As good as Raffaele's field guide is, it is not specific to Abaco, or even the Bahamas. The guide covers the entire West Indies, and I will unfortunately not have time to see all of these sweet islands. Therefore, I took some time to go through the book and pick out the birds that would definitely be on Abaco while I am there, as well as possible flybys or stopover migrants. Here is the first part of what I have (roughly) come up with:
I have the entire checklist, and I'll try to post updates as I can.
So my hopes are high to not only experience the awesome well-known wildlife of Abaco, but also maybe some unusual flying visitors as well. Check back often for photo-dumps of what I am seeing!