For children to learn about birds one place to start is waterbirds, terrestrial birds on land, treetop birds. Then you can introduce the concept of birds of prey. Also consider vultures (the services they provide to clean up decaying dead animal bodies).
In January we started the year out in the rivers, lakes, lagoons, and swamps of Canal de Chiquimulilla, the CECON-USAC nature park near Monterrico (parallel to the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala).
Posted Jan 31, 2018