I am in the early stages of planning a story called The Four Flamingos of the Apocalypse. The premise is that the Four Horsemen have manifested on the surface of the earth and are tasked with bringing about the apocalypse, but due to an unforeseen quirk they've all incarnated as flamingos.
As flamingos they're going to find it very hard to do the kind of damage necessary to bring about the apocalypse, so I'm looking into the kinds of resources flamingos have available and what they could do with it. Some flamingos live in sodium salt lakes, and I wonder how much potential that has as a resource. I suspect I'll end up giving the flamingos some non-real-world capabilities but I want to figure out what their options are before blessing them with any special abilities.
My chemistry knowledge is unfortunately quite poor for a handful of reasons, and most of the information I have seen online about sodium salts makes little sense to me. Wikipedia has a short article on it but none of the options sound particularly dangerous. Can anybody give me any pointers?