|Birdwatching in Kecamatan Sonder of Minahasa regency the Province of North Sulawesi|
More birds can be seen in Kecamatan Sonder of Minahasa regency if we spend several more days there. There is a good homestay in Tounelet village. It belongs to Gerardus Roentoe family (also called Om Boy).
How to get there?
Sonder town is covered by 4G internet connection provided by telkomsel. You only need to buy Simpati Simcard and internet quota at the airport or at the nearby supermarket to get access to the internet.
There are eating houses or food stalls in Sonder town. So, it is easy to find food there. Because most of the Minahasan traditional foods are spicy, please inform the food vendors in advance if you do not want chilli souce in the foods that you order.
|Sonder town in Minahasa highland of North Sulawesi|
Birding in Sonder is easy. We do not need expensive hiking shoes. I usually spend my time walking in the farmland areas especially in placescwhere there are tall trees. There are unpaved roads, and footpaths which I can follow. They are not steep. I only wear flip-flops or running shoes. Because I often bring complete birding gear, I always wear jeans or trousers that have several big pockets. I put laser pointer, sound player and loudspeaker as well as a pen and a small note book in them.
|Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon in Tounelet village of Sonder, Minahasa Highland|
|Sahul Sunbird in Tounelet Slope of Kecamatan Sonder of Minahasa Highland|