Bird Hides - designs

To: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>, "Peter Shute" <>,
Subject: Bird Hides - designs
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 10:36:59 +1000
It does appear that most hides seem to have been designed and built by
umpa lumpas. One way to provide a view everone can use is to install
vertical slits - this does restrict sideways movement though. A large
'window' space, backed by a sit down bench does help, although the
balance betwween binocular users and scope users is hard to find. Most
importantly is backing the viewing space with an internal wall as a
shilouette would seem to be the most alarming of sights. That and
covering the access to the hide so everything isn't gone when one
eventually gets there.....

Good luck!


On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 10:27 +1100, "Greg & Val Clancy"
<> wrote:
> One consideration when constructing a bird hide is to ensure that there
> are 
> a number of windows at varying heights and ones that are suitable for 
> scopes.  If people can't see well out of a hide they will just walk
> around 
> outside potentially causing disturbance to the birds.  Remember some
> birdos 
> are tall.
> Greg Clancy
> Ecologist
> Coutts Crossing

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