Sea Change Film Series 2018

Sea Change Environmental Film Series

Now in its 6th year, the Sea Change environmental film series, sponsored by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, and WCAI Radio, will have an all–bird theme.

The film series continues on Saturday, March 31st with two short films focused on clashes between the needs of threatened wildlife and those of human beings. Birds of May details the competing interests of Red Knots, a declining shorebird dependent on the food-rich flats of the Delaware Bay and the expansion of shellfish farming in the region. A second film, Cormorants in the Crosshairs, looks at efforts to protect the salmon fishery in the Pacific Northwest by killing double-crested cormorants, seabirds viewed as a prime predator of juvenile salmon. WCAI’s Heather Goldstone will lead an after-film discussion with shorebird researcher and author, Brian Harrington, and Katharine Parsons of Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program.

The series concludes Saturday April 28st at 7 pm with Birders: The Central Park Effect, an entertaining profile of the birdwatching personalities of Central Park, an important stop for migrating birds on the Atlantic Flyway. Following the film, international birding travel leader David Clapp and Nick Dorian, an avid young birder, photographer, and PhD student at Tufts University will be part of a panel discussion led by WCAI’s Mindy Todd.