country specific definition
“A typical bird hide resembles a garden shelter, with...” seems to be an unnecessary restriction of the usage of this tag, influenced by a specific context and not necessarily valid on a global scale. —Dieterdreist (talk) 08:20, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
- To me that doesn't appear as a "restriction" as such. It's an attempt at describing a typical bird hide (In north Europe at least)
animal observation places not for birds
- "Animal observation places" in Northern Europe appears to be almost exclusively some variant of bird hide (primarily for bird watching). I'll have no problem with bending the definition a bit, if it can be helpful.
Icon on OSM Carto
Bird hides currently are not displayed on the default map. This is adressed in https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/3175 though.