Little Birds

Curator’s Words


Little Birds


Without birds, forest ecosystems cannot function. Each year, insectivorous birds consume between 400 and 500 million tons of insects, while other species store seeds that aid trees in regeneration and pollinate flowering plants. As a result of their ecosystem services, forest-dwelling birds contribute to the general health of the forest. Numerous research published in the scientific literature attest to the critical role of birds in ecological and socioeconomic systems. Without robust bird populations, forests cannot be considered healthy. There can be no long-term stability in bird populations if there are insufficient healthy forests to support them throughout their life cycles.