I'd suggest you look at "Spotting Scopes" instead.
They are lower power - typically 20-60 - but are a lot more suitable for looking at birds and landscape objects. You get great detail on the moon as well. Some are waterproof.
I have one with the 90 degree angle eyepiece, which also happens to be easier for kids to use.
20-45 power 60mm scopes start at less than $50. As you move up to the range of $200 to $300, you start to get 80mm scopes with better workmanship, coatings, etc.
I've bought most of items like this at Adorama.com. The one I have is similar to this: