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Peter Ericsson | profile | all galleries >> Bird hides! tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Bird hides!

Portable pop-up hides.
These blinds can be purchased through me.
If you are coming to Thailand I can arrange to have it sent to you while here.

I have recently acquired access to these wonderful bird hides. They are so easy to use and provide an excellent cover for photography. I always keep one in the trunk of my car for easy access.

I have even approached birds walking inside the hide with success. For instance the shots of the Eurasian Thick-knee and the Malayan Night Heron were taken this way.
http://www.pbase.com/peterericsson/image/115618313
http://www.pbase.com/peterericsson/image/114739033

Other times I simply use an existing water hole or I put out worms and wait.
http://www.pbase.com/peterericsson/image/126270540

It is an excellent way of not disturbing nesting birds but still getting pictures.
http://www.pbase.com/peterericsson/image/112379090
http://www.pbase.com/peterericsson/image/126128423

I readily recommend using a blind when feasible. It is a very exciting experience to wait with patience and then be rewarded with close up shots of birds otherwise hard to approach.

The price for one standard sized hide is 3000Baht . Shipping is unfortunately a bit costly and not included in the price. One way of bringing down the shipping cost is to order bigger volume for friends and associates.

They are easy to pack in a round-shaped bag.
The hides are made of 1mm 100% waterproof camouflage nylon polyester.
The metal wire is made from rust proof metal.

The single hide is a standard size of hide. It is suitable for 1 person or two standing persons.

One side is a door, zipped around and big enough to allow getting in and out easily.
Each of the other 3 sides comprises of one main window for camera and lens extrusion and is zipped in order to adjust to desired level. One small sized window fit with black-mesh and covered with another layer of sheet in order to look out for the bird and air flow. One small size window at eye level, fitted with zipper which allow the lens to extrude.

- Dimension : WxLxH 115x115x130 cm.
- Packed in shoulder carry bag : Diameter 45 cm., thick 2-3 inches. Weight 2.2 kg.
- Packed in shipping box : WxLxH 47x47x5 cm., Gross Weight 2.7 kg.
- Color available : Dark Greenish and Green Camouflage.
- Accessories : 4 stakes, 4 ropes, 1 bag.
- Special design : 1 attached versatile pouch on the inside.
: Support with 4 stakes and 4 ropes to tie the hide down if needed.

Price: 3500Baht plus shippine

Flexible sized hide: This hide can accommodate up to 3 persons. It is basically 2 standard sized hided joined together. It can be used as a single person hide as well simply by not extending it to full length.

- Dimension :
. Fully extended WxLxH : 120x220x130 cm.
. Folded 120x120x130 cm.
- Packed in shoulder carry bag : Diameter 45 cm., Thick 4-5 inches, Weight 3.7 kg.
- Packed in shipping box : WxLxH 47x47x10 cm., Gross Weight 4.2 kg.
- Color available : Green Camouflage.
- Accessories : 6 stakes, 6 ropes, 1 carry bag.
- Special design : 1 attached versatile pouch inside.
. : Support by 6 stakes and 6 ropes to tie down if needed.

Price: 4500Baht excluding shipping


Tower hide:

Sit or stand up!
Main frame made of rust-proof springy metal.
This is the most convenient and comfortable hide.
It can take up to 2 standing photographers and allows for a large camping chair or even your favorite arm-chair from home.

The hide allows for more movement and being able to stand up and stretch those sore muscles after sitting awhile.

With 2 levels of shooting windows, making your bird pictures different from others.

- 1 big door, zipped around, big enough to allow you walk in & out easily. The upper level window is installed with black-mesh window to look out with more ease.
- Each of the other 3 sides comprise of upper & lower windows. Lower level comprises of 1 main window for camera and lens extrusion, zipped in order to adjust to desired level, the other 1 small sized window fit with black-mesh and is covered with another layer of sheet in order to let you look for the bird and let air ventilate. A small sized window at your eye's level, fitted with zippers allows you to let the lens extrude to take pictures. Upper level window on all 4 sides, each side comprises of main zipped windows for lens extrusion and a small black-mesh window attached beside to let you look for birds and the air ventilation.


Dimension : WxLxH : 140x140x175 cm.
- Packed in backpack-style bag : Diameter 60 cm., Thick 2 inches, Weight 3.5 kg.
- Packed in shipping box : WxLxH 60x60x5 cm., Gross Weight 4 kg.
- Color available : Green Camouflage.
- Accessories : 4 stakes, 4 ropes, 1 carry bag.
- Special design : with 1 attached versatile pouch inside for your camera equipment accessories.

Price: 4500 Baht excluding shipping
Single size
Single size
Flexible size (1-3 persons)
Flexible size (1-3 persons)
Tower size
Tower size
in bag
in bag
All lined up!
All lined up!