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The 'Gazebo' hide at the West Midland Bird Club
's Belvide Reservoir reserve
A bird hide
(or hide) is a shelter, often camouflaged
, that is used to observe wildlife
, especially birds, at close quarters. Although hides were once built chiefly as a hunting
aids, they are now commonly found in parks
for the use of bird watchers
and other observers who do not want to disturb wildlife as it is being observed.
A typical bird hide resembles a garden shed
, with small openings, shutters, or windows built into at least one side to enable observation.
Variant types of bird hide include: