Incredible Birding Photography Hide

           Visit Incredible Birding hides to observe wild animal behaviour and photograph shy animals from close distance.

INDIA’S FIRST PRO HIDE SPECIALLY designed BY professional photographers 



  • Season: 15 September to 15 June
  • Morning session in Winters 6.30 AM to 12PM
  • Evening session in winters 1 pm to 4.30 PM
  • Morning Session in Summers 5AM to 11AM
  • Evening Session in summers 2PM to 7PM  
  • Groups For Full Hide-Exclusive booking dates available 
  • Capacity: 8 persons
  • Conditions of action photography: 9/10
  • Comfort level: 10/10
  • Built: 2016
  • Location: Sattal , Suryagaon , Uttarakhand ,India
  • Closest airport: Pant nagar airport  (4 hours’ drive)
  • Suggested focal length: 100 mm-600 mm
  • Required clothes: Brown, black , green
  • AM: 80 Degrees right light
  • PM: Backlight
  • Distance from Incredible Birding Hotel: 12 KMS
  • Transportation to Hide included Only for IBC package holders . 
  • Walking distance upto Hide: 200 meters
  • Uttarakhand  wildlife observation possibility at night time
  • 1000 W LED lamp system
  • 220 V electricity network 
  • Multi Flash Setups

                            DO’s And DONT’S INSIDE HIDE

1) Eating and Smoking is Strictly Prohibited Inside the Hide .

2) Only One water bottle per person per session is allowed inside the Hide .

3) Chewing of Tobacco / Pan Masala is strictly prohibited inside the Hide .

4) Please maintain silence . CHILDREN BELOW 10 YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED .

5) Do not speak even for Bird Identification – we are not sitting inside the Hide to identify Birds .

6) After each session our experts can identify species for you.

7) Use of Mobile is Strictly Prohibited in or around Hide , submit it at our lockers .

8) This is india’s First hide where flash is allowed – Subject only to proper use .

9) Do not suggest some changes in hide – we have a benchmark of images to show you clicked at same Hide.

10) Carry Extra battery as well as memory cards for the hide session , No one will bring it for you once you reach hide .

11) We are very strict to timings – Once the session starts , NO one is allowed to join the session further .

 12) Do not ask us to feed birds as per your mood , our experts are there to do their job .

13) Wearing Bright colours is a strict NO in or around Hide.

14) Please leave only your footprints and take only IMAGES !

15) You can’t move or ask for seat change once the session is started . 


Hide Charges : 1000 INR per session / 2000 per day

FULL Hide charges : 7000 INR per session / 14000 INR per day

Hide Booking Timings : No Random Booking Please , Three Days Prior to your session .


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Species that can be expected from Hide as well as field Birding .

Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis

Changeable Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus

Mountain Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus nipalensis

Black Eagle Ictinaetus malaiensis

Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis

Bonelli’s Eagle Aquila fasciata

Shikra Accipiter badius

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

Black Kite Milvus migrans

Himalayan Buzzard Buteo refectus

Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius

Mountain Scops-Owl Otus spilocephalus

Collared Scops-Owl Otus lettia

Brown Fish-Owl Ketupa zeylonensis

Tawny Fish-Owl Ketupa flavipes

Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei

Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides

Asian Barred/Jungle Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides/radiatum

Spotted Owlet Athene brama

Brown Wood-Owl Strix leptogrammica

Himalayan Owl Strix nivicolum

Brown Boobook Ninox scutulata

Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris

Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni

Coppersmith Barbet Psilopogon haemacephalus

Great Barbet Psilopogon virens

Lineated Barbet Psilopogon lineatus

Brown-headed Barbet Psilopogon zeylanicus

Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus

Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus

Gray-capped Woodpecker Yungipicus canicapillus

Brown-fronted Woodpecker Dendrocoptes auriceps

Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus

Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei

Himalayan Woodpecker Dendrocopos himalayensis

Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus

Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus

Scaly-bellied Woodpecker Picus squamatus

Gray-headed Woodpecker Picus canus

Greater Yellownape Chrysophlegma flavinucha

woodpecker sp. Picidae sp.

Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens

Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Slaty-headed Parakeet Psittacula himalayana

Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala

Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae

Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus

Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus

Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei

Black-winged Cuckooshrike Lalage melaschistos

Himalayan Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius ripleyi

Green Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus

White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca

Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus

Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii

Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus

Common Iora Aegithina tiphia

White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus

Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus

Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus

drongo sp. Dicrurus sp.

Indian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach

Gray-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus

Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius

Black-headed Jay Garrulus lanceolatus

Yellow-billed Blue-Magpie Urocissa flavirostris

Red-billed Blue-Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha

Yellow-billed/Red-billed Blue-Magpie Urocissa flavirostris/erythroryncha

Common Green-Magpie Cissa chinensis

Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda

Gray Treepie Dendrocitta formosae

Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus

House Crow Corvus splendens

Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos

Common Raven Corvus corax

Yellow-bellied Fairy-Fantail Chelidorhynx hypoxanthus

Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis

Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus

Coal Tit Periparus ater

Rufous-naped Tit Periparus rufonuchalis

Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris

Gray-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous

Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus

Cinereous Tit Parus cinereus

Himalayan Black-lored Tit Machlolophus xanthogenys

Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera

Gray-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii

Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis

prinia sp. Prinia sp.

Thick-billed Warbler Arundinax aedon

Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum

Gray-throated Martin Riparia chinensis

Pale Sand Martin Riparia diluta

Dusky Crag-Martin Ptyonoprogne concolor

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii

Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica

Streak-throated Swallow Petrochelidon fluvicola

Common House-Martin Delichon urbicum

Nepal House-Martin Delichon nipalense

swallow sp. Hirundinidae sp.

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys

Brachypodius/Rubigula/Pycnonotus sp. Brachypodius/Rubigula/Pycnonotus sp.

Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala

Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii

Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis

Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher

Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei

Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus

Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus

Tickell’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

Whistler’s Warbler Phylloscopus whistleri

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides

Green/Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus nitidus/trochiloides

Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis

Blyth’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides

Gray-hooded Warbler Phylloscopus xanthoschistos

Phylloscopus sp. Phylloscopus sp.

Gray-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer

Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler Cettia major

Gray-sided Bush Warbler Cettia brunnifrons

Chestnut-headed Tesia Cettia castaneocoronata

Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps

Aberrant Bush Warbler Horornis flavolivaceus

Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca

Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis

Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta

Indian White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

Black-chinned Babbler Cyanoderma pyrrhops

Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis

White-browed Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps

Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler Megapomatorhinus erythrogenys

Timaliidae sp. Timaliidae sp.

Striated Laughingthrush Grammatoptila striata

Jungle Babbler Turdoides striata

White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus

Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush Ianthocincla rufogularis

Spotted Laughingthrush Ianthocincla ocellata 

White-throated Laughingthrush Ianthocincla albogularis

Streaked Laughingthrush Trochalopteron lineatum

Variegated Laughingthrush Trochalopteron variegatum

Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Trochalopteron erythrocephalum

Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata

Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea

Blue-winged Minla Actinodura cyanouroptera

Chestnut-tailed Minla Actinodura strigula

Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta cinnamoventris

White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis

nuthatch sp. Sitta sp.

Bar-tailed Treecreeper Certhia himalayana

Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes

Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnia malabarica

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spilopterus

myna/starling sp. Sturnidae sp.

Dark-sided Thrush Zoothera marginata

Long-billed Thrush Zoothera monticola

Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma

Pied Thrush Geokichla wardii

Orange-headed Thrush Geokichla citrina

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus

Gray-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul

Tickell’s Thrush Turdus unicolor

Tibetan Blackbird Turdus maximus

White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus

Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus

Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis

Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica

Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica

Muscicapa sp. Muscicapa sp.

Indian Robin Copsychus fulicatus

Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis

Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides

blue flycatcher sp. Cyornis sp.

Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae

Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara

Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus

Indian Blue Robin Larvivora brunnea

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

Blue Whistling-Thrush Myophonus caeruleus

Little Forktail Enicurus scouleri

Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus

Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus

Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope

Himalayan Rubythroat Calliope pectoralis

Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus

White-browed Bush-Robin Tarsiger indicus

Golden Bush-Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus

Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata

Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni

Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris

Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Ficedula ruficauda

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva

Taiga/Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla/parva

Ficedula sp. Ficedula sp.

Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis

Plumbeous Redstart Phoenicurus fuliginosus

White-capped Redstart Phoenicurus leucocephalus

Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephala

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush Monticola rufiventris

Blue-capped Rock-Thrush Monticola cinclorhyncha

Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius

Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus

Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata

Gray Bushchat Saxicola ferreus 

Brown Rock Chat Oenanthe fusca

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus

flowerpecker sp. Prionochilus/Dicaeum sp.

Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus

Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda

Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata

Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis

Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja

Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii

White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata

Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata

Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris

Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana

Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata

Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Russet Sparrow Passer cinnamomeus

Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola

White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

wagtail sp. Motacilla sp.

Upland Pipit Anthus sylvanus

Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

Black-and-yellow Grosbeak Mycerobas icterioides

Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

Scarlet Finch Carpodacus sipahi

Himalayan Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus

Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochroa

rosefinch sp. Carpodacus sp.

Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis

Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala

Plain Mountain-Finch Leucosticte nemoricola

Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Chloris spinoides

European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

Crested Bunting Emberiza lathami

Rock Bunting Emberiza cia

White-capped Bunting Emberiza stewarti

 Garganey Spatula querquedula

Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata

Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina

duck sp. Anatinae sp.

Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola

Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis

Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus

Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus

Gray Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus

Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus

francolin sp. Pternistis/Francolinus/Peliperdix/Scleroptila sp.

Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus

Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos

Koklass Pheasant Pucrasia macrolopha

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Hill Pigeon Columba rupestris

Speckled Wood-Pigeon Columba hodgsonii

Ashy Wood-Pigeon Columba pulchricollis

Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis

Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica

Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

Streptopelia sp. Streptopelia sp.

Asian Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica

Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon Treron sphenurus

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus

Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii

Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris

Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides

Common Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius

Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus

Himalayan Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Gray Nightjar Caprimulgus jotaka

Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus

Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris

Alpine Swift Apus melba

Blyth’s Swift Apus leuconyx

Little Swift Apus affinis

swift sp. Apodidae sp.

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

lapwing sp. Vanellus sp.