posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 02:13 AM
Migrating mass of birds are also responsible for pollinating plants/trees.
They may not be wholly responsible for that job but since they travel much farther than say, insects, they probably do a better job at enhancing
genetic diversity of plants/trees. Better genetic diversity means a stronger, more resilient plant or tree, more 'weather proof', more adaptable to
changing environment conditions, and generally with better immunity from diseases.
With reduced genetic diversity if bird's populations or migration patterns are badly disrupted, plants and trees will be more vulnerable to changes
in the environment. And so, species that also depend on plants and trees to survive will also be badly affected.
To make things worse, our climate is gradually departing from its norms. All this could also result to mass plant/tree die offs, more forest fires
and eventually killing species that depends on plants/trees to survive.