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Abaco National Park

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A nature trail in the Abaco National Park
Sign at the entrance to the Abaco National Park
Nature trail in the Abaco National Park
Tree marker in the Abaco National Park
Parrots sharing an orange in the Abaco National Park
West Indian Woodpecker in the Abaco National Park
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Established on May 9, 1994, the Abaco National Park comprises 20,500 acres in Southern Abaco. It was a significant addition to the National Park system of The Bahamas and was the first major park to be created in over 20 years! Included in this area is 5,000 acres of pine forest, the major habitat of the Bahama Parrot.

Although the Bahama Parrot had been protected by law for some years, the inadequate enforcement of laws and destruction of their habitat resulted in dwindling numbers of animals. The Abaco National Park renders the habitat of the Abaco parrot protected and conserves it in perpetuity. This 20,500 acre park is located on the southeastern portion of Abaco Island between Hole in the Wall and Crossing Rocks and includes 5,000 acres of pine forest.

Click here to see the park's boundaries.

Recreational Opportunities

The Park is easily accessible and the supporting tourism infrastructure in Abaco (hotels, etc.) lends itself to the development of nature tourism activities. Abaco has the best birding of any island in The Bahamas. It is possible to see more Bahamian specialties on Abaco then on any other island. A visiting birder with a good guide can see Bahama Parrots, West Indian Woodpeckers, Bahama Swallows, Bahama Yellow throats, Loggerhead Kingbirds, Olive-capped Warblers and Bahama Mockingbird. Bahamians who are willing to learn about birds and the other flora and fauna of the Park, as well as take a tour guide training, have a great economic opportunity awaiting them in Abaco.

Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

The park might not be suitable for persons with mobility impairments. The terrain is rough and one must travel in an all-terrain or 4-wheel drive vehicle to get there.

 Pet Friendly Notes

No pets are allowed.

For More Information, Contact:

Mr. David Knowles

bnt@bnt.bs

General Delivery, Marsh Harbour, NO
(242) 225-4479 · fax (242) 393-4978

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Abaco National Park: Birding

The Abaco National Park is the major habitat of the Abaco or Bahama Parrot, and laws have been...

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Southern Abaco: Important Bird Area (IBA)

This IBA comprises portions of protected and unprotected land mass, including 40% of the...

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Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 26.064059000
Longitude: -77.263504000
Elevation: 29 FT (9 M)
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