish? Can’t swim well enough!!! RH
but it would be lovely fun trying … a whole new endeavour!