|Male Vogelkop Bowerbird stood in front of his bower|
Bowerbird is a species of bird that lives in higher elevation forest of bird's head region in West Papua. The bird is called burung pintar (meaning literally smart bird) by local people. I have seen the bowerbird since 2010 when I guide tourists on birding tours to Arfak mountains.
A Roman Catholic Church, the Cathedral of Christ the King (locally called Gereja Katolik Kristus Raja) in Sorong city was designed based on the structure of Vogelkop Bowerbird. I do not know the architect who designed the building but it was really a nice artwork. Visitors who want to see the building can go to Kampung Baru area in Sorong city. Last week, I guided an American tourist, Paige Harvey to see the building.
|Roman Catholic Church - Cathedral Christ the King in Kampung Baru area of Sorong city|
- Clothing that is suitable for tropical region (t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, jeans, hat, raincoat or rain poncho)
- Waterproof watch or alarm clock to help birdwatchers organize their wake-up and birding time
- Binoculars - at least the waterproof 10× 42 mm or 12× 50 mm roof prism. The porro design is ok too.
- Camera with telephoto lens such as Nikon P1000, or Sony DSC H400, or Canon D-SLR cameras with 150-600 mm lens.
- Field guide book: Birds of New Guinea
- Laser pointer
- Refillable water bottle and snacks. Biscuits and cereal are good food supplements which visitors need during their hiking, birding and wildlife tour.
Birding tours in Manokwari
Birdwatching Tours in Arfak Mountains