Attracting birds


i have noticed that we have very few birds in our area of Manchester. I am the pastor of a church in Openshaw and we have a 2 acre cleared churchyard. We would like to use part of that to provide an environment to attract more wildlife in particular more birds. We want to do this in conjunction with the next door primary school and local children. It would be great if this could become a project where bird species were counted and monitored.

is there anyone here who is able and capable to help set this up?

i would be interested to have your thoughts .